Rupa Marya v. Warner Chappell Music Inc
DECLARATION of Tiffaney Janowicz in Support of NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Settlement Approval of Preliminary Approval of Proposed Class Action Settlement ; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support Thereof 301 filed by Plaintiffs Good Morning to You Productions Corp, Majar Productions LLC, Rupa Marya, Robert Siegel. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Manifold, Betsy)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
GOOD MORNING TO YOU
PRODUCTIONS CORP., et al.,
Lead Case No. CV 13-04460-GHK
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC, INC.,
DECLARATION OF TIFFANEY
JANOWICZ IN SUPPORT OF
PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF
Judge: Hon. George H. King, Chief
Date: Feb.29, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Judge: Hon. George H. King
I, Tiffaney Janowicz, hereby declare as follows:
I am a Senior Vice President of Rust Consulting, Inc. ("Rust"). I submit
this declaration in connection with the above-captioned matter at the request of
Counsel. l make this declaration based upon my own personal knowledge and, if
called as a witness in this action, I would be able to competently testify as to the facts
set fo1th herein. Attached as Exhibit A is my C.V., which outlines my experience and
With nearly 30 years of class action settlement administration experience,
Rust is among the industry's leaders. Rust has administered more than 5,200 class
26 action settlements, judgments, and similar administrative programs, 2,000 of which
were in the past five years alone. Rust employs a permanent staff of approximately
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300 people working in offices nationwide.
A C.V. outlining Rust's services and
experience is attached as Exhibit B.
Rust handles the claims administration process for class actions of all
4 sizes and types, including consumer, antitrust, securities, insurance, healthcare, labor
5 and employment, property, finance, telecom, and products liability class actions. In
the past, Rust has handled claims administration in, among many other matters, the
7 $1.l billion settlement in Microsoft 1-VCases, J.C.C.P. No. 4106 (Cal. Super. Ct. San
Francisco County); the $65 million settlement in In re Lawn Mower Engine
Horsepower Marketing and Sales Practices Litig., No. 2:08-md-1999, MDL No. 1999
(E.D. Wisc.); the $316 million direct purchasers settlement in In re TFT-LCD (Flat
Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1827 (N.D. Cal.); the $166 million settlement in
Jn re Electronic Books Antitrust litigation, No. 11-md-2293 (S.D.N.Y.); and the $125
million settlement in Jn re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price
01-CV-12257-PBS, MDL No.
administering class action settlements of all types and sizes and will use this
experience to develop and implement the claims administration process for this action.
Actions Relating to
Rust has considerable experience in
I have reviewed the Settlement Agreement, the notice provisions therein,
and the Settlement Class Member Address List. I believe that the proposed settlement
notice and administration is typical to programs that Rust Consulting has implemented
in similar matters, as well as other such programs I am aware of.
Based on the proposed notice and administration plans outlined in the
Settlement Agreement, I estimate the cost of the entire program to be approximately
$120,000. [am aware that, subject to the Court's approval, the first $100,000 of notice
and administration expenses will be paid from the Settlement Fund. Rust has made
satisfactory arrangements with the Defendants to satisfy any additional notice and
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administration expenses that may be incurred to comply with the notice and
2 administration plans set forth in the Settlement Agreement.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
4 Executed this 23rd day of February, 2016.
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