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Cubias v. Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. et al., CORD No. 4537
(Santa Barbara Superior Court)

Duarte / Patel v. Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. et al., JCCP 4949
(Los Angeles County Superior Court)

If you worked at a corporate owned Carl’s Jr. Restaurant in California between November 6, 2005 and December 31, 2020, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.

  • Several lawsuits (the “Actions”) allege that Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. and/or Carl Karcher Enterprises LLC (“CKE”) violated employment laws and regulations with respect to General Managers, General Managers in Training (“GMIT”), Interim General Managers, Shift Managers and Shift Lead(er)s who worked at Carl’s Jr. restaurants owned by CKE in California. CKE denies these allegations but has agreed to settle the lawsuits by paying at least $6,250,000.
  • The Court in charge of these lawsuits still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, 1) General Managers who worked at CKE-owned Carl’s Jr. restaurants in California from November 6, 2005 through December 31, 2020 and 2) GMITs, Interim General Managers, Shift Managers and Shift Leads who worked at CKE-owned Carl’s Jr. restaurants in California from May 30, 2013 through December 31, 2020 will be eligible for a Settlement payment.
  • A proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) has been reached in the cases Cubias v. Carl Karcher Enterprises, et al., CORD No. 4537 (Santa Barbara County Superior Court) and Duarte / Patel v. Carl Karcher Enterprises, et al., JCCP 4949 (Los Angeles County Superior Court) (collectively, the “Actions”). The Court has preliminarily approved the Settlement and has directed the parties to notify the Class of the Settlement.
  • Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act. Read this notice carefully.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Participate in the Settlement (Do Nothing)
If you wish to receive a share of the Settlement proceeds, you do not need to do anything in response to this Notice. If the Court grants final approval of the Settlement, you will receive a share of the Settlement proceeds and you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement.

Exclude Yourself from the Settlement
If you do not want to participate in the Settlement, you must mail a written Request for Exclusion to the Settlement Administrator postmarked no later than July 13, 2021 or else you will be bound by the Settlement and the Release. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below for additional details and instructions on excluding yourself.

Object to the Settlement
If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must mail a written objection to the Settlement Administrator postmarked no later than July 13, 2021.  Please see below for instructions on objecting.

Participate in the Fairness Hearing
If you submit a valid and timely objection to the Settlement, you may also indicate in the objection whether you wish to appear and be heard at the time of the fairness  hearing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You have received this notice because CKE’s records indicate that you may be a Class Member. This notice is designed to inform you that you may be receiving a share of the Settlement payment, and to inform you of how you can elect not to participate in, or object to, the Settlement. The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara is in charge of the lawsuit.