Lindell et al v. Synthes USA et al

Filing 259

ORDER ADOPTING Findings and Recommendtions and GRANTING Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, signed by Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 9/20/2016. (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 10 TROY M. LINDELL, ON BEHALF OF Case No.: No. 11-cv-2053-LJO-BAM HIMSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND SITUATED, RECOMMENDATIONS AND GRANTING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS Plaintiff, ACTION SETTLEMENT 11 vs. 12 13 SYNTHES USA, SYNTHES USA SALES LLC, SYNTHES SPINE COMPANY, LP, 14 Defendants. 15 On December 13, 2011, Plaintiff Troy Lindell, individually, and on behalf of himself and 16 others similarly situated, initiated this class action alleging various wage and hour violations 17 against Defendant, Synthes USA, et al. 18 On August 5, 2016, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Preliminary Approval of the Class Action 19 Settlement. (Doc. 249). On September 14, 2016, Defendants filed a non-opposition to the 20 motion. (Doc. 258). On September 9, 2016, Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe held a 21 hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, and on 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 September 13, 2016, the Magistrate Judge issued Findings and Recommendations recommending that the Motion for Preliminary Approval be granted in full. (Doc. 257). The Findings and Recommendations were served on all of the parties with instructions that any objections must be filed within fourteen (14) days. The parties have a filed a joint statement of non-opposition. (Doc. 258). /// /// 1 In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this Court has conducted 2 a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, the Court finds the 3 findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by proper analysis. 4 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 5 1. 6 7 8 9 The Findings and Recommendations dated September 13, 2016, are ADOPTED IN FULL; 2. Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of the Settlement Agreement is GRANTED. IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: September 20, 2016 /s/ Lawrence J. O’Neill _____ UNITED STATES CHIEF DISTRICT JUDGE

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