Pierce v. Big River Steel LLC

Filing 14

ORDER: Joint motion to approve settlement, 11 , noted. The Court needs, and would appreciate, more information. Please file an addendum by 9/1/2017 answering the questions within this Order. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 8/22/2017. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION KIM PIERCE, on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. PLAINTIFF No. 3:17-cv-63-DPM BIG RIVER STEEL LLC DEFENDANT ORDER Joint motion to approve settlement, NQ 11, noted. The Court needs, and would appreciate, more information. Please file an addendum by 1 September 2017 answering these questions. • Is there any precedent for a fee award in these circumstances based primarily on payments to non-parties? • What was the total paid to non-parties? • For what period were the non-parties paid? (Big River's answer indicates January 2016 to April 2017. Please confirm.) • Did the non-parties sign a release? (If so, file it as Sealed Exhibit C with the addendum.) • What did Big River say to the non-parties about the payments? Was this case mentioned? (If there was a letter, for example, file it as Sealed Exhibit D.) • Given the proposed confidentiality prov1s10n, the Court assumes that settlement details (including payments to Pierce and the requested attorney's fee) were not disclosed to nonparties. Please confirm. • Please identify everyone listed by initials in Sealed Exhibit A, provide a total for time spent by each person, and describe (briefly) each person's qualifications and role. So Ordered. , D.P. Marshall Jr. United States District Judge -2-

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