On July 20, 2004, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP attorneys filed a class
action complaint against Pizza Hut, Inc. and RLLW, Inc. (doing business
as Pizza Hut) on behalf of current and former drivers employed by defendants.
Castillo v. Pizza Hut, Inc., et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court
Case No. BC318765. The complaint alleges that defendants violated California's
labor and unfair competition laws by failing to reimburse its drivers
for costs associated with operating their personally owned vehicles, failed
to provide adequate meal and rest periods and failed to pay wages.
The complaint requested restitution, damages, penalties, injunctive relief,
pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, attorneys' fees and any further
relief deemed appropriate by the Court. Plaintiffs alleged that Pizza
Hut failed to reimburse Pizza Hut drivers for certain job-related costs
related to the personal use of employee vehicles for Pizza Hut-related
business including, without limitation, making Pizza Hut food deliveries.
On October 18, 2006 the Court granted final approval to a $5.1 million
class action settlement between Pizza Hut and individuals employed as
drivers from July 20, 2000 to, and including, June 5, 2006.
To participate in the settlement, the drivers must have worked Pizza Hut
owned and operated stores in California. The deadline to submit a claim
form was September 8, 2006.
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