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Case Name Montoya v. SCCP Painting Contractors, Inc. IM-MD-0001
Docket / Court 1:07-cv-00455-CCB ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Immigration and/or the Border
Attorney Organization Washington Lawyers' Committee
Case Summary
On February 21, 2007, employees of S.C.C.P Painting Contractors Inc. filed this class action lawsuit against it under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219), the Maryland Wage and Hour Law, the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, the D.C. Minimum Wage Law, the D.C. payment and ... read more >
On February 21, 2007, employees of S.C.C.P Painting Contractors Inc. filed this class action lawsuit against it under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219), the Maryland Wage and Hour Law, the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, the D.C. Minimum Wage Law, the D.C. payment and Collection of Wages Law, and the Maryland and District of Columbia Common Law in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Plaintiffs alleged that S.C.C.P. (1) failed to pay wages for work performed, (2) failed to pay for work that employers were required to perform "off the clock", (3) failed to pay employees overtime compensation, (4) and unlawfully deducted amounts from their employee's paychecks. Plaintiffs were represented by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and sought injunctive and monetary relief in the form of reimbursement for all withheld and unpaid wages.

The Court (Judge Catherine C. Blake) conditionally certified a class of "all individuals who are or have been employed by Defendants as non-exempt, hourly-paid employees for the three years immediately prior to the date of conditional certification" on February 26, 2008. 2008 WL 554114.

On December 16, 2008, the Court granted Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, holding that Plaintiffs were covered FLSA employees when they worked for Defendant, and that as a result Defendant would be liable to Plaintiffs for underpayment of overtime wages. 589 F. Supp. 2d 569.

On March 19, 2009, the Court entered a consent decree awarding Plaintiffs a total of $200,000.

This case is closed.

Gregory Pitt - 07/18/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219
Defendant(s) S.C.C.P Painting Contractors Inc
Plaintiff Description Employees of S.C.C.P Painting Contractors Inc. on behalf of "all individuals who are or have been employed by [S.C.C.P.] as non-exempt, hourly-paid employees for the three years immediately prior to the date of conditional certification."
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Washington Lawyers' Committee
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Granted
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filed 02/21/2007
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
Court Docket(s)
D. Md.
12/01/2010
07-cv-00455-CCB
IM-MD-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D. Md.
02/22/2007
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-MD-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
D. Md.
04/23/2007
Reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion for More Definite Statement [ECF# 12]
IM-MD-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
D. Md.
05/14/2007
Answer to Complaint [ECF# 15]
IM-MD-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
D. Md.
02/26/2008
ORDER (Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Conditional Class Certification) [ECF# 52] (2008 WL 554114)
IM-MD-0001-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Md.
12/16/2008
Memorandum [ECF# 90] (589 F.Supp.2d 569)
IM-MD-0001-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Md.
03/19/2009
Consent Decree [ECF# 107]
IM-MD-0001-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Blake, Catherine C. (D. Md.) show/hide docs
IM-MD-0001-0004 | IM-MD-0001-0006 | IM-MD-0001-0007
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cynamon, David J. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
IM-MD-0001-0001 | IM-MD-0001-9000
Huhta, Susan E. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
IM-MD-0001-0001 | IM-MD-0001-9000
Langford, Elizabeth Anne (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
IM-MD-0001-0001 | IM-MD-0001-9000
Varela, Laura Elena (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
IM-MD-0001-0001 | IM-MD-0001-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Whittenberger, G. Randall (Maryland) show/hide docs
IM-MD-0001-0002 | IM-MD-0001-0003 | IM-MD-0001-9000

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