HELDE ET AL. vs. KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, INC.
Western District of Washington – Case No. 2:12-cv-00904 RSL
About this Case
Rekhi and Wolk, P.S., along with Terrell Marshal Law Group, pursued a lawsuit against Knight Transportation to recover unpaid wages for employees who worked as drivers for Knight while residing in the state of Washington. Plaintiffs Kevin Helde, John Bodily, and Max Tena claimed Knight engaged in a common scheme of wage and hour violations, including failing to pay drivers for all of their work, failing to pay drivers for their rest breaks, and making unlawful deductions to the wages of drivers. The lawsuit is brought under Washington’s wage and hour laws, which ensure the fair treatment of workers. In 2013, the Court certified the case as a class action. As a result of that order, Plaintiffs and their attorneys represented the following class: All current and former employees of Knight Transportation who, at any time from April 2009 to the November 16, 2016, worked as drivers while residing in the state of Washington and using Knight’s service center in Washington as their hometown location.
The parties agreed to settle the Plaintiffs’ claims in this lawsuit for $1.45 million, not including attorneys’ fees and costs. On October 19, 2017, the Court granted final approval of the class action settlement. Information on the settlement is available here: www.heldevknightsettlement.com.
The settlement administrator mailed checks to eligible class members on December 20, 2017. Eligible class members must deposit their checks by June 18, 2018 or else the checks will be voided and the unclaimed funds will be disbursed to other entities, per the court order.
Case Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Rekhi & Wolk, P.S.
Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
Toby J. Marshall
Erika L. Nusser