Ozga v. U.S. Remodelers Inc.
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Class Period Start:February 17, 2005
Class Period End:February 26, 2010
Berger & Montague represented a class of approximately 270
current and former California employees working as
Installers who alleged they were not paid for the all time
they worked, were denied meal periods and were not reimbursed for
business expenses by their employer, U.S. Remodelers, Inc. The suit
alleged U.S. Remodelers violated the California Labor Code and
California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders.
The parties agreed to a settlement of $1,800,000.00, none of
which reverted to the Defendant.
The lawsuit was originally filed in state court before
being removed to federal court. The plaintiffs had sought to remand
the case back to state court, but U.S. Remodelers alleged the
federal court had jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.
These motions were never decided before settlement.
The case is Ozga v. U.S. Remodelers Inc., No. 09-5112, in
the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of