Williams v. Supershuttle International, Inc. et al

Filing 51

ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT by Hon. William H. Orrick granting 47 Motion for Settlement. The final approval hearing is set for February 11, 2015. (jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/11/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 THE TIDRICK LAW FIRM STEVEN G. TIDRICK, SBN 224760 JOEL B. YOUNG, SBN 236662 2039 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 308 Berkeley, California 94704 Telephone: (510) 788-5100 Facsimile: (510) 291-3226 E-mail: sgt@tidricklaw.com E-mail: jby@tidricklaw.com Attorneys for Individual and Representative Plaintiff Michael Williams 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 15 MICHAEL WILLIAMS, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, vs. SUPERSHUTTLE INTERNATIONAL, INC.; SFO AIRPORTER, INC. d/b/a COMPASS TRANSPORTATION; and DOES 1-100, Defendants. 16 17 18 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 3:12-cv-06493-WHO CLASS ACTION ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT 19 20 Plaintiff’s Unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement 21 (hereinafter “Motion”) came on regularly for hearing on September 10, 2014 in the United 22 States District Court for the Northern District of California, the Honorable William H. Orrick 23 presiding. All parties were represented by counsel. 24 Having considered the memoranda and declarations, oral arguments of counsel, and 25 the relevant statutory and case law, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s Motion and orders and 26 finds as follows: 27 1. 28 The Parties’ Proposed Settlement Agreement filed on July 11, 2014 (Docket No. 46) and the attachments thereto, including the proposed Notice and Claim Form, are 1 2 3 preliminarily approved; The following Class and Collective Action is certified for settlement purposes 2. only pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23 and 29 U.S.C. § 216(b): 4 All individuals currently or formerly employed by Defendants SuperShuttle 5 International, Inc. or SFO Airporter, Inc. d/b/a/ Compass Transportation as bus 6 drivers/operators in California at any time from December 21, 2008, through the date 7 of Preliminary Approval of the Settlement. 8 3. 9 10 11 Plaintiffs' attorneys, Steven G. Tidrick, Esq. and Joel Young, Esq. of The Tidrick Law Firm are appointed Class Counsel and Plaintiff, Michael Williams is appointed as the Class Representative; 4. Rust Consulting, Inc. is appointed as the settlement administrator. The 12 Administrator shall distribute to the class the notice and claim form pursuant to the procedures 13 set forth in the terms of the Settlement Agreement. 14 15 16 17 18 19 5. The Opt-Out Deadline and the Claim Form Deadline as proposed in the Settlement Agreement shall be 60 calendar days from the date the Notices are mailed; 6. The deadline for objections to final approval of the settlement shall be 60 calendar days from the date the Notices are mailed; 7. Plaintiffs shall file their motion for attorneys’ fees 20 days before the deadline for objections; 20 8. The final approval hearing is set for February 11, 2015; and 21 9. The settlement is deemed filed as of today’s date for purposes of providing 22 notice to the appropriate officials pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1715. 23 It is so ORDERED. 24 25 DATE: September 11, 2014 _________________________________ The Honorable William H. Orrick United States District Court 26 27 28 1 ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS SETTLEMENT

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