Jimenez, et al. v. Volvo Ce Rents, Inc., et al.

Filing 47

ORDER signed by District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 5/23/2017 GRANTING 42 Motion for Approval of Minor's Compromise as to N. H. J.; ORDERING the defendants to issue the full amount of the $50,000.00 settlement to the plaintiff's counsel within 30 days; ORDERING that $18,737.25 from the settlement funds be distributed to the plaintiff's counsel, Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP, for reimbursement of costs; ORDERING that the remaining settlement proceeds of $31,262.75 be disbursed in equal parts to plaintiffs Luis Andres Jimenez and Jose Luis Jimenez, Jr.; ORDERING each party to bear its own costs, fees and expenses. (Michel, G.)

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1 2 3 ANNE J. KEPNER – BAR NO. 181078 NEEDHAM KEPNER & FISH LLP 1960 The Alameda, Suite 210 San Jose, CA 95126 Telephone: (408)244-2166 Facsimile: (408)244-7815 4 5 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 No. 1:15-CV-01259-TLN-SAB MARIA I. JIMENEZ; ET AL. Plaintiffs, vs. VOLVO CE RENTS, INC.; BLUELINE RENTAL, LLC; TEICHERT, INC., dba TEICHERT CONSTRUCTION; A. TEICHERT & SONS, INC.; and DOES 1 – 20, inclusive, ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF MINOR PLAINTIFF’S CLAIMS Defendants. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Now before the Court is Plaintiff Maria Jimenez’s Motion for Order Approving 24 Settlement of Minor Plaintiff N.J.’s Claims. Having reviewed Plaintiff’s Motion, the Court 25 finds that proposed settlement is in N.J.’s best interest and is fair and reasonable in light of 26 the facts of the case. Accordingly, Plaintiff Maria Jimenez’s Motion for Order Approving 27 -1- 1 Settlement of Minor Plaintiff N.J.’s claims is hereby GRANTED. The Court hereby 2 ORDERS as follows: 3 4 5 a. GRANTS the minors compromise approving settlement between the parties as set forth herein; b. ORDERS the Defendants to issue payment to Plaintiffs’ counsel for the full 6 amount of the $50,000 settlement within 30 days of the Court’s Order approving 7 the minors compromises as specified in the parties’ settlement agreement; 8 9 10 11 c. ORDERS a distribution of $18,737.25 from the settlement funds to plaintiffs’ counsel, Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP, for reimbursement of costs incurred in the litigation of this matter; d. ORDERS that the remaining settlement proceeds of $31,262.75, be distributed 12 in equal parts to plaintiffs Luis Andres Jimenez and Jose Luis Jimenez, Jr. This 13 settling minor will not receive any portion of this settlement but will receive a 14 waiver of fees and costs in exchange for a dismissal with prejudice. 15 e. Each party will bear its own costs, fees and expenses. 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 18 Dated: May 23, 2017 19 Troy L. Nunley United States District Judge 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 -2-

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