Thomas v. TD Ameritrade, Inc.

Filing 60

ORDER re 58 Stipulation Setting Final Settlement Approval Hearing, filed by Gregory O'Donnell, TD Ameritrade, Inc., Jason Thomas. Motion Hearing set for 9/25/2009 01:30 PM in Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor, Oakland. Signed by Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil on 6/15/2009. (hlk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/15/2009) Modified on 6/16/2009 (cjl, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 (Attorneys of record on following page) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA JASON THOMAS, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. T.D. AMERITRADE, INC. 13 14 15 Defendant. 16 17 18 19 Intervenor, 20 v. 21 T.D. AMERITRADE, INC. 22 Defendant. 23 24 25 26 27 28 GREGORY O'DONNELL, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff- ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: C 08-2397 WDB CLASS ACTION STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER SETTING NEW DATES FOR MAILING CLASS NOTICE PACKAGE AND FINAL SETTLEMENT APPROVAL HEARING -1S t ip u la tio n and [Proposed] O r d e r S e ttin g New Dates for Class Notice M a ilin g and Final Settlement Approval 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Scott Edward Cole, Esq. (S.B. #160744) Molly A. Kuehn, Esq. (S.B. #230763) SCOTT COLE & ASSOCIATES, APC 1970 Broadway, Ninth Floor Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 891-9800 Facsimile: (510) 891-7030 Web: www.scalaw.com Attorneys for Representative Plaintiff Jason Thomas and the Plaintiff Class Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq. (S.B. #60827) Isam C. Khoury, Esq. (S.B. #58759) Michael D. Singer, Esq. (S.B. #115301) Christopher A. Olsen, Esq. (S.B. #236928) COHELAN KHOURY & SINGER 605 C Street, Suite 200 San Diego, California 92101-5305 Telephone: (619) 595-3001 Facsimile: (619) 595-3000 Perry G. Smith, Esq. (S.B. #210402) BARRITT SMITH, LLP 17310 Red Hill Ave. Irvine, California 92614 Telephone: (949) 553-0700 Facsimile: (949) 553-0715 Attorneys for Representative Plaintiff-Intervenor Gregory O'Donnell and the Plaintiff Class Julie A. Kole, Esq. (S.B. #203681) Julie L. Taylor, Esq. (S.B. #154341) KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN, APC 450 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, California 94133 Telephone: (415) 398-6000 Facsimile: (415) 981-0136 Email: julie.kole@kyl.com Email: julie.taylor@kyl.com Attorneys for Defendant TD Ameritrade, Inc. -2S t ip u la tio n and [Proposed] O r d e r S e ttin g New Dates for Class Notice M a ilin g and Final Settlement Approval 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WHEREAS, this Court's Order (1) Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement; (2) Conditionally Certifying Settlement Class; (3) Authorizing Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action; and (4) Establishing Procedure For Obtaining Final Approval of the Settlement was signed on May 22, 2009; WHEREAS, the Court's Order set a schedule for the Class Notice Package mailing deadline, the claims/opt-out period, the Motion for Final Approval filing date and the Final Settlement Approval Hearing; WHEREAS, the Claims Administrator was ordered to mail the Class Notice Package twenty-one calendar days after service of the Notice of Preliminary Approval Order, or June 12, 2009; WHEREAS, the Claims Administrator is unable to effectuate the mailing of the Class Notice Package by June 12, 1009 due to difficulties processing the data provided to them by Defendant TD Ameritrade, Inc.; WHEREAS, the Claims Administrator's difficulties are described in the attached Declaration of Caryn Donly, Senior Project Administrator at Rust Consulting, Inc. ("Exhibit A"); WHEREAS, the parties stipulate that the declaration attached hereto as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of a statement signed by Caryn Donly, Senior Project Administrator at Rust Consulting, Inc.; WHEREAS, in order to ensure a proper and correct mailing of the Class Notice Package, the Claims Administrator requests that the mailing deadline be extended from June 12, 2009 to June 17, 2009; WHEREAS, due to the delay in mailing the Class Notice Package, the parties seek leave of Court to set the dates identified below before the mailing commences on June 17, 2009; -3S t ip u la tio n and [Proposed] O r d e r S e ttin g New Dates for Class Notice M a ilin g and Final Settlement Approval 1 2 3 4 5 6 IT IS THEREFORE STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the parties hereto, through their attorneys of record, that the new schedule shall proceed as follows: Date/Triggering Event: June 17, 2009 July 27, 2009 Event: Deadline for Claims Administrator to Mail the Notice and Claim Form ("Class Notice Package"). Last day for the Claims Administrator to mail a postcard to class members who have not yet responded to the Class Notice to remind them of the August 17, 2009 deadline to submit a Claim Form, object to the Settlement, or opt out of the Settlement. Last day for each class member to submit a timely Claim Form; or object to the Settlement by mailing an objection to the Court with copies to counsel for the parties and the Claims Administrator; or opt out of the class by mailing to the Claims Administrator a written request for exclusion from the class and the settlement. Last day for the Claims Administrator to provide Plaintiffs' counsel with a complete and accurate list of all class members who timely requested exclusion, and for the Plaintiffs' counsel to file a motion for final approval. The notice period on the parties' motion for final approval is shortened from the thirty-five (35) days required by Local Rule 7-2(a) to SIXTEEN (16) days. Opposition to final approval, if any, must be filed no later than SEVEN (7) calendar days prior to the hearing on final approval, and reply briefs must be filed no later than THREE (3) calendar days prior to the hearing. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 _Sept___ber_25 ____, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. ___ em __ __ September 9, 2009 August 17, 2009 Final Settlement Approval Hearing in Courtroom 4, U.S. District Court, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612 I, Molly A. Kuehn, attest that I have obtained concurrence from Julie Taylor and Michael Singer in the filing of this Stipulation and Proposed Order Setting New Dates for Class Notice Mailing and Final Settlement Approval. See N.D. General Order 45 10(b). -4S t ip u la tio n and [Proposed] O r d e r S e ttin g New Dates for Class Notice M a ilin g and Final Settlement Approval 1 2 3 4 5 Dated: June 12, 2009 SCOTT COLE & ASSOCIATES, APC By: Molly A. Kuehn Molly A. Kuehn, Esq. Attorneys for the Representative Plaintiff Thomas and the Plaintiff Class COHELAN KHOURY & SINGER By: Michael D. Singer Michael D. Singer, Esq. Attorneys for the Plaintiff-Intervenor O'Donnell and the Plaintiff Class KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN, APC By: Julie Taylor Julie Taylor, Esq. Attorneys for Defendant Dated: June 12, 2009 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: Dated: June 12, 2009 The dates for mailing of the Class Notice Package, the last day for filing a claim, opt-out, or exclusion letter, and the Final Settlement Approval Hearing are set as listed above. 6/15/09 UNIT ED The Honorable Wayne D. Brazil United States District CourtRED Magistrate Judge S S DISTRICT TE C TA RT U O 23 24 25 26 27 28 ER N F D IS T IC T O R -5S t ip u la tio n and [Proposed] O r d e r S e ttin g New Dates for Class Notice M a ilin g and Final Settlement Approval A C LI FO ayne Judge W il D. Braz R NIA RDE IS SO O FIED IT DI AS MO NO RT H

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