Who is a Class Member
You are a member of the Lions Gate Parking Production Assistant FLSA Class Action Settlement if you provided services as a PPA on one or more productions produced by Lions Gate or one of its affiliates (Thunder Road Productions) between February 23, 2010 and May 31, 2016.
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
- $50 – $5,052.82
Each Class member who submits a valid and timely claim form will receive the equivalent of 100% of their alleged overtime approximately 52% of their alleged liquidated damages and approximately 7.5% of the damages attributable to other alleged damages (NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act) after attorneys’ fees, court costs, administration expenses, and service awards have been deducted from the $350,000 settlement fund.
The minimum Settlement Payment for Class members who submit a valid and timely claim form will be $50, before taxes and the average payout is expected, before taxes, to be between $63.29 and $5,052.82.
Note: This amount may vary and some Class member may receive less or more.
Proof of Purchase
- Claimants will be need to email, fax, text, or mail a copy of an approved form of Identification Document such as a passport or driver’s license along with their Claim Form.
Lions Gate Parking Production Assistant FLSA Settlement Notes
- Morel v. Lions Gate Entertainment
- Case No. 1:16-cv-01407
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
This class action lawsuit was brought by current and former Parking Production Assistants asserting that Lions Gate (and its affiliate companies) owe them compensation for hours worked for which they were not paid. Specifically, the Parking Production Assistants allege that Lions Gate violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as New York Labor Law by not properly paying them for all of the hours, including overtime hours that they worked.
Lions Gate denies that they violated the law and maintain that they have consistently acted in accordance with all governing laws at all times, including by paying Parking Production Assistants correctly. However, the company agreed to settle the FLSA class action to avoid further litigation.
Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Lions Gate Parking Production Assistant FLSA Settlement website.
A similar class action lawsuit was recently settled for $225K. This case involved Parking Production Assistants who worked on films produced by streaming giant Netflix.
The Lions Gate Parking Production Assistant FLSA class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on December 17, 2017. Class member who wish to object to the settlement must do so by March 7, 2018. Class members who want to exclude themselves from the settlement must do so by April 6, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before April 6, 2018.
- 4/6/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 3/7/18: Objection Deadline
- 4/6/18: Exclusion Deadline
- 5/15/18: Final Hearing at 10:00 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.PPASettlementLionsGate.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Morel v. Lions Gate Entertainment Inc., Claims Administrator, c/o JND Class Action Administration, PO Box 6877, Broomfield, CO 80021
- Phone: 1-877-726-3662
- Fax: 1-866-540-4423
- Email: info@PPAsettlementLionsGate.com
- Robert J. Valli, Jr., Sara Wynn Kane , and James A. Vagnini of Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP