Perez v. The Laundry Lady, Inc. et al
ORDER dismissing case re 31 Stipulation of Dismissal. The Joint Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice. The Clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment accordingly, terminate all pending motions and deadlines, and close the file. Signed by Judge Sheri Polster Chappell on 3/9/2018. (LMF)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
Case No: 2:17-cv-318-FtM-38CM
THE LAUNDRY LADY, INC. and
SCOTT A. GOULD,
This matter comes before the Court on the Notice of Settlement (Doc. 30) and Joint
Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice (Doc. 31). In June 2017, Plaintiff Soleidy Perez
sued Defendants The Laundry Lady, Inc. and Scott A. Gould Masquerade for unpaid
wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). (Doc. 1). The parties have since
settled the FLSA claim in full, without comprises, and separately from attorney’s fees and
costs. (Doc. 30). The Court thus does not need to review and approve the settlement for
fairness. See Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, 679 F.2d 1350, 1352 (11th
Cir. 1982); King v. My Online Neighborhood, Inc., No. 6:06-cv-435-Orl-22JGG, 2007 WL
737575, at *3 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 7, 2007) (“Where the employer offers the plaintiff full
compensation on his FLSA claim, no compromise is involved and judicial approval is not
required.” (citation omitted)). The parties also have stipulated to dismissing this case with
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prejudice and with each side to bear its own attorney’s fees and costs. (Doc. 31). Their
stipulated dismissal is effective upon filing. See Anago Franchising, Inc. v. Shaz, LLC,
677 F.3d 1272, 1278 (11th Cir. 2012). The Court thus dismisses this case with prejudice.
Accordingly, it is now
(1) The Joint Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice (Doc. 31) is GRANTED.
(2) The Clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment accordingly, terminate all pending
motions and deadlines, and close the file.
DONE and ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida this 9th day of March 2018.
Copies: All Parties of Record
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