Royal Ambulance

Alexander Gurevitch, et al., v. Royal Ambulance, Case No. RG12639791, California Superior Court, County of Alameda

Kevin Dickens, et al., v. Royal Ambulance, Case No. RG12631895, California Superior Court, County of Alameda.

On May 24, 2012, Smoger & Associates, with co-counsel Arbogast Bowen LLP, filed a proposed class action complaint against Royal Ambulance Inc. on behalf of Alexander Gurevich for violations of various provisions of the California Labor Code, Wage Orders and the California Business and Professions Code by allegedly failing to pay overtime compensation, failing to provide meal and rest breaks, failing to provide proper wage statements, and failing to pay all wages due at the time of termination.

In July 18, 2012, Jaret & Jaret, together with co-counsel Arthur R. Siegel, filed a proposed class action complaint against Royal Ambulance on behalf of Kevin Dickens, Patrick Oppido, Spencer Stecz, Chris Hern, and Philip Jones for violations of various provisions of the California Labor Code, Wage Orders and the California Business and Professions Code by allegedly failing to pay overtime compensation, failing to provide meal and rest breaks, failing to provide proper wage statements, and failing to pay all wages due at the time of termination.

On November 12, 2013, the cases were joined and a Master Consolidated Complaint was filed with the Court.

After conducting discovery and investigation, the parties participated in two mediation sessions presided over by a professional mediator and eventually reached an agreement to settle all the claims in the case for a total payment of $650,000 by Royal Ambulance Inc., including attorney's fees and costs (subject to court approval). The class for settlement purposes is comprised of residents of California who are currently and were formerly employed by Defendant as Emergency Medical Technicians -Ambulance Drivers, from May 24, 2008, through the date of preliminary approval (April 10, 2015) of this Class Action Settlement Agreement, including Representative Plaintiffs.

Because this is a class action settlement, the proposed settlement had to be and was approved by the Court in order to be effective. On April 10, 2015, the Court signed an order that preliminarily approved the proposed settlement, including approving the case to proceed as a class action for settlement purposes only. The Court approved a form of notice to be mailed to class members that informs them about the case and the proposed settlement.

On July 10, 2015 at 8:30 a.m., the Court will hear a motion for final approval of the settlement.

Key Documents in this case:

All the documents in the case can be accessed at the Alameda County Superior Court website. https://publicrecords.alamedacourts.ca.gov/PRS/

The attorneys for the class and their contact information is as follows:

Jaret & Jaret
Robert S. Jaret
Phillip A. Jaret
1016 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel.: (415) 455-1010
Fax: (415) 455-1050

Smoger & Associates
Gerson H. Smoger
Steven M. Bronson
350 10th Avenue, 10th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel.: (619) 344-2580
Fax: (619) 568-3365

Law Offices of Arthur R. Siegel
Arthur R. Siegel
351 California Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel.: (415) 395-9335
Fax: (415) 395-9615

Arbogast Law PC
David M. Arbogast
8117 W Manchester Ave., Ste. 530
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Tel.: (310) 477-7200
Fax: (310) 943-0416