The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Judge
Present: The Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Judge
Wendy K. Hernandez Not Present n/a
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Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order DENYING Defendants' Motion in Limine # 4
Pending before the Court is Defendants Hobart Service and ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC's ("Defendants") Motion in Limine # 4. Dkt. # 79. The Court finds the matter appropriate for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 78(b); L.R. 7-15. After considering the moving papers, opposing papers, and reply papers, the Court DENIES the motion.
On October 5, 2011, Plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit against Defendants based on allegations that (1) Plaintiff was and is not compensated for his "normal commute" travel time;
(2) Plaintiff's overtime pay has been incorrectly calculated due to Defendants' alleged failure to include SPIFF payments in the regular rate used to compute overtime pay; and (3) Defendants have failed to provide Plaintiff off-duty meal periods, or pay in lieu thereof, as required by California law. See SAC ¶¶ 21, 25, 30. Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint asserts causes of action for violations of California Labor Code § 1194 (overtime wages); California Business and Professions Code § 17200 et seq. ("UCL"); and California Labor Code § 2699 ("Private Attorneys General Act" or "PAGA").
Plaintiff filed a motion for class certification, which the Court denied. See Dkt. # 63. Defendants then filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, which the Court granted in part and denied in part. Dkt. # 93. In their Motion in Limine, Defendants contend that Plaintiff can no longer pursue his cause of ...