Brown v. Abercrombie Lawsuit

Brown v. Abercrombie & Fitch
United States District Court for the Central District of California; 2:14-CV-01242-GAF-VBK

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IF YOU WORKED AS A NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEE AT ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, HOLLISTER, ABERCROMBIE, AND/OR GILLY HICKS (“ABERCROMBIE STORES”), IN CALIFORNIA, FROM SEPTEMBER 16, 2009, TO THE PRESENT, A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.

Persons who worked at Abercrombie Stores have sued Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (“Abercrombie”), seeking recovery of allegedly unpaid wages, business expenses and penalties.

You may be part of this class action if you worked as a non-exempt employee at one or more Abercrombie Store in California from September 16, 2009 to the present and, during your employment, purchased Abercrombie clothing or footwear. For a precise description of each of the four subclasses certified, see the answer to FAQ9.

The Court has not yet decided whether Abercrombie did anything wrong. Lawyers must prove the claims against Abercrombie at a trial with a date to be determined. If money or benefits are obtained from Abercrombie, you will be notified about how to ask for a share. There is no money available now, and no guarantee that there will be. However, your legal rights are affected, and you have a choice to make now:

  • Do Nothing -- Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights. By doing nothing, you keep your right to participate in any settlement or judgement reached in this lawsuit, which may result in money or other benefits for you and other Class members. However, by doing nothing, you may also give up any right(s) to sue Abercrombie separately for the same legal claims asserted in this lawsuit. Your continued participation in this lawsuit does not guarantee that you will receive money or other benefits.
  • Ask to be Excluded -- Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep certain rights. If you ask to be excluded from this lawsuit, and money or benefits are later awarded, you won’t share in such money or benefits. However, by asking to be excluded from this lawsuit, you keep any right(s) to sue Abercrombie separately for the same legal claims asserted in this lawsuit.

To learn more about the terms of the proposed lawsuit, your options, and how your legal rights may be affected, please review the Detailed Notice, Lawsuit Documents and answers to the Frequently Asked Questions provided on this website.