Texas Pride Fuels, Ltd.

Case Information:

This is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New Mexico Minimum Wage Act (NMMWA) case involving drivers and operators for Texas Pride Fuels, Ltd. The lawsuit claims that Texas Pride knowingly permitted its drivers and operators to work off-the-clock both before and after scheduled shifts, without paying them for this time.

The lawsuit requests lost wages, liquidated (double) damages under the FLSA, treble damages under the NMMWA, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees. Click here to read the Complaint in this case.

Status Updates

May 6, 2021 - Notice of Appearance of Aaron Michael Johnson

On May 6th we added Aaron Johnson as co-counsel on the case.

April 28, 2021 - Notice of Appearance of Jeff T. Leslie

On April 28th Jeff T. Leslie was added as counsel for Texas Pride Fuels.

April 15, 2021 - Amended Complaint Filed

On April 15th the judge granted our motion for leave to amend the complaint and the new complaint was filed by the clerk. You can read the amended complaint here.

April 14, 2021 - Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint

On April 14th we requested that the court let us amend our original complaint.

October 19, 2020 - Scheduling Order

On October 19th the judge entered a scheduling order laying out the deadlines for the case. You can find those deadlines here.

June 4, 2020 - Order Granting in Part Plaintiff's Motion for Conditional Certification and Judicially Supervised Notice

On June 4th the court ruled on our motion to certify the class. In its ruling the Court conditionally certified the following class:

All hourly paid fuel technicians and automated fuel system operators employed by Defendant in the three years preceding he issuance of the Order conditionally certifying this class.

You can read the full order here.

February 20, 2020 - Plaintiff's Reply In Support of His Motion to Certify

On February 20th, we filed our reply to Texas Pride’s response to our motion to certify a class. This is the final pleading relating to the motion to certify, so it now awaits a ruling from the judge. You can read our reply here.

February 17, 2020 - Defendant's Response to Motion to Certify Class

On February 17th, Texas Pride responded to our Motion for Certification of Collective Action. Their response can be found here.

January 28, 2020 - Motion to Certify Class

On January 28th, we filed a Motion for Certification of Collective Action in order to send out notice to Class Members. You can read the motion here.

November 25, 2019 - Answer Filed

On November 25th, the Defendant filed its Answer to the Plaintiff’s Complaint.

October 23, 2019 - Complaint Filed

Click here to read the Complaint in this case.