Beginning of the End?
A class action lawsuit has been filed against ABC Legal Services, LLC, alleging that the company unfairly compensates its process servers. The lawsuit, filed by the law firm Nicholas & Tomasevic, LLP, claims that ABC Legal pays its process servers a flat fee per service, regardless of the amount of time or effort required to complete the service.
The lawsuit alleges that this practice violates California law, which requires that employees be paid for all “hours worked.” The lawsuit also alleges that ABC Legal’s policy of paying a flat fee per service discourages process servers from taking on difficult or time-consuming cases.
The lawsuit seeks to represent all current and former process servers who have worked for ABC Legal in California. The lawsuit seeks damages, including back pay and front pay, as well as injunctive relief to prevent ABC Legal from continuing to engage in the alleged unfair compensation practices.
“We are filing this lawsuit on behalf of our clients because we believe that they have been treated unfairly,” said Nicholas Tomasevic, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs. “ABC Legal’s policy of paying a flat fee per service is illegal and it is unfair to its process servers.”
ABC Legal has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal challenges facing ABC Legal. In 2022, the company was sued by the California Attorney General’s Office for allegedly failing to properly train its process servers. The company also faces a number of individual lawsuits from process servers who allege that they were not paid properly.
The outcome of the class action lawsuit could have a significant impact on the process serving industry in California. If the lawsuit is successful, it could force ABC Legal to change its compensation practices and could set a precedent for other process serving companies.