Case: Garcia v. Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC

1:22-cv-00006 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Jan. 17, 2022

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

This putative class action suit was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on January 17, 2022. The plaintiff was previously an employee of the defendant organizations, a foreign LLC who provided detention services for the federal government. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff claimed that he was not properly compensated per the Fair Labor Standards Act as the defendant did not pay non-exempt detention officers for all of their hours worked. Specificall…

This putative class action suit was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on January 17, 2022. The plaintiff was previously an employee of the defendant organizations, a foreign LLC who provided detention services for the federal government. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff claimed that he was not properly compensated per the Fair Labor Standards Act as the defendant did not pay non-exempt detention officers for all of their hours worked. Specifically, the plaintiff sought class certification for “[a]ll current and former detention officers who worked for Defendants at any time in Texas during the four-year period prior to the filing of this Complaint to the present.”

On March 22, 2022, Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. issued an order approving a joint stipulation of dismissal. The order pertained to two of the defendants, Ahtna and Ahtna Technical Services. However, the case continued with Ahtna Support and Training Services as the sole defendant.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Jacob Hebda (1/29/2023)

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Judge(s)

Rodriguez, Fernando (Texas)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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1:22-cv-00006

PLAINTIFF’S COLLECTIVE ACTION AND CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT AND JURY DEMAND

Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra

Jan. 17, 2022

Jan. 17, 2022

Complaint
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1:22-cv-00006

Order

March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/62603892/garcia-v-ahtna-support-and-training-services-llc/

Last updated March 8, 2024, 3:02 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against AHTNA Technical Services, Inc., Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, Ahtna, Inc. (Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0541-27611561) filed by Cipriano Garcia, Similarly situated employees. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 01/17/2022)

Jan. 17, 2022

Jan. 17, 2022

Clearinghouse
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Request for Issuance of Summons as to AHTNA Technical Services, Inc., Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, Ahtna, Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Summons issuance request, # 2 Summons issuance request)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 01/17/2022)

Jan. 17, 2022

Jan. 17, 2022

PACER
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ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 3/29/2022 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 6 before Judge Fernando Rodriguez Jr(Signed by Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr) Parties notified.(JenniferLongoria, 1) (Entered: 01/18/2022)

Jan. 18, 2022

Jan. 18, 2022

PACER
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Summons Issued as to 1.) Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, 2.) Ahtna Technical Services, Inc., 3.) Ahtna, Inc.. Issued summons delivered to plaintiff by NEF, filed.(JenniferLongoria, 1) (Entered: 01/18/2022)

Jan. 18, 2022

Jan. 18, 2022

PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Cipriano Garcia, filed.(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 01/19/2022)

Jan. 19, 2022

Jan. 19, 2022

PACER
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RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC served on 1/20/2022, answer due 2/10/2022; Ahtna Technical Services, Inc. served on 1/20/2022, answer due 2/10/2022; Ahtna, Inc. served on 1/20/2022, answer due 2/10/2022, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Returned Summons Served, # 2 Returned Summons Served)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 01/24/2022)

Jan. 24, 2022

Jan. 24, 2022

PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Collective Action and Class Action Complaint and Jury Demand by Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, Ahtna Technical Services, Inc., Ahtna, Inc., filed. Motion Docket Date 2/24/2022. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Temple, Mark) (Entered: 02/03/2022)

Feb. 3, 2022

Feb. 3, 2022

PACER
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ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time; Motion-related deadline set re: 7 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Collective Action and Class Action Complaint and Jury Demand. Answer or other responsive pleading due by 2/24/2022.(Signed by Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr) Parties notified.(jtabares, 1) (Entered: 02/08/2022)

Feb. 8, 2022

Feb. 8, 2022

PACER
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, filed.(Temple, Mark) (Entered: 02/23/2022)

Feb. 23, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

PACER
10

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Ahtna, Inc., filed.(Temple, Mark) (Entered: 02/23/2022)

Feb. 23, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

PACER
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Ahtna Technical Services, Inc., filed.(Temple, Mark) (Entered: 02/23/2022)

Feb. 23, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, Ahtna Technical Services, Inc., Ahtna, Inc., filed.(Temple, Mark) (Entered: 02/23/2022)

Feb. 23, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 03/04/2022)

March 4, 2022

March 4, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 03/14/2022)

