Alder v. County of Yolo

Filing 25

ORDER signed by District Judge Vince Chhabria on 11/20/2017 VACATING the previously scheduled dates for the pretrial conference and trial. Plaintiff's counsel is ORDERED to file a motion for Settlement Approval by 12/4/2017. (Donati, J)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA EVAN ALDER, et al., Case No. 16-cv-01682-VC Plaintiffs, v. COUNTY OF YOLO, ORDER VACATING PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL DATES; REQUESTING MOTION FOR SETTLEMENT APPROVAL Defendant. In light of the parties' stipulation and notice of settlement, the previously scheduled dates for the pretrial conference and trial are vacated. Plaintiffs' counsel is ordered to file a motion for settlement approval by December 4, 2017 explaining in detail why the settlement agreement is "a fair and reasonable resolution of a bona fide dispute." Slezak v. City of Palo Alto, No. 16-CV03224-LHK, 2017 WL 2688224, at *2 (N.D. Cal. June 22, 2017) (quoting Lynn's Food Stores, Inc. v. United States, 679 F.2d 1350, 1354-55 (11th Cir. 1982)); see also Beidleman v. City of Modesto, No. 116CV01100DADSKO, 2017 WL 5257087, at *1-2 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 26, 2017); Mar v. Genuine Parts Co., No. 2:15-CV-01405-MCE-AC, 2017 WL 1495098, at *1 (E.D. Cal. Apr. 26, 2017). To evaluate whether the settlement meets this standard, the motion must discuss, at least, the strength of the plaintiffs' FLSA claims and why plaintiffs' counsel's requested fee award is reasonable in light of the settlement amount. If, after reviewing the motion, the Court determines a hearing is required, it will schedule one. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 20, 2017 ______________________________________ VINCE CHHABRIA United States District Judge

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