SPAR Business Services Update

On December 8, 2015, the Court issued and order conditionally certifying a group consisting of merchandisers in the Houston and Galveston areas. The Court later approved the parties’ proposed communications with these merchandisers about the lawsuit. Merchandisers in these areas will be sent judicial notice of the lawsuit on January 11, 2016, and they will have until March 11, 2016 to join this case by completing and returning a Consent Form. We plan to later renew with the Court our request to proceed as a collective action for all of Spar’s merchandisers outside of California, not just those in the Houston and Galveston areas. In the meantime, merchandisers outside of the Houston and Galveston areas have been joining the case.