Sciortino et al v. Pepsico, Inc.

Filing 78

ORDER Re 70 Plaintiffs' Proposed Guidelines to Limit Costs and Expenses. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 9/18/2014. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/18/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 STACY SCIORTINO, et al., 9 Plaintiffs, v. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 PEPSICO, INC., 12 Defendant. ___________________________________/ 13 No. C-14-0478 EMC CONSOLIDATED CASES No. C-14-0713 EMC No. C-14-1099 EMC No. C-14-1105 EMC No. C-14-1192 EMC No. C-14-1193 EMC No. C-14-1316 EMC No. C-14-2023 EMC 14 ORDER RE PLAINTIFFS’ PROPOSED GUIDELINES TO LIMIT COSTS AND EXPENSES 15 16 (Docket No. 70) 17 18 19 Pursuant to the Court’s order (Docket No. 65), co-lead counsel in the Sciortino matter has 20 filed proposed guidelines as to costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees. See Docket No. 70. 21 The Court has reviewed the proposed guidelines and hereby adopts them. Any costs or expenses 22 that fall outside the guidelines set forth in Docket No. 70 shall be presumed unreasonable and shall 23 not be compensable in any award of fees or costs. 24 In adopting the guidelines set forth in Docket No. 70, the Court does not deem costs or 25 expenses that fall within the limitations to be presumptively reasonable. The Court reminds counsel 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 that it retains authority to evaluate the reasonableness of any costs or expenses requested by class 2 counsel. Fees or costs that technically fall within the letter of the guidelines, but that are duplicative, 3 unnecessary, or otherwise unreasonable, shall not be approved. 4 This order disposes of Docket No. 70. 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 8 Dated: September 18, 2014 9 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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