Maor v. Astoria World Manor et al. – Class Action Lawsuit

NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF NASSAU

MARSHALL MAOR, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated,

Plaintiffs,

– against –

THE ASTORIA WORLD MANOR, INC.; ASTORIA W MANOR INC.; DANIEL C.S. AHN; IKE AHN; and any other related entities,

Defendants.

Index No.: 604965/2019

WAGE AND HOUR NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

To: All individuals who performed work as servers, bartenders, or in related front-of-house food service positions at catered events held at the banquet venue commonly known as the Astoria World Manor at any time between April 2013 and the present (“the Relevant Period”). The putative class does not include maintenance workers, corporate officers, salespersons, cooks, food preparers, chefs, dishwashers, directors, clerical, office workers or any other person whose trade, classification or profession does not customarily receive gratuities, including managers.

• This notice has been authorized by the Honorable R. Bruce Cozzens, J.S.C. and may affect your legal rights. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

• Plaintiff Marshall Maor (“Named Plaintiff”) performed work as a server at Defendants’ banquet venue commonly known as the Astoria World Manor (“AWM”) and has brought this lawsuit on behalf of himself and other current and former service employees to seek payment of, among other things, alleged unpaid compensation owed under New York Labor Law.

• Defendants deny any wrongdoing and/or liability.

• Receipt of this notice does not indicate that you are entitled to receive any monetary recovery. No determination has been made by the Court that you are owed any unpaid compensation and the Court is not endorsing the merits of this lawsuit or the defenses at this time.

     1. Why did I get this notice?

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the existence of this lawsuit, and to advise you of how your rights may be affected by this lawsuit.

     2. What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit where one or more persons sue not only for themselves, but also for other people who have similar claims. These other people are known as Class Members. In a class action, one court resolves the issues for all Class Members, except for those who exclude themselves from the Class. Hon. R. Bruce Cozzens, J.S.C., New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County, is presiding over this class action.

    3. How do I join this lawsuit?

If you performed work at AWM in Queens, New York as a server, bartender, or in any related front-of-house food service position at any time from April 2013 and the present, you are a member of the Class, and do not need to do anything to join this lawsuit. It is suggested that you speak with a representative of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., the attorneys appointed as Class Counsel. Leeds Brown Law is located at One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, New York, 11514, www.leedsbrownlaw.com and can be contacted via phone at (516) 873-9550. You have the right to consult with an attorney of your own choosing at your own expense and to initiate your own action if you do not wish to participate in this class action lawsuit. The attorneys working on the case are Brett R. Cohen, and Michael A. Tompkins. You can also email them at bcohen@leedsbrownlaw.com or mtompkins@leedsbrownlaw.com.

    4. How do I exclude myself from this lawsuit?

If you wish to opt-out and be excluded from the Class, then you must take steps to exclude yourself from this case.

If you intend to exclude yourself, you must mail a written, signed statement to Class Counsel by mail or facsimile sent to Brett R. Cohen, Esq., of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, New York, 11514, or via fax at (516) 747-5024.
If you decide not to exclude yourself from this lawsuit, you may not be eligible to receive any benefits in the event that a settlement or judgment is obtained.

    5. If I don’t exclude myself from this lawsuit, can I sue Defendants for the same thing later?

If you do not exclude yourself from this lawsuit, you give up any rights to sue Defendants for the New York Labor Law claims brought in this case or potentially those which could have been brought in this case, or in the future in the event there is a change in existing law.
However, if you exclude yourself from this lawsuit, you have the right to bring a similar lawsuit on your own behalf.

   6. Do I have a lawyer in this case?

The law firm of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, New York 11514 has been designated as legal counsel to represent you and the other Class Members. These lawyers are called Class Counsel.

If you are represented by Leeds Brown Law, P.C., any attorney fees will be paid out of any recovery that is obtained. If there is a recovery, the fees may be part of a settlement obtained or money judgment entered in favor of Plaintiffs, or may be ordered by the court to be paid by Defendants, or may be a combination of both. If you are represented by Leeds Brown Law, P.C. and Plaintiffs do not recover anything in this lawsuit, you will not have to pay any attorneys’ fees.

   7. Can the Defendants fire me or otherwise retaliate against me for joining this lawsuit?

No. New York law prohibits Defendants from retaliating against you because you are a class member in this lawsuit.

    8. What if I still have questions?

If you have any questions about this lawsuit, or would like further information about this notice, you can contact Class Counsel Brett R. Cohen, Esq. of Leeds Brown Law, P.C. at (516) 873-9550.
You have a right to participate in this action even if you are an undocumented alien, or if you were paid in cash, or if you were assigned to work at the Astoria World Manor through a third-party staffing agency.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT WITH QUESTIONS INVOLVING THIS LAWSUIT

Notice as approved

 

———————— SPANISH NOTICE ————————

AVISO DE DEMANDA COLECTIVA

Índice No.: 604965/2019

CORTE SUPREMA DEL ESTADO DE NUEVA YORK
CONDADO DE NASSAU

MARSHALL MAOR, individualmente y en nombre de otros situados de manera similar,

Demandantes

– en contra –

THE ASTORIA WORLD MANOR, INC.; ASTORIA W MANOR INC.; DANIEL C.S. AHN; IKE AHN; y cualquier otra entidad relacionada,

Acusados.

