|September 20, 2018
OPINION AND ORDER re: 78 MOTION to Strike Document No. 14 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Defendants filed by Hyun Jun Kim, Jeffrey Santiago, Emad Newaz, Levon J. Augustin, Mahamaduo Sillah, Marco Antonio Sanchez, Aug ustine Uzowuvu. For the foregoing reasons, plaintiffs' motion to strike defendants' answer and for default judgment against defendants is granted. Having conducted an inquest, the Court awards plaintiffs damages in the amount of $1 02,299.92, attorneys' fees and costs in the amount of $15,075, and post-judgment interest on all sums awarded against defendants. Specifically, the $102,299.92 in damages should be distributed as follows: Marco Antonio Sanchez is ent itled to $20,210.13 in unpaid wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and $5,000 in statutory damages; Levon Augustin is entitled to $4,280.19 in unpaid wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and $5,000 in statutory damages; Ewad Newaz is entitled to $315.94 in unpaid wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and $1,800 in statutory damages; Jeffrey Santiago is entitled to $1,401.56 in unpaid wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages, an d $6,900 in statutory damages; Mahamaduo Sillah is entitled to $1,431.13 in unpaid wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and $9,900 in statutory damages; Hyun Jun Kim is entitled to $401.63 in unpaid wages, an equal amo unt in liquidated damages, and $7,250 in statutory damages; and Augustine Uzowuvu is entitled to $684.38 in unpaid wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and $9,000 in statutory damages. The Clerk is respectfully directed to close Docket No. 78 and mark it as granted, and to enter judgment for the plaintiffs consistent with this Opinion. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge James L. Cott on 9/20/2018) (ne) Transmission to Orders and Judgments Clerk for processing.
|January 10, 2017
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re: 23 MOTION to Certify Class Conditional Certification of a Collective Action filed by Marco Antonio Sanchez. Plaintiff's motion for conditional certification of a collective action is GRANTED . As for the parties' subsidiary disputes, the Court rules as set forth herein. The parties shall meet and confer and, no later than January 17, 2017, submit revised versions of the proposed Order, notice, and consent form in accordance w ith this Memorandum Opinion and Order. (Counsel are directed to Docket No. 67 in Saleem v. Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd., 12-CV-8450 (JMF), and Docket No. 26 in Tamay et al. v. Mr. Kabob Restaurant, Inc., 15-CV-5935 (JMF), and Docket No. 61 in Sanz et al. v. Johny Utah 51 LLC et al., 14-CV-4380 (JMF), for examples of notices and opt-in forms that the Court has previously approved.) The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate Docket No. 23. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 1/10/2017) (mro)