The Settlement

On January 18, 2017, the Court approved a settlement in this matter. 

If you were employed by Marlu Restaurant Group, Inc., Marlu Stockton LLC, Prestige Management LLC, Smart Management & Co., LLC, Marlu LC, Inc., Secret River, Inc., Central Valley QSR, Inc., G Maroni Company Inc., Caljax, Inc., C Food Concepts, Inc., Aksan United Fortune, Inc., Cardinal Appliance And Hardware Inc., Marlu Pos, LLC, Maritime Management Company Or Marlu Investment Group (Collectively, “Defendant” or “The Defendant Entities”) in California any time between November 7, 2010, And November 7, 2016, this settlement may affect your rights.

The settlement provides a Total Settlement Amount of $2,500,000. If you worked for any of the Defendant Entities at a California Arby’s, Jack-in-the-Box, Sizzler’s, Little Caesar’s, Taco Bell, Church’s Chicken, or Sears Home Appliance Showroom between, November 7, 2010 and February 9, 2017 you may be entitled to receive a payment from this fund.

This proposed settlement will resolve two class action lawsuits: 1) a class action lawsuit pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles, titled Barajas, et al. v. Marlu Restaurant Group et al., Case No. BC630452 and 2) a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Central District titled Ortiz v. Marlu Restaurant Group, Inc. et al., Case No. SACV14-01790 DOC (DFMx) (the “Actions”). On February 9, 2017, the Court preliminarily approved the settlement.

You Must File a Claim Form to Receive Payment
The Deadline to File a Claim Form is June 2, 2017
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Case Background

These cases are against a series of related companies that operate fast-food franchise restaurants in California. The claims include failure to pay Restaurant Managers for work performed outside the restaurant, failure to pay for cell phones that employees were required to use for work, and failure to include required information on pay stubs provided to employees.

Case Documents