Chelsea, LLC v. Regal Stone, Ltd. et al

Filing 281

ORDER Requiring Supplemental Declarations. Signed by Judge Samuel Conti on 10/22/2010. (sclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/22/2010)

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Russo, et al., v. Regal Stone, Ltd. et al Doc. 281 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ALLEN LORETZ, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. REGAL STONE, LTD., HANJIN SHIPPING, CO., LTD., SYNERGY MARITIME, LTD., FLEET MANAGEMENT LTD., and JOHN COTA, In Personam, M/V COSCO BUSAN, their engines, tackle, equipment, appurtenances, freights, and cargo, In Rem, Defendants. ) Case No. 07-5800 SC ) ) ORDER REQUIRING ) SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATIONS ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 This action stems from the allision of the cargo ship M/V COSCO BUSAN with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on November 7, 2007. On September 3, 2010, the Court approved the settlement ECF No. 264. filed by Dungeness Crab skippers and crewmembers. Audet & Partners, LLP ("Audet & Partners"), and Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy ("CPM") (collectively, "Class Counsel") filed a Motion for Award of Attorneys' Fees, Costs, and Service Awards to the Named Plaintiffs. ECF No. 212. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California Having considered the papers submitted, including the supplemental papers filed, the Court requires Class Counsel to file a declaration explaining the following: In Class Counsel's opinion, what is the total potential recovery for the Class in this case? In Class Counsel's opinion, how much money will Class members receive as a result of this settlement in excess of what they could have received through the claims process established by Regal Stone under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act? How many Dungeness Crab skippers and crewmembers are part of the Class in this case? To date, how many skippers and crewmembers have filed claims for recovery as a result of this settlement, and how much money have they asked for and/or received? The declaration should be filed within seven (7) days of this Order. Defendants may file a declaration in response within twelve United States District Court 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (12) days of this Order. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 22, 2010 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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