United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Docket No.: 16-351
Counsel: Justin Swidler, Richard Swartz, Matthew Miller
On February 12, 2016, three over-the-road truck drivers, who worked for Celadon and were misclassified as “independent contractors,” filed a federal lawsuit in the United States Courthouse for the Southern District of Indiana, asserting that Celadon violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay them and other drivers the minimum wage for all hours worked. The Plaintiffs also assert that Celadon violated the Indiana Wage Payment Statute. Specifically, Plaintiffs assert that Celadon made unlawful deductions from their paychecks, including deductions for lease payments, fuel, trailer lock, glad hand lock, tolls, Qualcomm use fees, air cuff lock, truck repairs, and other miscellaneous fees.
Swartz Swidler, LLC has taken this case on a contingency fee. They may be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees and costs from Celadon should there be a recovery or judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs. If there is a recovery, Swartz Swidler, LLC will receive a part of any settlement obtained or money judgment entered in favor of all members of the class or their fees will be paid separately by Celadon. If there is no recovery or judgment in Plaintiffs’ favor, Swartz Swidler, LLC will not seek any attorney’s fees or costs from any of the Plaintiffs.
If you have worked as a driver for Celadon and have questions regarding your legal rights, please contact one of your employment attorneys today.