Smith et al v. Akin & Son, Inc. et al

Filing 12

ORDER granting 11 Motion for Leave to File Under Seal. The Motion for Approval of Settlement remains pending. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on January 5, 2017. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION KEVIN SMITH, COLE McCALMAN and BARRY NOBLES, Each Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. PLAINTIFFS Case No. 4:16-CV-4085 AKIN & SON, INC. and DAVID AKIN DEFENDANTS ORDER Before the Court is the parties’ Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement Agreement, Leave to File Under Seal, and Dismissal With Prejudice (ECF No. 11) wherein the parties seek Court approval of their settlement and request that they be permitted to file their confidential settlement agreement under seal for the Court’s review. Upon consideration, the Court finds that the parties’ request to file the settlement agreement under seal should be and hereby is GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is directed to place the forthcoming settlement agreement under seal. The Clerk of Court is further directed to allow only the Court and the parties electronic access to the document. The parties’ Motion for Approval of Settlement (ECF No. 11) remains pending. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 5th day of January, 2017. /s/ Susan O. Hickey Susan O. Hickey United States District Judge

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