Coast to Coast Misses Deadline for Response to Former Employee's Suit Regarding Unpaid Overtime, Retaliation
November 3, 2010

Coast to Coast Auto Glass has failed to respond to a recent suit filed against it by a former employee by the October 29 deadline set by the court, according to documents filed in the case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Former Coast to Coast sales representative Ulysses Mejia filed the original suit on October 6 alleging that between August 27, 2010, and September 21, 2010, Coast to Coast "willfully violated the [Fair Labor Standards Act] by employing employees engaged in commerce for workweeks longer than 40 hours without compensating them for their employment in excess of 40 hours at rates not less than one and a half times the regular rates at which they were employed."

Mejia alleges that he specifically worked more than 40 hours a week every week of his employment during this time, and was not paid time and a half for the hours in excess of 40.

In the order signed today by U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga, Mejia must now filed a "Motion for Default Final Judgment" by November 22, which will need to include "affidavits of any sum certain due by Coast to Coast Auto Glass LLC, and any other supporting documentation necessary to determine [his] measure of damages."

"If Coast to Coast Auto Glass LLC fails to move to set aside the Clerk's Default or respond to the Motion for Default Final Judgment within the time permitted by the Rules, default final judgment may be entered, which, simply put, means that Plaintiff may be able to take Coast to Coast Auto Glass LLC's property or money, and/or obtain other relief against it," writes Altonaga.

If Mejia fails to file his motion by November 22, it will result in dismissal without prejudice, according to the order.

At press time, Coast to Coast officials at its corporate headquarters in Chandler, Ariz., had not responded to requests for comment.

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