Carolina Ramirez, et al. v. Clearwater Nursery, Inc., et al.

On February 3, 2011, Carolina Ramirez, Luis Angel Colunga Escobar, Nelly Gonzales, Margarita Hernandez, Rigoberto Saavedra, and Liney Silva (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed a class-action complaint, against Clearwater Nursery, Inc. (“Clearwater”), its owner, Mahmood Jafroodi, and farm labor contractor, Custom Labor Services, Inc. (“Custom Labor”).1 Plaintiffs filed a first amended complaint (“FAC”) on April 8, 2011, setting forth nine causes of action for alleged wage and hour violations. Plaintiffs seek to hold Mr. Jafroodi personally liable for the alleged Labor Code violations.
On November 8, 2016, the Court certified the class for purposes of all nine causes of action. The class is defined as all non-exempt employees of Clearwater and Custom Labor, who have worked in Clearwater’s harvesting and packing departments at any time from February 3, 2007 until the present.
Trial in this matter has been postponed several times and was last set to begin on December 18,........