Bonner v. SFO Shuttle Bus Company

Filing 70

ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson granting 67 Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and 66 Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Incentive Awards. (tehlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/19/2014)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 MICHELLE BONNER, Plaintiff, 5 6 7 v. SFO SHUTTLE BUS COMPANY, Defendant. 8 Case No. 13-cv-01606-TEH ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND INCENTIVE AWARDS 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 This matter came before the Court on August 18, 2014, on Plaintiff Michelle 12 Bonner’s unopposed motions for final approval of the class settlement and for attorneys’ 13 fees, costs, and incentive awards. Class notice was distributed in accordance with the 14 Court’s prior orders, and no class members objected. Fourteen individuals, less than two 15 percent of the class, opted out. As ordered at the hearing, Plaintiff’s motions are 16 GRANTED in their entirety. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 17 18 19 20 21 1. The parties’ second revised proposed settlement agreement (Docket No. 59) (“Agreement”) is approved as fair, adequate, and reasonable. 2. Capitalized terms used in this order shall have the same meaning as defined in the Agreement. 3. The Court certifies for settlement purposes the following class: All 22 individuals who worked for SFO Shuttle Bus Company as a bus driver or operator at any 23 time from January 18, 2009, through April 24, 2014. 24 25 4. The Court appoints Steven G. Tidrick and Joey Young, both of the Tidrick Law Firm, as Class Counsel. 26 5. The Court appoints Plaintiff Michelle Bonner as the Class Representative. 27 6. The Claims Administrator shall distribute the awards to Class Members as 28 specified in the Agreement. 1 7. The Court awards Plaintiff Michelle Bonner and Class Member David Mack 2 $3,500 each for their services to the Class. The Court finds that these amounts are fair and 3 reasonable in light of these individuals’ contributions to the litigation. 4 8. The Court grants Plaintiff’s unopposed motion for $73,750 in attorneys’ fees, 5 which is 25% of the common fund amount and significantly less than the lodestar, and 6 $9,632 in costs as within the range of reasonable fees and costs. 7 9. The Court retains jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the Agreement. 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 Dated: 08/19/14 _____________________________________ THELTON E. HENDERSON United States District Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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