Harriett Mitchell v. CoreLogic, Inc. et al

Filing 358

ORDER AND JUDGMENT GRANTING MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS, FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) COLLECTIVE, AND PRIVATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL ACT (PAGA) REPRESENTATIVE ACTION SETTLEMENT 353 by Judge David O. Carter. Class Counsel requests one-third ($2,000,000.00) of the total settlement amount in fees, plus $140,000 in costs. Plaintiffs also request $15,000 enhancement awards for the Named Plaintiffs, and $1,000 for each of the deponents. Related to: NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Settlement Approval of Class and Collective Settlement. SEE DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (twdb)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 BRYAN SCHWARTZ LAW Bryan Schwartz (SBN 209903) Natasha Baker (SBN 319381) 180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1380 Oakland, CA 94612 Telephone: (510) 444-9300 Facsimile: (510) 444-9301 Email: bryan@bryanschwartzlaw.com natasha@bryanschwartzlaw.com NICHOLS KASTER Matthew C. Helland (SBN 250451) Daniel S. Brome (SBN 278915) 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 810 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 277-7234 Facsimile: (415) 277-7238 Email: helland@nka.com dbrome@nka.com JS-6 Attorneys for Plaintiffs and Putative Class and Collective Action Members 12 13 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 14 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 HARRIETT MITCHELL, JASON SUMMERS and JOSEPH ADAMS, individually, on behalf of others similarly situated, and on behalf of the general public, Plaintiffs, vs. CORELOGIC VALUATION SOLUTIONS, INC., CORELOGIC PLATINUM VALUATIONS SOLUTIONS, LLC, and DOES 1-10, inclusive Defendants. Case No. 8:17-cv-02274-DOC-DFM ORDER AND JUDGMENT GRANTING MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS, FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) COLLECTIVE, AND PRIVATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL ACT (PAGA) REPRESENTATIVE ACTION SETTLEMENT [353] Judge: Hon. David O. Carter Date: August 31, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Place: Courtroom 9D 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL, CASE NO. 8:17-cv-02274-DOC-DFM 1 Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Settlement Approval came before the Court on 2 August 31, 2020. Defendant did not oppose the Motion. Based on the pleadings, 3 papers, and arguments of counsel, and good cause appearing therefore, the Court 4 hereby grants the Motion in full. 5 The Court finds that the Settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable, and in 6 the best interests of the Class, considering the strengths of Plaintiffs’ claims, the 7 risk of further litigation, including maintaining class status, the amount offered in 8 settlement, the stage of the proceedings, the views of counsel and the response from 9 the Settlement Class Members. 10 Almost all eligible Rule 23 Class Members are participating in the 11 Settlement, and almost all FLSA Opt-ins have returned their release of claims 12 forms. The Court finds that Simpluris, the Settlement Administrator, has 13 appropriately distributed Notice of the Settlement. 14 15 The Court finds that the Fair Labor Standards Act settlement is a reasonable compromise of a bona fide dispute, and grants approval of the FLSA settlement. 16 Class Counsel requests one-third ($2,000,000.00) of the total settlement 17 amount in fees, plus $140,000 in costs. The Court finds that the proposed settlement 18 is fair, reasonable and adequate, and that the request for attorneys’ fees of one-third 19 of the settlement amount is reasonable. The Court finds that awarding fees above 20 the benchmark percentage is justified by the results obtained in this settlement and 21 counsel’s work and skill that led to this result. The Court finds that the costs 22 requested are reasonable and were incurred in the course of litigating this case on 23 behalf of the group. 24 Plaintiffs also request $15,000 enhancement awards for the Named Plaintiffs, 25 and $1,000 for each of the deponents. These amounts are reasonable and 26 appropriately reflect the Representative Plaintiffs’ and deponents’ contributions on 27 behalf of the group, and the risk of reputational harm they accepted to benefit the 28 group. The requested enhancement payments are approved. -1[PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL, CASE NO. 8:17-cv-02274-DOC-DFM 1 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Approval 2 is granted in full. The Parties are directed to follow the terms of the Settlement, 3 including funding the settlement account and distributing payment. This Action 4 shall be closed, except that the Court shall retain jurisdiction solely for purposes of 5 addressing the interpretation and enforcement of the settlement, the administration 6 of the settlement, and other related matters. as of the date of this Order, Settlement 7 Class Members have released their claims against Defendant as set out in the 8 Settlement Agreement. 9 10 Let Judgment be entered accordingly. 11 12 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. 15 October 15, DATED: _______________2020 16 _________________________ HON. DAVID O. CARTER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL, CASE NO. 8:17-cv-02274-DOC-DFM

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