Vecchio v. Quest Diagnostics, Inc., et. al.

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

No. 1:16-cv-05165-ER-KNF

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Basic Information

  2. Why is there a Notice

    The purpose of the Notice is to inform you of a nationwide collective action lawsuit against Quest. The Court has determined that you may be similarly situated to Plaintiff Maria Vecchio, who filed this case. Therefore, the Court has ordered that the Notice be sent to explain what this lawsuit is about and how to participate.

  3. What is the lawsuit about?

    Plaintiff filed this action under the FLSA against Quest on behalf of herself and other similarly situated medical examiners located throughout the United States. Plaintiff contends that Quest pays its medical examiners per-appointment, but also makes them perform a significant amount of off-the-clock work for which they are not compensated (e.g., examiners must call patients, print out the required paperwork, and gather all necessary supplies before appointments; spend time commuting between appointments; and review and finalize the necessary paperwork and process blood samples after appointments). Plaintiff claims that, once all of the off-the-clock hours are accounted for, examiners do not make minimum wage and/or overtime.

    Quest denies that it has violated the FLSA.

  4. How do I join the lawsuit?

    You have the choice as to whether to join this lawsuit. To opt into this lawsuit, you must submit a "Consent to Join" form online, by clicking here, or download, fill out and return the form. You can download the "Consent to Join" Form. The Form should be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the Notice Administrator:

    Quest Diagnostics Lawsuit
    c/o Notice Administrator
    1801 Market Street, Suite 660
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Telephone Number: 1-844-412-4026
    Fax Number: (215) 525-0209
    Email Address: QuestDiagnosticsLawsuit@AdministratorClassAction.com

    If you decide to join the lawsuit, the Consent to Join form must be postmarked on or before August 16, 2018. If you do not return a form before this deadline, you cannot participate in this lawsuit.

  5. How am I affected if I join the lawsuit?

    If you join this lawsuit, you will be bound by any settlement or judgment (meaning, the final result of this lawsuit).

    Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, your counsel if you choose to opt into this lawsuit, will pay all costs from any money it recovers if the lawsuit is successful. If there is no recovery, you will not be required to pay Plaintiffs’ attorneys for any of their work or reimburse them for any of their expenses.

    If there is a recovery, Plaintiffs’ attorneys will receive whatever attorneys’ fees the Court orders.

  6. Can defendants retaliate against me if I join this lawsuit?

    Federal law prohibits Quest from retaliating against you in any way (for example, by not assigning you work or terminating you) because you exercised your rights under the FLSA to join this lawsuit or provide evidence in support of Plaintiffs’ claims.

  7. The Lawyers Representing You

  8. Who represents me if I join the lawsuit?

    If you choose to join this lawsuit, you will be represented by Plaintiffs’ counsel:

    NAPOLI SHKOLNIK PLLC
    360 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10017

    Telephone: (212) 397-1000
    Fax: (646) 843-7603

  9. If you do nothing

  10. How am I affected if I do not join this lawsuit?

    If you choose not to join this lawsuit, you will not be affected by any FLSA-related judgment or settlement in this case. If you choose not to join this lawsuit, you are free to file your own lawsuit with an attorney of your choice or refrain from participating in any lawsuit.

    Be advised that the statute of limitations on your potential claims under the FLSA stops only once you opt into this lawsuit or file your own claim.

  11. Getting More Information

  12. How do I get more information?

    If you want more information about the Notice or lawsuit, or have questions about the procedure or deadline for filing a Consent to Join form, please contact Plaintiffs’ counsel:

    NAPOLI SHKOLNIK PLLC
    360 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10017

    Telephone: (212) 397-1000
    Fax: (646) 843-7603

    You may also contact the Notice Administrator at:

    MAIL:
    Quest Diagnostics Lawsuit
    c/o Notice Administrator
    1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    EMAIL: QuestDiagnosticsLawsuit@AdministratorClassAction.com

    TOLL-FREE: 1-844-412-4026

    FAX: (215) 525-0209