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One-hundred forty-four employees who work or worked as truck drivers/Motor Vehicle Operators (MVOs) for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) have sued AAFES under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the United States Court of Federal Claims alleging that AAFES failed to properly pay them compensation and overtime during the course of their employment with AAFES since February 21, 2014. The truck drivers/MVOs (Plaintiffs) allege that they are entitled to compensation and overtime and that Defendant’s failure to properly pay them compensation and overtime violated the law. The case name is Robert Adams, et al., and other similarly situated persons v. United States of America, Case No.: 17-239C.
The United States of America, the Defendant in the lawsuit, maintains that it did not violate the law and that its AAFES employee truck drivers/MVOs were compensated as required by all applicable laws.
The Court has permitted Plaintiffs to send this Notice to all similarly situated current and former truck drivers/MVO employees of AAFES so that they may be permitted to “opt-in” to, or join, this lawsuit to assert their similar legal rights. Your contact information has been provided to the Plaintiffs by the Defendant upon Court Order.
The Court has not yet decided whether Defendant has done anything wrong or whether this case will proceed to trial. Defendant has denied all liability. You have a choice to assert your legal rights in this case.
The law prohibits anyone from discriminating or retaliating against you for taking part in this case. If you believe that you have been penalized, disciplined, punished, threatened, intimidated, or discriminated against in any way as a result of you receiving this notification, considering whether to complete and submit the notice of consent, or having submitted the notice of consent, you may contact The Carlson Law Firm using the form above for assistance.
By “opting in,” you gain the possibility of receiving money or benefits that may result from a trial or settlement, but you give up your right to separately sue Defendant for the same legal
claims brought in this lawsuit. If you choose to join this lawsuit, you will be bound by the judgment or settlement. While the suit is pending, you may be required to provide information, sit for a deposition, and/or testify in court. You will not be required to pay attorney fees directly. The Plaintiffs’ attorneys will receive a part of any money judgment entered in favor of the class or may apply to the Court for an award of attorneys’ fees.
If you choose to join in the lawsuit, you will be represented by The Carlson Law Firm, PC, Counsel of Record for Plaintiffs, Kern Law Firm, PC, and Scanes & Routh, LLP.
If you choose to join this lawsuit, you must complete the Opt-in Consent Form and forward it to the attorneys designated in the Notice on or before January 28, 2018.
By doing nothing, you retain your legal rights to bring your own separate suit against Defendant. However, if money or benefits are later awarded in this case, you will not share in them. If you choose to bring your own suit, you also should know that you must do so within the applicable statute of limitations period or you will be barred from recovering some or all of the compensation to which you may be entitled.