Hodes Law Firm, LLC
Kansas City, Missouri
Truck drivers who trained with and/or drove for Prime, Inc. have the opportunity to recover money in class action settlement in Dominic Oliveira and Rocky Haworth, et al. v. New Prime, Inc., D. Mass. Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-10603-PBS.
This lawsuit alleges that Prime, Inc. violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws by failing to properly pay trainees and its employee drivers and independent contractors.
Persons who may be eligible are the following:
“All individuals who have attended training to become truck drivers for Prime and/or have driven for Prime as employee drivers and/or as independent contractor drivers who have leased their trucks through Prime at any time from October 2, 2012, to May 8, 2020, and all individuals who have otherwise attended training in Missouri to become truck drivers for Prime at any time from March 4, 2010, to May 8, 2020 (the “Class Period”), except for the named plaintiffs in Montgomery v. New Prime, Inc., 8:17-00321 (C.D. Cal.).”
To settle this lawsuit, Prime agreed to pay a total of up to $28,000,000.00 to the Class members and to waive its claims for reimbursement for training costs and other debts owed by the Class members, along with other non-monetary benefits. All Class members will recover automatic settlement payments and additional amounts by filing claims.
Immediately after the Court-approved notice was sent by email and mail to more than 40,000 potential class members, a Prime, Inc. supervisor sent a message to all drivers, stating that the email settlement notice was a “phishing scam” and that drivers should not click on the settlement website. This information was completely false.
At an emergency hearing on October 9, 2020, the Court expressed serious concerns about this inaccurate message and ordered that Prime:
Prime, Inc. makes official statement regarding the settlement after Court grants Plaintiffs’ Emergency Motion:
For more information, please contact the Hodes Law Firm:
Garrett M. Hodes
Hodes Law Firm, LLC
900 Westport Rd., 2nd Floor
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
You can also contact one of these attorneys:
Fair Work, P.C.
192 South Street, Suite 450
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Virginia Stevens Crimmins
Crimmins Law Firm LLC
214 S. Spring Street
Independence, Missouri 64050