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Delivery Drivers Win $2.8M Settlement in Employment Class Action Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Chicago, IL: A $2.8 million settlement has been reached in an employment class action lawsuit pending against 3PD Inc. The lawsuit was filed by delivery drivers who alleged the company wrongfully classified them as contractors in order to place the cost of trucks and damage to goods on to the drivers.

Specifically, the drivers claimed they worked 12 to 14 hours a day, six to seven days per week, delivering furniture and appliances from stores like H.H. Gregg and Macy'. While performing these tasks they were required to pay their own expenses related to the work.

The lawsuit was filed in 2013 by 3PD drivers Marvin Brandon, Rafael Aguilera and Aldo Mendez-Etzig. The alleged that as contractors they were required to provide or lease their own delivery trucks and had deductions taken from their checks for fuel, insurance, administrative costs and costs associated with damage to the delivered goods.

Under the terms of the settlement, the drivers will receive more than $1.8 million of the settlement funds. To date, 115 of the 258 eligible drivers have filed claims, which could result in an average payout of $15,000, according to the settlement agreement. Two of the class representatives will receive $20,000 and one will receive $10,000.

The case is Marvin Brandon et al v. 3PD Inc., case number 1:13-CV-03745, in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois.

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Published on Jan-26-16


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I had the same type of situation as a gentleman's from hhgregg working 12 to 14 hour shifts my company did for the company called Rapid for rapid response and for Value City Furniture I need to know if you could assist me in filing a lawsuit

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Hi my name is Manuel Reyes and i received a letter in the mail that i was able to fike a class action for my former company 3PD. I worked for 3PD 2010 until 2013 and worked 12 to 14 hours some times 6 to 7 days per week delivering cabinets for Merliot and delivering furniture Macy's. I would like to know if you can help me with my situation.


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