Abarca v. Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Abarca v. Werner Enterprises Inc. is a putative class action pending in the District of Nebraska (Case No. 8:14CV319).  This action was originally filed in Alameda County Superior Court, was removed to federal court in San Francisco and then was transferred to federal court in Nebraska.  Werner is a Nebraska company with headquarters in Omaha.  Werner employs interstate truck drivers, including roughly 14,000 putative class members who drove long haul trucks within the state of California.  Plaintiffs allege that Werner failed to pay them minimum wages for all hours worked in California, pursuant to California law.  Plaintiffs seek back pay, meal and rest break pay, and related premium pay and penalties.  On September 9, 2015, the court appointed Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho (along with co-counsel) to serve as Interim Class Counsel until the Class Certification motion is decided.