March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 03/18/2022)

March 18, 2022

March 18, 2022

PACER
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STIPULATION of Dismissal of Ahtna, Inc. and Ahtna Technical Services, Inc. Without Prejudice by Cipriano Garcia, filed.(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 03/22/2022)

March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

Clearinghouse
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ORDER granting 16 Stipulation of Dismissal. Defendant's Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC; Ahtna Technical Services, Inc.; and Ahtna, Inc. have jointly stipulated to the voluntary dismissal.(Signed by Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr) Parties notified.(DahlilaRodriguez, 1) (Entered: 03/22/2022)

March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

Clearinghouse
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JOINT DISCOVERY/CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN by Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, filed.(Temple, Mark) (Entered: 03/23/2022)

March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 03/25/2022)

March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Peter J. Stuhldreher on behalf of Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, filed. (Stuhldreher, Peter) (Entered: 03/28/2022)

March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Justin B. Caresia on behalf of Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC, filed. (Stuhldreher, Peter) (Entered: 03/28/2022)

March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by William M. Hogg on behalf of Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Hogg, William) (Entered: 03/29/2022)

March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. Appearances via Zoom: William Marshall Hogg f/Plaintiffs; Peter Justin Stuhldreher f/Defendant; (Court Reporter: Sheila Perales) (Law Clerk: Grace Carpenter) [Court time: 1:45-1:50]. VIDEOCONFERENCE INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 3/29/2022. Court addressed the parties regarding status of case; discussion held. Deadline to file stipulation or status report due by 4/15/2022. (balvina, 1)

March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022

PACER

Pretrial Conference

March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022

PACER
23

NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 04/08/2022)

April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

PACER
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STIPULATION re: For Collective Action Certification Under 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Notice to Collective Action Members by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Notice and Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 04/14/2022)

April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022

PACER
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JOINT STIPULATION FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION CERTIFICATION UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AND NOTICE TO COLLECTIVE MEMBERS(Signed by Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr) Parties notified.(scastillo, 1) (Entered: 04/19/2022)

April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022

RECAP
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 04/22/2022)

April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 05/17/2022)

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER. Party with burden on an issue shall name expert(s) and produce report(s) by 11/8/22; Rebuttal expert(s) shall be named and report(s) produced by 12/13/22 Discovery due by 2/21/2023. Dispositive Motion Filing due by 3/7/2023. Joint Pretrial Order due by 6/13/2023. Parties must file motions in limine and objections to proposed trial exhibits and witnesses by 6/20/23. Final Pretrial Conference set for 6/27/2023 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 6 before Judge Fernando Rodriguez Jr(Signed by Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr) Parties notified.(jtabares, 1) Modified on 5/17/2022 (jtabares, 1). (Entered: 05/17/2022)

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 06/13/2022)

June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 07/07/2022)

July 7, 2022

July 7, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 07/08/2022)

July 8, 2022

July 8, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 07/12/2022)

July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 07/19/2022)

July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 07/19/2022)

July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 07/20/2022)

July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 08/02/2022)

Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Forms to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 08/03/2022)

Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 08/04/2022)

Aug. 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Filing Consent Form to Join Lawsuit Pursuant to 29 USC 216(b) by Cipriano Garcia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(Foty, Donny) (Entered: 08/23/2022)

Aug. 23, 2022

Aug. 23, 2022

PACER
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Other Notice

Nov. 9, 2022

Nov. 9, 2022

PACER
41

Notice of Change of Address

Dec. 21, 2022

Dec. 21, 2022

PACER
42

Other Notice

April 27, 2023

April 27, 2023

PACER
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Seal

May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023

PACER
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Order on Motion to Seal

May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023

PACER
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Settlement

May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

PACER
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Sealed Exhibits

May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

PACER
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Order

June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023

PACER
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Attorney Fees

June 9, 2023

June 9, 2023

PACER
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Order on Motion for Attorney Fees AND Order on Motion for Settlement

June 21, 2023

June 21, 2023

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Labor Rights

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 17, 2022

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

“All current and former detention officers who worked for Defendants at any time in Texas during the four-year period prior to the filing of this Complaint to the present.”

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Ahtna Technical Services, Inc. (Austin), Private Entity/Person

Ahtna, Inc. (Austin), Private Entity/Person

Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC (Austin), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet