Jefferson v. Chase Home Finance LLC

Filing 191

ORDER REGARDING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 10/27/08. (tehlc4, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/27/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 v. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA T.C. JEFFERSON, et al., Plaintiffs, NO. C 06-6510 TEH ORDER REGARDING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT CHASE HOME FINANCE, et al., Defendants. United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The Court is in receipt of the parties' submissions regarding Plaintiff's Motion for Order (1) Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement, (2) Provisionally Certifying Settlement Class and Appointing Class Counsel, (3) Authorizing Distribution of Notice of Settlement, and (4) Setting a Schedule for the Final Approval Process. Counsel should come to the hearing on this motion prepared to discuss the apparent disproportionality of the attorneys' fees to the settlement award to the Plaintiff class. Specifically, the Court requests that Counsel be prepared to provide the Court with an appropriate lodestar amount, including a reasonable figure of the number of hours expended and a reasonable hourly rate. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 27, 2008 THELTON E. HENDERSON, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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