Smith et al v. Akin & Son, Inc. et al
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
KEVIN SMITH, COLE McCALMAN and
BARRY NOBLES, Each Individually and on
Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated
Case No. 4:16-CV-4085
AKIN & SON, INC. and DAVID AKIN
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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