February 3, 2012
Thanks to www.law360.com for posting an update on the Altier vs Worley Catastrophe Claims which confirms rumors that the two Altier cases (Lousiana and Federal Court) have settled which are the class action cases that adjusters working for Worley that worked BP claims filed regarding overtime issues / pay versus contract disputes.
The terms are confidential so don’t be bothering your claims associates for the details. Here is the link found when using their share button to Linkedin post for the full article:
For further followup or questions- you can contact Worley for comment at www.worleyco.com or contact the law firm who handled the settlement and class action as all contact information can be found in the left hand corner of their website on this class action at www.worleyovertime.com where you will also see a link to the court documents in the left column which show the plaintiff adjusters who opted in as of June 2011. I don’t see the settlement information up on that site most likely due to the confidential terms of settlement.
February 11, 2011
We previously posted about the information learned about a Class Action lawsuit filed on behalf of BP adjusters working oil spill claims.
Here is a link to the original post if you missed it:
This post now contains the two Complaints filed by the adjuster seeking to represent the Class of adjusters who worked the claims:
Altier v Worley BP et al gov.uscourts.laed.145020.1.0 This is the Complaint filed seeking Class Action on Overtime Pay Issues although they were independent adjusters working on a daily rate
Alteir v Worley only This is the Complaint filed seeking Class Action on alleged failure to pay BP Adjusters 65% of the daily rate they received per Adjuster
Thank you to the source who provided the copies of the court documents. We will continue to follow this case and post updates as we learn them as we feel this is a significant case that all carriers and adjusting firms as well as adjusters will follow due to the daily rate/ employee vs independent contractor/ and overtime issues involved.