Ortiz v. Brown Group Retail, Inc.

Filing 11

STIPULATION AND ORDER REMANDING THE CASE BACK TO STATE COURT (whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/14/2008)

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Case 3:08-cv-04266-WHA Document 10 Filed 10/03/2008 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Eric A. Grover, Esq. (SBN 136080) KELLER GROVER LLP 425 Second Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, California 94107 Tel: (415) 543-1305 Fax (415) 543-7681 eagrover@kellergrover.com Attorneys for Plaintiff Henry Ortiz Michael J. Hassen, Esq. (SBN 124823) JEFFER, MANGELS, BUTLER & MARMARO LLP Two Embarcadero Center, Fifth Floor San Francisco, California 94111 Tel: (415) 398-8080 Fax (415) 398-5584 mjh@jmbm.com Attorneys for Defendant Brown Group Retail, Inc. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA HENRY ORTIZ, on behalf of himself, the general public, and as an "aggrieved employee" under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act, Plaintiff, v. BROWN GROUP RETAIL, INC., and Does 1 through 10 inclusive, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 08-cv-4266 WHA CLASS ACTION STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REMANDING THE CASE BACK TO STATE COURT ____________________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE REMAND 08-cv-4266 WHA Case 3:08-cv-04266-WHA Document 10 Filed 10/03/2008 Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 /// /// Plaintiff Henry Ortiz ("Plaintiff") and Defendant Brown Group Retail, Inc. ("Defendant"), by and through their respective counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows and mutually request the Court approve said Stipulation and enter an order in accordance herewith. STIPULATION WHEREAS, Plaintiff originally filed this action on August 8, 2008 in San Francisco County Superior Court; WHEREAS, on September 10, 2008, Defendant timely filed a Notice of Removal asserting that the case had an amount in controversy exceeding $5,000,000 and thus the Court had jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. 1332(d), the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005; WHEREAS, counsel have discussed the removal and the underlying theories of liability further; WHEREAS, as a result of these discussions, Plaintiff hereby stipulates that he will not seek any penalties under California Labor Code 2699 for violations of Labor Code 212 for the period prior to February 19, 2007; and WHEREAS, as a result of these discussions, and based on the representation of the number of paychecks at issue as asserted in paragraph three of the Notice of Removal (45,990 paychecks), Plaintiff hereby stipulates that the total amount in controversy, inclusive of all damages, penalties, fees and costs, does not exceed $4,999,999. /// ___________________________________________1________________________________________ STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE REMAND 08-cv-4266 WHA Case 3:08-cv-04266-WHA Document 10 Filed 10/03/2008 Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED BY THE PARTIES THROUGH THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNSEL OF RECORD THAT: 1. Based on Plaintiff's agreement that the amount in controversy does not exceed $4,999,999, this action should be remanded to the San Francisco County Superior Court for all further proceedings. Dated: October 3, 2008 KELLER GROVER LLP By : __________/s/___________ ERIC A. GROVER Attorneys for Plaintiff Dated: October 3, 2008 JEFFER, MANGELS, BUTLER & MARMARO LLP By : __________/s/___________ MICHAEL J. HASSEN Attorneys for Defendant ___________________________________________2________________________________________ STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE REMAND C 08-4266 WHA Case 3:08-cv-04266-WHA Document 10 Filed 10/03/2008 Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. October 14, 2008 Dated: ________________, 2008 ORDER GOOD CAUSE APPEARING THEREFORE, 1. This matter shall be remanded to the San Francisco County Superior S DISTRICT TE C TA Court. The Clerk shall close the file and send it back to the San Francisco County Superior Court. UNIT ED RT U O S _____________________________ ER The Honorable William H. C Alsup N United States IDistrict T O F Judge DS T RIC A ___________________________________________1________________________________________ STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE REMAND 08-cv-4266 WHA LI FO Judge W illiam A lsup R NIA O ORD IT IS S ERED NO RT H

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