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Month: October 2015

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Srourian Law Firm has filed a putative class action on behalf of employees from Delphine Restaurant and The Living Room Bar inside the W Hotel in Hollywood, alleging their employer Innovative Dining Group violated various labor code provisions, including failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, and failure to pay minimum wage, among several other violations.

The lawsuit alleges that the massive volumes of people flock to The Delphine and Living Room on a nightly basis, and chronic understaffing made for a difficult time for non-exempt employees. The lawsuit further alleges that management instituted a policy for employees to take “working breaks”, where employees would be forced to work through breaks required by the law in order to keep up with demand. The lawsuit seeks payment of all unpaid wages, in addition to penalties, interest, attorneys’ fees, and punitive damages.

SROURIAN LAW FIRM’S CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
The class action lawsuit alleges that Innovative Dining Group’s conduct violates California’s labor laws. The suit seeks actual damages for unpaid wages, in addition to penalties, interest, attorneys’ fees, and punitive damages.

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Srourian Law Firm, with locations in Los Angeles, Westwood, Woodland Hills, and Orange County is aggressively pursuing claims against Innovative Dining Group. If you or someone you know works or has worked for Innovative Dining Group, Delphine, The Living Room, or The Station, you may be entitled to compensation as a part of the class action lawsuit. Please contact us to speak with one of our lawyers for a free consultation.

Read a copy of the filed lawsuit here.

To read Law360’s coverage of the suit, visit: https://www.law360.com/articles/717440/server-slams-restaurant-co-for-misery-at-la-hotel-


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Srourian Law Firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Independent Phlebotomy Provider Group, LLC, alleging the company failed to pay employees overtime, failed to allow employees to take 30-minute meal breaks and 10-minute rest breaks, failed to maintain accurate payroll records, and failed its employees minimum wage, among other serious violations of the California Labor Code.

The lawsuit alleges that IPPG, which has been operating since 1991, engaged in the illegal practice of requiring all non-exempt current and former employees to work four or more hours without a rest period in violation of the I.W.C. Wage Order and California Labor Code. The lawsuit alleges that IPPG further required all non-exempt current and former employees to work five (5) and more hours without a meal break. The lawsuit further alleges that IPPG also engaged in the illegal practice of requiring some non-exempt current and former employees to work eight 8 or more hours per day and/or more than 40 hours per work week without providing time and a half-pay.

Srourian Law Firm simultaneously filed a claim under the California Private Attorney General Act, which provides for heightened penalties against employers who violate provisions of the California Labor Code.

SROURIAN LAW FIRM’S CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
The class action lawsuit alleges that Independent Phlebotomy Provider Group, LLC’s conduct violates California’s labor laws. The suit seeks actual damages for unpaid wages, in addition to penalties, interest, attorneys’ fees, and punitive damages.

FREE CONSULTATION
Srourian Law Firm, with locations in Los Angeles, Westwood, Woodland Hills, and Orange County is aggressively pursuing claims against Independent Phlebotomy Provider Group, LLC. If you or someone you know works or has worked for Independent Phlebotomy Provider Group, LLC, you may be entitled to compensation as a part of the class action lawsuit. Please contact us to speak with one of our lawyers for a free consultation.

Read a copy of the filed lawsuit here.


It keeps getting worst for VW.

According to NPR, the German automaker has been manufacturing 2016 model cars with the same type of emissions defeating software. See below.

“Less than a month after an emissions cheating scandal rocked Volkswagen, the German car company is dealing with fresh scrutiny regarding its diesel emissions software.

Volkswagen has told U.S. regulators that its 2016 diesel car models contain emissions software “that would potentially help their exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests,” according to The Associated Press. But VW says this software functions differently than the illegal “defeat” devices in some diesel vehicles from model years 2009 to 2015. The disclosure of that software last month triggered a global uproar; as a result, the automaker is facing a criminal investigation, billions of dollars in fines and civil lawsuits filed by customers.

According to the AP, “The newly revealed software makes a pollution control catalyst heat up faster, improving performance of the device that separates smog-causing nitrogen oxide into harmless nitrogen and oxygen gases.”

“This has the function of a warmup strategy which is subject to approval by the agencies,” a Volkswagen spokeswoman said, per the news service. “The agencies are currently evaluating this and Volkswagen is submitting additional information.”

While regulators have not yet determined if the software in the 2016 models is meant to cheat emissions tests, Janet McCabe, acting assistant EPA administrator for air quality told reporters Wednesday the agency was questioning the company.

“We have a long list of questions for VW about this,” she said. “We’re getting some answers from them, but we do not have all the answers yet.”

The AP adds:

“If it is determined the new issue is a second defeat device, that would call into question recent assertions by top VW executives that responsibility for the cheating scheme lay with a handful of rogue software developers who wrote the original code installed with the company’s diesel engines starting with the 2009 model year.”
Meanwhile, there’s more turmoil in Volkswagen’s executive ranks. Less than three weeks after being named Volkwagen’s head of North America, Winfried Vahland left the post Wednesday, citing differing views on Volkswagen’s organizational restructuring.

“This decision is expressly not related to current events on the issue of diesel engines,” the company said in a statement, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Vahland’s successor has not yet been named.”

from: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/14/448634707/volkswagens-2016-diesel-cars-may-contain-new-suspect-emissions-software

SROURIAN LAW FIRM’S CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
The class action lawsuit alleges that Volkswagen’s conduct violates California’s consumer protection statutes and common law, and is a breach of applicable warranties. The suit seeks actual and punitive damages, a refund or repair of the vehicle, and asks the court to order Volkswagen to stop this deceptive conduct.

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Srourian Law Firm, with locations in Los Angeles, Westwood, Woodland Hills, and Orange County is aggressively investigating claims against Volkswagen as it appears the manufacturer’s action could impact the value of affected automobiles. If you or someone you know owns a VW diesel Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Audi A3, Golf, Golf Sportwagen, or Passat, you may be entitled to compensation as a part of the Volkswagen class action lawsuit. Please contact us to speak with one of our lawyers for a free consultation.

Read a copy of the filed lawsuit here.


Interesting read/listen from NPR about the various lawsuits that Volkswagen now faces after Volkswagen admitted to installing illegal software in its 2009-2015 diesel Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle, and Audi A3 vehicles, which is designed to cheat federal and state emissions testing.

If you’d rather read the transcript, see below.

Srourian Law Firm, with locations in Los Angeles, Westwood, Woodland Hills, and Orange County is aggressively investigating claims against Volkswagen as it appears the manufacturer’s action could impact the value of affected automobiles. If you or someone you know owns a VW diesel Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Audi A3, Golf, Golf Sportwagen, or Passat, you may be entitled to compensation as a part of the Volkswagen class action lawsuit. Please contact us to speak with one of our lawyers for a free consultation.
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After years of marketing and selling so-called “clean diesel” vehicles, Volkswagen has admitted to installing illegal software in its 2009-2015 diesel Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle, and Audi A3 vehicles, which was designed to cheat federal and state emissions testing.

The resulting damages for VW and Audi owners includes loss of value, inability to sell vehicles, reduced efficiency, and massively increased eco footprints for cars advertised as “Clean Diesels.”

Our attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit alleging Volkswagen defrauded consumers when it marketed and sold these “clean diesel” vehicles.
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