Hendricks v. Starkist Co

Filing 18

ORDER by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers denying 14 Motion of Plaintiff to Appoint Interim Class Counsel. The Court VACATES the hearing set for April 30, 2013.(fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/12/2013)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 7 8 9 PATRICK HENDRICKS, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff(s), 10 United States District Court Northern District of California ORDER DENYING MOTION OF PLAINTIFF TO APPOINT INTERIM CLASS COUNSEL vs. 11 12 Case No.: 13-CV-00729 YGR STARKIST CO., Defendant(s). 13 Plaintiff has filed a Motion to Appoint Interim Class Counsel Pursuant to Federal Rule of 14 15 Civil Procedure 23(g)(3). While interim appointment under Rule 23(g)(3) may be useful where 16 there are competing applicants to serve as class counsel within a particular lawsuit, Plaintiff has 17 failed to show it would serve any legitimate purpose under the circumstances here. Therefore, the 18 Motion is DENIED.1 This is without prejudice to renew in the event appointment of interim counsel 19 becomes necessary, for example, if multiple cases are consolidated in a single venue. 20 This Order Terminates Docket Number 14. 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 Date: April 12, 2013 23 _______________________________________ YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 24 25 26 27 28 1 Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 78(b) and Civil Local Rule 7-1(b), the Court finds this motion appropriate for decision without oral argument. Accordingly, the Court VACATES the hearing set for April 30, 2013.

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