Angeion Group today announced that a settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit called In re Doria/Memon Wage and Hour Litigation, No. 14-cv-7990 concerning the Defendants’ alleged failure to pay proper wages and issues proper documentation to employees and Defendants’ alleged retaliation against certain class members. The Settlement will provide $11,000,000 to pay claims of employees on the class member list for work performed during the "class period" from October 4, 2008 to October 10, 2017.
If you worked at one or more of the Discount Stores in the Bronx and Queens, New York operated by MOHAMED DORIA and/or IQBAL MEMON, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.
- For more information in English or to obtain a claim form, check the following link: https://discountstoresclassaction.com/important-documents.php
- Para obtener más información en español o para obtener un formulario de reclamo, consulte el siguiente enlace: https://discountstoresclassaction.com/important-documents.php
- Pour plus d'informations en français ou pour obtenir un formulaire de réclamation, consultez le lien suivant: https://discountstoresclassaction.com/important-documents.php
If you are a class member and you have not already joined the case, you may send in a claim form from the weblinks above to get benefits from the settlement or you may exclude yourself from the settlement. You may also choose to remain in the settlement and object to it.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York authorized this notice. Before any money is paid, the Court will have a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement. In addition, the Surrogate’s Court for the Estate of Mohamed Doria must lift restrictions on the estate’s assets to allow the money to be paid out.
- To see if you are an affected class member, check the following link: https://discountstoresclassaction.com/important-documents.php
What is this Case About?
The lawsuit claims that Defendants, including Iqbal Memon and Mohamed Doria and corporations they operated failed to pay minimum wage, overtime and spread of hours premium pay to workers. The Complaint also claims that Defendants failed to issue wage statements and notifications of pay rate required by law and that Defendants unlawfully retaliated against certain plaintiffs for participating in the lawsuit. Defendants have denied any wrongdoing. The Court has not decided whether Plaintiffs or Defendants are right. Defendants have agreed to settle the claims relating to work performed during the class period and for retaliation for a total settlement amount of $11,000,000.00.
What Does This Settlement Provide?
Defendants have agreed to create a fund of $11,000,000 to be divided among all class members, whose claims are authorized, including absent class members who submit claim forms and workers who have already joined the case.
How Do You Ask For A Payment?
Obtain a detailed notice and claim form package. Just call or write to the Notice Administrator at the number below. To qualify for payment, you must submit a claim form along with the necessary tax forms. Claims Forms are due by September 21, 2020. You must also provide a valid social security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in order to receive payment. You must provide that information by March 20, 2021.
What Are Your Other Options?
If you don’t want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must exclude yourself by September 21, 2020 or you won’t be able to sue Defendants about the legal claims in the case. If you exclude yourself you can’t get money from the settlement. If you stay in the settlement, you may object to it by September 21, 2020. The detailed notice explains how to exclude yourself or object to the settlement.
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at 10:00 a.m. on October 30, 2020, at the United States District Court, Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York, in Courtroom 219 to consider whether to approve the settlement and a request by the lawyers and class representatives for an award of attorneys’ fees not to exceed one-third of the settlement fund, expenses, costs and incentive awards. The fees, costs and incentive awards will be paid from the settlement fund. You may ask to appear at the hearing, but you don’t have to. For more information call toll free (833) 415-0864 or write to Doria/Memon Disc. Stores Wage and Hour Litigation Settlement, P.O. Box 58731, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Douglas S. Clauson