A. J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit: Unpaid Overtime Claim Basics
Former J.G. Wentworth Home Lending LLC Loan Officer David Dickens (“J.G. Wentworth”) has filed a lawsuit against J.G. Wentworth. The Siegel Law Group and the Law Office of Chris R. Miltenberger, PLLC represent Mr. Dickens in the lawsuit (“J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit”). Mr. Dickens filed the J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit as a collective action and seeks to represent a nationwide group of current and former Loan Officers that he alleges J.G. Wentworth:
- Paid on a Commission Basis, but
- Failed to pay overtime for hours worked over 40 each week.
Two additional J.G. Wentworth Loan Officers filed consents to participate in this action on October 10, 2017. As a result, the J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit now involves Loan Officers from three different states: Mr. Dickens worked in Texas, Mr. Robinson in Florida, and Mr. Staab worked in Michigan. All three Loan Officers have filed sworn statements with the federal court alleging that J.G. Wentworth failed to pay them overtime.
The Court has not certified the case as a collective action and J.G. Wentworh denies that it owes overtime to any of its Loan Officers and denies that a collective action is appropriate.
B. J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit: Plaintiff Files Motion for Conditional Certification
On December 4, 2017, Mr. Dickens filed his Motion for Notice to Potential Plaintiffs and Conditional Certification (“Motion for Notice”). The Motion for Notice alleges that J.G. Wentworth subjected Mr. Dickens, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Staab, and other Loan Officers across the country:
“to the same illegal pay provisions, i.e. the Compensation Policy that fail[s] to pay … Loan Officers (1) overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek; and (2) one-and-one-half times their regular rates of pay for all overtime hours worked.”
If the Court grants Mr. Dickens’ Motion for Notice, the Court may allow Mr. Dickens to send notice to a nationwide group of J.G. Wentworth’s current and former Loan Officers about the lawsuit and their right to join it. You can find a copy of Mr. Dickens’ Motion for Notice along with the accompanying exhibits here.
C. J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit: Eligibility
If the Court grants Mr. Dickens’ Motion for Notice, all current and former J.G. Wentworth Loan Officers who worked for J.G. Wentworth over the past three (3) years may be provided court-authorized notice regarding their eligibility to join the J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit and directions on how to participate in the lawsuit.
We encourage all current and former Loan Officers employed by J.G. Wentworth over the past three years to contact us to aid with our investigation of this Lawsuit.
D. J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit: Potential Stakes Involved
The J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit alleges that J.G. Wentworth violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. This Federal Law permits employees who successfully prosecute their claims in a private lawsuit to recover double the amount their unpaid overtime damages.
Your help is important because of the high stakes of the J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit for our clients.
E. J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit: Statute of Limitations
F. J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit: Case Information
Jack Siegel & Chris Miltenberger represent Mr. Dickens and the other Loan Officers who have filed consent forms to participate in the J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit. The J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, Case Number 4:17-642.
G. J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit: Call Us
Please contact us to help with our investigation of the J.G. Wentworth Lawsuit or to answer any questions you may have regarding the case. You may give us a call us at 817.416.5060. If you prefer, you can also email us:
Chris Miltenberger: Chris@crmlawpractice.com
Jack Siegel: Jack@siegellawgroup.biz
All consultations are absolutely free & confidential.