R.H., a minor v. County of San Bernardino et al
ORDER GRANTING Unopposed Petition (Doc. 146 ), and APPROVING Settlement and Distribution of Minor's Claim for Damanges by Judge Josephine L. Staton. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.) (See document for further information). (jp)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
10 BELINDA HOESSLI, an individual and
11 as guardian ad litem for R.H., a minor.
Case No. 5:18-cv-1232-JLS
ORDER GRANTING UNOPPOSED
PETITION (DOC. 146), AND
APPROVING SETTLEMENT AND
DISTRIBUTION OF MINOR’S
CLAIM FOR DAMAGES
14 COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO,
KIMBERLY WILLIAMSON, KEITH
15 KOLLMAN, FRED JEFFERSON
MEMORIAL FOSTER FAMILY
16 AGENCY, CRYSTAL ANN BROWN,
and Does 1 through 10, inclusive,
The Court, having reviewed the Unopposed Petition for Minor’s Compromise
(Doc. 146) pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 17 and Robidoux v. Rosengren,
638 F.3d 1177 (9th Cir. 2011), and finding the settlement fair and reasonable,
ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
1. The $1,000,000.00 settlement between defendants Kimberly Williamson,
Keith Kollman and Fred Jefferson Memorial Foster Family Agency, and plaintiff
Belinda Hoessli, as guardian ad litem for R.H., a minor, is hereby approved, resolving
2. The settlement having been approved by the Board of Supervisors, the
County of San Bernardino, defendants are to pay $1,000,000 as follows: R.H. shall
1 receive $540,122.53, which shall be deposited in an annuity operated by Metropolitan
2 Tower Life Insurance Company, to be distributed to R.H. after he turns 18;
3 $459,877.47, shall be paid to the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling, which shall be
4 distributed as follows: $32,000 to be paid to Med-Cal to resolve a lien for medical
5 services provided to R.H.; $27,877.47 as reimbursement for Costs advanced; attorneys’
6 fees of $400,000.
4. The Court has reviewed counsel’s fees and costs and finds them reasonable
8 under the circumstances.
5. Upon payment of the settlement as described herein, the parties shall then file
10 a stipulation to dismiss the entire action with prejudice.
6. The parties shall file the stipulation to dismiss no later than 90 days after this
12 Order’s issuance. If no dismissal is filed, the action will be deemed dismissed at that
15 Dated: June 07, 2021
HON. JOSEPHINE L. STATON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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