Facts at a Glance
- California wage and hour class action involving over 11,000 truck drivers
- Collection and analysis of over 13 TB of data and 75 billion records from 9 different systems
- Successful class decertification ruling six weeks before trial, saving company millions
Assist a client with a class action regarding unfair compensation practices.
Our client, a national long-hauling trucking company, was facing a major California wage and hour class action brought forth by its drivers alleging unfair compensation practices including lack of meal and rest breaks.
iDS was tasked with:
- Providing consulting services to assess the validity of plaintiffs’ unfair wage and hour allegations
- Drafting an expert report and relation declarations in support of our findings and conclusions
- Delivering numerous rounds of data productions based on court and plaintiff requests
iDS was engaged to retrieve data to back up claims of non-work activity.
iDS was chosen based on our relationship with the client and our deep experience in assisting other clients with similar issues. A project plan was drawn up to include:
- Understanding plaintiffs’ claims and identifying the relevant data sources, including onboard computers, payroll records, driver logs, and compensation plans
- Collecting over 13 TB of data spanning 6,800 tables and 75 billion records from 9 different systems
- Ingesting this data into the xIOT® platform, allowing our team to efficiently analyze, enrich, and visualize fact patterns across disparate data sources
iDS demonstrated variations in compensation plans, leading to a class decertification ruling.
Our data driven analysis successfully demonstrated wide variations in class members compensation plans, ultimately leading to a class decertification ruling just six weeks before trial. In addition, we delivered 12 rounds of data productions, ultimately comprising over 900 million records across 1,500 files.