Williford v. Arlington Ridge Restaurant Management LLC
ORDER adopting 23 Report and Recommendation; granting 22 Joint Motion for Approval of the FLSA Settlement; dismissing case with prejudice. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close the file. Signed by Judge Marcia Morales Howard on 1/10/2018. (JW)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 5:16-cv-734-Oc-34PRL
ARLINGTON RIDGE RESTAURANT
MANAGEMENT LLC, d/b/a Chesapeake
Bay Grille and The Village Tavern,
THIS CAUSE is before the Court on Magistrate Judge Lammens’ Report and
Recommendation (Dkt. No. 23; Report), entered on December 13, 2017, recommending
that the Joint Motion for Approval of the FLSA Settlement (Dkt. No. 22; Motion) be granted
and that the Settlement Agreement (Dkt. No. 22-1) be approved.
See Report at 3.
Neither party has filed objections to the Report, and the time for doing so has passed.
The Court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or
recommendations made by the magistrate judge.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b). If no specific
objections to findings of facts are filed, the district court is not required to conduct a de
novo review of those findings. See Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 779 n.9 (11th Cir.
1993); see also 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). However, the district court must review legal
conclusions de novo. See Cooper-Houston v. Southern Ry. Co., 37 F.3d 603, 604 (11th
Cir. 1994); United States v. Rice, No. 2:07-mc-8-FtM-29SPC, 2007 WL 1428615, at * 1
(M.D. Fla. May 14, 2007).
The Court has conducted an independent examination of the record in this case
and a de novo review of the legal conclusions.
Plaintiff filed suit against Defendant
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq. (FLSA) and Florida’s
Minimum Wage Act, Fla. Stat. § 448.110. See Complaint (Dkt. No. 2). Thereafter, the
parties engaged in settlement negotiations, which resulted in a resolution of the issues and
claims raised in this case.
See Motion (Dkt. No. 22).
Upon review of the record,
including the Report, Motion, and Settlement Agreement, the undersigned concludes that
the settlement represents a “reasonable and fair” resolution of Plaintiff’s FLSA claim and
the related wage claims. Accordingly, the Court will accept and adopt Judge Lammens’
In light of the foregoing, it is hereby
Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens’ Report and Recommendation (Dkt.
No. 23) is ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court.
The Joint Motion for Approval of the FLSA Settlement (Dkt. No. 22) is
For purposes of satisfying the FLSA, the Settlement Agreement is
This case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
The Clerk of the Court is directed to terminate any pending motions or
deadlines as moot and close this file.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers this 10th day of January, 2018.
Counsel of Record
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