Brooks v. U.S. Bank, N.A.

Filing 56

ORDER Re Supplemental Briefing. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 2/3/2014. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 CYNTHIA BROOKS, et al., 9 Plaintiffs, v. 11 For the Northern District of California 10 United States District Court No. C-12-4935 EMC U.S. BANK N.A., 12 ORDER RE SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING Defendant. ___________________________________/ (Docket No. 48) 13 14 15 Currently pending before the Court is the lead plaintiff’s unopposed motion for preliminary 16 approval of a class action settlement. Having reviewed the papers submitted, the Court hereby 17 orders that the parties submit supplemental briefing and/or evidence to more thoroughly address the 18 first three Hanlon factors – (1) the strength of Plaintiffs’ case; (2) the risk, expense, complexity, and 19 likely duration of further litigation; and (3) the risk of maintaining class action status throughout the 20 trial – as these factors bear upon the Court’s preliminary determination of the substantive fairness of 21 the settlement, in addition to whether the Settlement Agreement falls with the “range of possible 22 approval.” Supplemental briefing is to be filed by 8:00 a.m., February 5, 2014. 23 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 26 27 28 Dated: February 3, 2014 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge

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