Noll v. Flowers Foods and LePage Bakeries

  • A current CK Sales Co. distributor has sued Flowers Foods, Inc., Lepage Bakeries, LLC and CK Sales Co., LLC alleging that the companies misclassified distributors as independent contractors and violated Maine wage and hour laws defining overtime pay and wage deduction requirements. Flowers Foods, Inc, Lepage Bakeries, LLC, and CK Sales Co., LLC (called the “defendants” in this case) deny those allegations.
  • The Court has allowed the lawsuit to be a class action on behalf of all persons who, at any time from December 2, 2012 continuing through entry of judgment in this case, worked as distributors for Lepage Bakeries, Inc. and/or CK Sales Co., LLC and personally serviced one or more territories in the State of Maine and were classified as independent contractors.
  • The Court has not decided whether Flowers Foods, Lepage Bakeries, or CK Sales did anything wrong. There is no money available now, and no guarantee there will be. However, your legal rights are affected, and you have a choice to make now:

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT

DO NOTHING

Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights. By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money or benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement. But you give up any rights to sue Flowers Foods, Lepage Bakeries, and CK Sales separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

ASK TO BE
EXCLUDED

Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep rights. If you ask to be excluded and money or benefits are later awarded, you won’t share in those. But you keep any rights to sue the defendants separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

  • Your options are explained in this notice. To ask to be excluded, you must act before May 27, 2019.
  • Lawyers must prove the claims against Flowers Foods, Lepage Bakeries, and CK Sales at a trial that is not yet scheduled. If money or benefits are obtained from Defendants, you will be notified about how to claim a share.
  • It is unlawful for CK Sales, Lepage Bakeries, or Flowers Foods to take any adverse action against you or other distributors because of your participation in this lawsuit. If someone from the bakery makes any threat or takes adverse action against you or other distributors because of your participation in this lawsuit, please call (612) 252-3570.
  • This is only a summary of the court-approved notice. Please call (612) 252-3570 for a full notice.