Hines v. CBS Television Studios

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There is a proposed Settlement of a Class and Collective Action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York titled Hines v. CBS Television Studios
Case No. 1:15-cv-07882 (RWL)

Case Summary

Several lawsuits were filed by current and former Parking Production Assistants ("PPAs") asserting that PPAs are owed compensation for hours worked for which they were not paid. Specifically, the PPAs allege, inter alia, that the Defendants violated the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and New York Labor Law by not paying the PPAs correctly for all the hours, including overtime hours, that they worked. Defendants deny that they violated the law and maintain that they have consistently acted in accordance with all governing laws at all times, including by paying PPAs correctly.  However, to avoid the burden, expense, and inconvenience of continued litigation, Defendants have agreed to settle the lawsuits, without admitting any wrongdoing or liability.  To learn more about the claims in the Complaints and information about this settlement, please review the Important Documents page.  No decisions have been made by any court about the merits of Plaintiffs' claims in the Litigation or whether any case, in the absence of this Settlement, may proceed as a class and/or collective action.

Class Member Options

Option Description
You may submit a Claim Form to receive a Settlement Payment  This is the only way to be eligible to receive money from the Settlement Fund.

To be eligible to receive a Settlement Payment you must: (1) fully and timely complete, sign and mail, email or fax the Claim Form and (2) timely mail, email, text or fax an acceptable form of identification, such as a passport or driver’s license, to the Claims Administrator. The Claim Form must be postmarked, emailed or faxed (and ID may also be texted) back to the Claims Administrator on or before December 24, 2018.  See Section 8 of the Notice for complete instructions. (Deadline has passed) 
You may choose to exclude yourself from the Settlement (i.e. opt-out) If you don't wish to participate in the Settlement you can exclude yourself (“opt-out”) from the Litigation and the Settlement by following the directions outlined in Section 10 of the Notice. If you exclude yourself you will not receive a Settlement Payment and you cannot object to the Settlement as you will no longer be a part of the Litigation.  You will retain the right to bring your own action under federal and state law if you have any timely claims. (Deadline has passed) 
You may choose to do nothing in response to this Notice If you do not submit a Claim Form, but also do not opt-out, you: (1) will still be bound by the release of any state law claims as described in the Claim Form (which means you cannot sue Defendants under any state law for overtime compensation or other related matters regarding wages, hours, working conditions and compensation); and (2) will not receive any money from the Settlement.  However, you will retain your right to bring an action under federal law.  If you wished to retain the ability to continue to sue under both federal and state law you must opt-out of the Settlement.
If you want to object to the Settlement you may write to the Court If you do not opt-out of the Settlement, you may write to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair or unreasonable.  If you object, you may ask to appear before the Court to express your concerns about the fairness of the Settlement.  Procedures for objecting are described in Section 9 of the Notice.  If the Court rejects your objection, you will still be bound by the terms of the Settlement. (Deadline has passed) 

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Hines v. CBS Television Studios Claims Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91306
Seattle, WA 98111