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Date: 07-09-2024

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Demitrus Cooper v. Fire & Ice Trucking Corporation

Case Number: 1:23-CV-1675

Judge: Kiyo A. Matsumoto

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Kings County)

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Brooklyn, New York labor law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued o a Fair Labor Standards Act violation theory.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

Outcome: 07/09/2024 35 ORDER: For the reasons stated in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Court grants in part and denies in part Plaintiff's 25 Motion for Default Judgment against Defendants Fire & Ice Trucking, Corp., and Cheryl Owens, and deems Defendants jointly and severally liable. Plaintiff is awarded $68,278.73 in damages, $13,379.38 in pre-judgment interest, $6,279.38 in attorneys' fees, and $749.00 in costs, plus post-judgment interest as prescribed in 28 U.S.C. ยง 1961. The Clerk of Court is respectfully directed to enter judgment accordingly and close this case.

Plaintiff is ordered to serve a copy of this Memorandum and Order and the Judgment on all defendants and file declarations of service for each defendant within two days after the Clerk of Court enters the Judgment. Ordered by Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto on 7/9/2024. (SP) (Entered: 07/09/2024)
07/09/2024 36 DEFAULT JUDGMENT : that Plaintiff's Motion for Default Judgment is granted in part and denied in part; that Plaintiff Cooper is awarded a total amount of $88,686.49, along with statutory post-judgment interest, in accordance with this Memorandum and Order; that Plaintiff's request to certify this action as a FLSA collective action is denied; and that Plaintiff's NYLL claims for wage notice and wage statement violations are dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Deputy Clerk, Jalitza Poveda, on behalf of Clerk of Court, Brenna B. Mahoney, on 7/9/2024. (JP) (Entered: 07/09/2024)

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