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This website provides information about a proposed settlement concerning all individuals who signed a FedEx Ground Pickup and Delivery Contractor Operating Agreement to provide service in California sometime during the period between November 17, 2000 and October 15, 2007, and those who may have personally worked as a full-time driver under that contract between November 17, 2000 and the present.


The people who brought the suit, the 'Plaintiffs', are seventeen drivers who operated FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery routes. The Plaintiffs sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (the 'Defendant'). The Plaintiffs brought the lawsuit on behalf of themselves and a class of other pcikup and delivery drivers who, like them, signed contracts with FedEx Ground to operate FedEx Ground or Home Delivery routes in the State of California.

This lawsuit is about whether FedEx Ground misclassified pickup and delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than as employees, and failed to provide them with legal rights that employees have under California law. In the operative Complaint, Plaintiffs seek to recover Class-wide damages for, among other things, unreimbursed employment expenses, illegal wage deductions, and failure to provide meal and rest periods, as well as unpaid overtime pay for individuals driving trucks weighing less than 10,001 pounds, interest, civil penalties, attorneys' fees and costs. FedEx Ground maintains that the independent contractor classification is appropriate and denies that it has broken any laws.


December 2017 Update on the Status of the Class Settlement and the Appeals:

The Zohrabians’ Appeal Has Been Dismissed and the Settlement is finally FINAL

Settlement Checks Will Be Sent Out in Mid-December

The objection and appeal to the settlement – by class member Henrik Zohrabians - was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on November 16, 2017.  The Court hearing scheduled for December 7 has been cancelled and the Alexander settlement is now final. 

Rust expects to send settlement checks to Alexander class members by first class mail on or about December 15, 2017.  These checks will be valid for 180 days so please do not delay in cashing your check when it comes!

Keep Your Address and Other Contact Information Up to Date

Please make sure to update both Rust Consulting and our offices at Leonard Carder if you change your address or any of your contact information. It is important that Rust Consulting has your up-to-date contact information so that they can mail your settlement check to the correct address. Please call (800) 711-1958 and (510) 272-0169 with any contact information updates.


Most settlement payments are subject to federal and state taxes.  Since neither Leonard Carder nor Rust Consulting can provide you with tax advice regarding the settlement payments, you should obtain advice from a qualified tax professional about your personal tax situation as soon as you receive your settlement check and the related tax reporting forms.

Important deadlines

July 18, 2016

Last day for appeal of the Court’s Final Approval Order

May 27, 2016

Last day to file a Claimant Identification Form to participate in the Settlement

April 7, 2016

Final Approval Fairness Hearing 

Settlement Administrator contact information



PO BOX 2396 

FARIBAULT MN 55021-9096

Toll-Free Number: (800) 711-1958

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