Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package System

Case # 05-cv-00038
Case Name Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package System
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. CA
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that FedEx Ground Package System systematically mis-characterized employees as "independent contractors" instead of "employees", in an attempt to avoid honoring labor protections guaranteed by California law.

Final Approval Date 04/12/2016
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. The Court found that all objections "lack sufficient merit" and were overruled.
    • The Court noted that Attorney Davis is repeatedly before the Northern District of California, representing objectors (see Final Approval Order, page 7, footnote).
  3. Objector El-Hani appealed the Final Approval.
  4. The El-Hani appeal was voluntarily dismissed on 12/12/2016.
  5. A separate appeal by a non-serial objector was voluntarily dismissed on 12/05/2017.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 12/12/2016
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
Amended Final Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Rafick El-Hani, El-Hani Services

Objectors Rafick El-Hani
El-Hani Services
Signers Steven F. Helfand
Attorneys Steven F. Helfand
John W. Davis
Summary
  1. "Clear sailing" provisions are unfair to the class, as they improperly benefit attorneys.
  2. Release is overbroad.
  3. Class representatives are insufficient.
  4. Liability is transferred from Defendant to absent class members.
  5. Claims process is unnecessary and designed to drive down the payout by the Defendant.
  6. Attorneys' fees are excessive and have not been adequately cross-checked.
Attachments Objection of Rafick El-Hani.pdf
Supplemental El-Hani Objection.pdf
Appeal of Objector El-Hani.pdf
Dismissal of El-Hani Appeal.pdf
El-Hani Appeal Docket.pdf
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