Índice No.: 604965/2019

AVISO DE SALARIO Y HORA DE DEMANDA COLECTIVA

• Este aviso ha sido autorizado por el Honorable R. Bruce Cozzens, J.S.C. y puede afectar sus derechos legales. Esto no es una solicitud de un abogado.

• El demandante Marshall Maor (“Demandante nombrado”) realizó trabajo como servidor en el lugar debanquetes del demandado comúnmente conocido como Astoria World Manor (“AWM”) y ha presentado esta demanda en nombre de sí mismo y de otros empleados de servicio actuales y anteriores a solicitar el pago, entre otras cosas, de la supuesta compensación no pagada adeudada en virtud de la Ley Laboral de Nueva York.

• Los acusados niegan cualquier irregularidad y / o responsabilidad.

• La recepción de este aviso no indica que tenga derecho a recibir ninguna recuperación monetaria. El Tribunal no ha tomado ninguna determinación de que se le debe ninguna compensación no pagada y el Tribunal no está respaldando los méritos de esta demanda o las defensas en este momento.

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El propósito de este aviso es informarle de la existencia de esta demanda y aconsejarle sobre cómo sus derechos pueden verse afectados por esta demanda.

Una demanda colectiva es una demanda en la que una o más personas demandan no solo por sí mismas, sino también por otras personas que tienen reclamos similares. Estas otras personas son conocidas como Miembros de la Clase. En una demanda colectiva, un tribunal resuelve los problemas para todos los miembros de la clase, excepto para aquellos que se excluyen de la clase. Honorable R. Bruce Cozzens, J.S.C., Corte Suprema del Estado de Nueva York, Condado de Nassau, preside esta demanda colectiva.

Si realizó un trabajo enAWM en Queens,Nueva York como camarero, camarero o en cualquier puesto relacionado con el servicio de alimentos en cualquier momento desde abril de 2013 hasta el presente, usted es miembro de la Clase y no necesita hacer nada para unirse a esta demanda. Se sugiere que hable con un representante de Leeds Brown Law, P.C., los abogados designados como Abogados de la Clase. Leeds Brown Law se encuentra en One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, Nueva York, 11514, www.leedsbrownlaw.com y puede ser contactado por teléfono al (516) 873-9550. Usted tiene el derecho de consultar con un abogado de su propia elección a su propio costo e iniciar su propia acción si no desea participar en esta demanda colectiva. Los abogados que trabajan en el caso son Brett R. Cohen y Michael A. Tompkins. También puede enviarlos por correo electrónico a bcohen@leedsbrownlaw.com o mtompkins@leedsbrownlaw.com.

Si desea optar por no participar y ser excluido de la Clase, debe tomar medidas para excluirse de este caso.

Si tiene la intención de excluirse, debe enviar por correo una declaración escrita y firmada al abogado de la clase por correo o fax enviado a Brett R. Cohen, Esq., de Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, Nueva York, 11514,o por fax al (516) 747-5024.
Si decide no excluirse de esta demanda, es posible que no sea elegible para recibir ningún beneficio en caso de que se obtenga un acuerdo o sentencia.

Si no se excluye de esta demanda, renuncia a cualquier derecho a demandar a los demandados o a las reclamaciones dela Ley Laboral de Nueva York presentadas en este caso o potencialmente a las que podrían haberse presentado en este caso, o en el futuro en caso de que haya un cambio en la ley existente.
Sin embargo, si se excluye de esta demanda, tiene derecho a presentar una demanda similar en su propio nombre.

El bufete de abogados de Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, New York 11514 ha sido designado como asesor legal para representarlo a usted y a los otros Miembros de la Clase. Estos abogados se llaman Class Counsel.

Si está representado por Leeds Brown Law, P. C. , cualquier honorario de abogado se pagará de cualquier recuperación que se obtenga. Si hay una recuperación, los honorarios pueden ser parte de un acuerdo obtenido o una sentencia de dinero ingresada a favor de los Demandantes, o pueden ser ordenados por el tribunal para ser pagados por los Demandados, o pueden ser una combinación de ambos. Si está representado por Leeds Brown Law, P. C. y los demandantes no recuperan nada en esta demanda, no tendrá que pagar los honorarios de ningún abogado.

No. La ley de Nueva York prohíbe a los demandados tomar represalias contra usted porque usted es miembro de la clase en esta demanda.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre esta demanda, o desea obtener más información sobre este aviso, puede comunicarse con el abogado de la clase Brett R.Cohen, Esq. de Leeds Brown Law, P.C. al (516) 873-9550.
Usted tiene derecho a participar en esta acción incluso si es un extranjero indocumentado, o si se le pagó en efectivo,o si fue asignado a trabajar en Astoria World Manor a través de una agencia de personal deterceros.

POR FAVOR NO SE COMUNIQUE CON LA CORTE CON PREGUNTAS RELACIONADAS CON ESTA DEMANDA

El estudio jurídico Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, Nueva York 11514, ha sido nombrado como abogado legal para que lo represente a usted y a otros Miembros de la Clase. Estos abogados se denominan Abogados de la Clase. Si tiene preguntas sobre este juicio, o si desea más información sobre esta notificación, puede contactar al Abogado de la Clase Michael Tompkins, Esq. de Leeds Brown Law, P.C. al (516) 962-2750 o en mtompkins@leedsbrownlaw.com.

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