Depianti et al v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc.

Filing 274

ORDER RE OBJECTION TO BILL OF COSTS re 271 Objection filed by Gerardo Vazquez, Gloria Roman, Juan Aguilar Signed by Judge Alsup on 6/29/2017. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/29/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 No. C 16-05961 WHA Plaintiffs, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 GLORIA ROMAN, GERARDO VAZQUEZ, JUAN AGUILAR, v. 12 13 ORDER RE OBJECTION TO BILL OF COSTS JAN-PRO FRANCHISING INTERNATIONAL, INC, 14 Defendant. / 15 16 An order dated May 24, 2017, granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Jan-Pro 17 Franchising International, and entered judgment in its favor (Dkt. Nos. 266, 267). Jan-Pro 18 submitted a bill of costs, seeking recovery of costs of taking the depositions of plaintiffs Gloria 19 Roman, Gerardo Vasquez, and Juan Aguilar as well as plaintiffs’ expert, Steven Cumbow (Dkt. 20 No. 270-2). The total bill is approximately $3,535.40. 21 Plaintiffs do not object to any individual cost; however, they oppose an award of costs 22 altogether on the grounds that paying these costs would be a hardship for them due to their 23 limited financial resources, and awarding costs would discourage future meritorious wage and 24 labor suits (Dkt. No. 271). Jan-Pro may respond to plaintiffs arguments by JULY 6 25 . 26 IT IS SO ORDERED. 27 28 Dated: June 29, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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