Driscoll v. Integrity Property Management, Inc.
ORDER Approving Settlement Agreement and Closing Case. Signed by Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan on 6/6/2011. (mms)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 10-61891-CIV-O’SULLIVAN
DAVID R. DRISCOLL, on his own
behalf, and others similarly situated,
EL-AD POINCIANA CONDOMINIUM
ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CLOSING CASE
THIS MATTER came before the Court sua sponte following notice from the
parties that the case has settled and the Court having conducted a hearing concerning
THE COURT has heard from counsel and considered the terms of the
Settlement Agreement, the pertinent portions of the record, and is otherwise fully
advised in the premises.
This case involves a claim for unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair
Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §201, et seq ("FLSA"), among others. In reviewing a
settlement of an FLSA private claim, a court must "scrutiniz[e] the settlement for
fairness," and determine that the settlement is a "fair and reasonable resolution of a
bona fide dispute over FLSA provisions." Lynn Food Stores v. United States, 679 F.2d
1350, 1352-53 (11th Cir. 1982).
In this case, there is a bona fide legal dispute over whether the plaintiff is
covered by the FLSA and a bona fide factual dispute over the number of overtime hours
worked by the plaintiff. The Court has reviewed the terms of the settlement agreement
including the amount to be received by the plaintiff and the attorney’s fees and costs to
be received by counsel and finds that the compromise reached by the parties is a fair
and reasonable resolution of the parties' bona fide disputes. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the parties' Settlement Agreement (including
attorney’s fees and costs) is hereby APPROVED and the case is DISMISSED with
prejudice. The Court shall retain jurisdiction until August 8, 2011 to enforce the terms
of the settlement.
The Clerk of Court is directed to mark this case as CLOSED.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Miami, