Johnson v. LFL Collective Action
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEVADA
As a current or former Football Player who worked for Legends Football League, LLC, Lingerie Football League, LLC, and Mitchell Mortaza, a collective action lawsuit may affect your rights.
A court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer
NOTICE OF COLLECTIVE ACTION LAWSUIT
The purpose of this notice is to (1) inform you of a collective action lawsuit filed against Legends Football League, LLC, Lingerie Football League, LLC, and Mitchell Mortaza (collectively, the “LFL”) for the alleged failure to pay minimum wage and overtime premiums to Football Players, (2) advise you of how your rights may be affected by this lawsuit, and (3) instruct you on the procedure for participating in this lawsuit, if you choose to do so.
Plaintiff alleges that the LFL improperly classified Football Players as independent contractors and improperly failed to pay Football Players. Plaintiff contends that these Football Players should have been classified as non-exempt employees and paid the minimum wage and overtime when they worked over 40 hours in a week. Legends Football League, LLC, Lingerie Football League, and Mitchell Mortaza have not participated in this lawsuit or responded to Plaintiff’s claims.
The Court has authorized notice of the lawsuit to be distributed to all Football Players who work or have worked for the LFL since August 12, 2011. You are receiving this notice because you are eligible to join the case by returning a consent form. This Notice is for the sole purpose of determining the identity of those persons who wish to be involved in the case.
There is no assurance that the Court will grant any relief in this case. There is no money available now and no guarantee there will be. The Court has not decided the merits of this case and therefore has not decided whether the plaintiffs or the defendant are correct.
YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The Court has authorized notice of the lawsuit to be distributed to all Football Players who work or have worked for LFL since August 12, 2011, who may have potential claims. If you were a Football Player for the LFL at any point in time since August 12, 2011, and participated in mandatory practices, promotional events, or games for which you were not paid the minimum wage or overtime premiums, you are eligible to participate in the lawsuit. You may join the lawsuit by mailing, emailing, or faxing the enclosed Plaintiff Consent Form to:
Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP
Attn.: Michael Morrison
1900 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
The Plaintiff Consent Form must be postmarked on or before December 25, 2017 in order for you to participate. If you choose to join this case by filing a Plaintiff Consent Form, you will be designating Plaintiff’s counsel to represent your interests. You may also need to provide information in response to interrogatories and document requests, and/or sit for deposition.
If you do not wish to be part of this lawsuit, you do not need to do anything. The decision to join is entirely yours.
NO RETALIATION PERMITTED
The law prohibits retaliation against employees for exercising their rights to participate in a lawsuit of this nature. The LFL is prohibited from discharging or retaliating against employees in any way because of participation in a lawsuit.
THIS NOTICE AND ITS CONTENT HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEVADA, THE HONORABLE RICHARD F. BOULWARE, II, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE. THE COURT TAKES NO POSITION ON THE MERITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CLAIMS OR LFL’S DEFENSES.
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