Justin Wright et al v. Randstad US et al

Filing 119

AMENDED JUDGMENT Dismissing Case by Judge Cormac J. Carney. (see document for details). (dro)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 JUSTIN WRIGHT and CASE NO.: SACV 8:13-cv-00815-CJC- 13 AGR 14 15 16 17 18 JEAN-LAURENT POULIOT; on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, vs. RANDSTAD US, LP; PROMONTORY FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC and DOES 1-100, inclusive, Defendants. [Assigned to United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney] AMENDED JUDGMENT DISMISSING CASE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Wright v. Randstad, et al. SACV 8:13-cv-00815-CJC-AGR Amended Judgment JUDGMENT DISMISSING CASE 1 2 On August 29, 2016, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Approval 3 of Class Action Settlement and Plaintiffs’ Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. 4 The Court thereby enters Judgment in this case as follows: 5 1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action, the 6 Class Representatives, and the Class Members as defined in the Settlement 7 Agreement and Defendants. 8 2. The Court grants final approval, for purposes of settlement only, of the 9 Class as defined in the Settlement Agreement. 10 3. The Court finds that the Settlement Agreement was the product of 11 protracted, arms-length negotiations between experienced counsel. The Court finds, 12 for settlement purposes only, that the Class satisfied the applicable standards for 13 certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedures 23. 14 4. This case is dismissed on the merits with prejudice. 15 5. The parties are hereby directed to fully implement any remaining 16 obligations under the Settlement Agreement. 17 6. Kawahito Westrick LLP and The Law Offices of Brett Szmanda are 18 approved as Class Counsel and are hereby awarded $221,250.00 for attorneys’ fees 19 and $17,231.07 for reimbursement of litigation costs and expenses, which the Court 20 finds were reasonably incurred in prosecution of this case. 21 7. Justin Wright is awarded $5,000.00 and Jean-Laurent Pouliot is 22 awarded $5,000.00 for their unique services in initiating and maintaining this 23 litigation as Class Representatives. 24 8. The Claims Administrator, CPT Group, Inc. is awarded $13,750.00 as 25 payment for handling the administration of the Settlement in this case. 26 9. Payment of $7,500 is hereby approved to the Labor and Workforce 27 Development Agency for the resolution of the claims brought in this case under the 28 Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (Cal. Lab. Code §§ 2698, et -1Wright v. Randstad, et al. SACV 8:13-cv-00815-CJC-AGR Amended Judgment 1 seq.). 2 10. The Court shall have exclusive and continuing jurisdiction over this 3 matter for the purposes of supervising the implementation, enforcement, 4 construction, administration, and interpretation of the Settlement Agreement and 5 this Judgment. 6 11. This document shall constitute a judgment for purposes of Rule 59 of 7 the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 8 12. Upon entry of this Judgment and the release of the Gross Settlement 9 Amount to the claims administrator in this case, the Released Parties, as defined in 10 the Settlement Agreement, shall be released and discharged from any and all 11 liability as set forth Section 14 of the Settlement Agreement between the Parties. 12 13. Plaintiffs and Class Members shall be precluded from instituting 13 commencing, or continuing to prosecute, directly or indirectly, as an individual or 14 collectively, representatively, derivatively, or on behalf of himself, herself, itself, or 15 in any other capacity of any kind whatsoever, any action in this Court, any other 16 state court, or any arbitration or mediation proceeding or any other similar 17 proceeding, against any Released Party, as defined in the Settlement Agreement, 18 that asserts any claims that are Released Claims or other claims released herein 19 under the terms of the Settlement. Any Class Member who violates the terms of the 20 release by further asserting any of the Released Claims or other claims released 21 herein against any of the Released Parties shall pay the costs and attorneys’ fees 22 incurred by any Released Party as a result of the violation. 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 25 Dated: September 16, 2016 _______________________________________ 26 United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney 27 28 -2Wright v. Randstad, et al. SACV 8:13-cv-00815-CJC-AGR Amended Judgment

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