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SAN FRANCISCO/PRNewswire/ — The following is being issued today by FISHMAN HAYGOOD PHELPS WALMSLEY WILLIS & SWANSON, L.L.P., ELLAINE CARR & ASSOCIATES, PLLC and SCHNEIDER WALLACE COTTRELL BRAYTON KONECKY LLP —
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN
DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
If you worked for Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc., D&R Resources, LLC, or DNR Offshore and Crewing Services, Inc. in Louisiana, under E‐2 and/or B‐1/OCS visas, since November 8, 2008, a collective action lawsuit may affect your rights.
Present and former visa workers of Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc., D&R Resources, LLC, and DNR Offshore and Crewing Services, Inc. (“Defendants”) in Louisiana have sued Defendants alleging, among other things, various violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated workers since November 8, 2008 (the “Class”).
The workers have alleged that Defendants: 1) failed to pay them for all hours worked, including, without limitation, for time spent traveling to and from work and putting on and taking off protective equipment and tools at the beginning and end of the day; 2) failed to pay all wages owed to them, as a result of Defendants deducting certain expenses from the workers’ wages, including, without limitation, expenses for housing and tools and equipment; and 3) failed to pay the federal minimum wage, as a result of Defendants deducting certain expenses from the workers’ wages, including, without limitation, expenses for housing and tools and equipment.
DEFENDANTS DENY ALL ALLEGATIONS IN THE LAWSUIT. The Court has not made any determination regarding the merits of the lawsuit. But the Court has determined that the lawsuit should proceed as a conditionally certified collective action on behalf of the Class. A trial date has not been set.
If you wish to join this lawsuit or have any questions about it, please contact:
HEFFLER CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION
Attn: Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc. FLSA Litigation
P.O. Box 58970
Philadelphia, PA 19102
1-855-486-7346
To join this lawsuit, you must timely file an “Opt‐In Consent Form.” If you file an “Opt‐In Consent Form”, your continued right to participate in these FLSA claims may depend upon a later decision by the District Court that you and the named Plaintiffs are actually “similarly situated” in accordance with federal law.
YOU HAVE NOT JOINED THE LAWSUIT UNTIL YOU SIGN AND RETURN AN “OPT‐IN CONSENT FORM.”
This notice presents just a summary of the claims in the lawsuit. A more complete description of the lawsuit and your rights and options with respect can be found by contacting the Plaintiffs’ lawyers in this case at the following phone numbers and addresses:
FISHMAN HAYGOOD PHELPS WALMSLEY WILLIS & SWANSON, L.L.P.
Joseph C. Peiffer, Esq.
Loretta G. Mince, Esq.
Jeanette A. Donnelly. Esq.
jpeiffer@fishmanhaygood.com
201 St. Charles Ave, Suite 4600
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170
Telephone: (866) 309‐0800
Telephone: (504) 586‐5252
Facsimile: (504) 586‐5250
http://www.fishmanhaygood.com
ELLAINE CARR & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
Ellaine A. Carr
ecarr@ellaineecarrlaw.com
2434 Pass Road, Ste. A
Biloxi, MS 39531
Telephone: (877) 643‐2112 Telephone: (228) 273‐4410
Facsimile: (866) 929‐9201
http://www.ellainecarrlaw.com
SCHNEIDER WALLACE COTTRELL BRAYTON KONECKY LLP
Todd M. Schneider, Esq.
Carolyn H. Cottrell, Esq.
Peter B. Schneider, Esq.
Lee B. Szor, Esq.
ccottrell@schneiderwallace.com
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (800) 689‐0024
Telephone: (415) 421‐7100
Facsimile: (415) 421‐7105
http://www.schneiderwallace.com
Source: Heffler Claims Administration

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January 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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