The class certification motion in Hernandez v. Main Street and Main, Inc. will be heard after a mediation session currently set for February 24, 2005. The parties have selected Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Jameson as their mediator. Judge Jameson is retiring from the bench effective February 1, 2005. The case involves as many as 10,000 current and former employees of the largest T.G.I. Friday's franchisor in California, who seek reimbursement, wages and penalties arising from meal period, rest period and uniform violations. Currently, although no formal notice has been given to the class, more than 300 putative class members have submitted sworn declarations in support of the action.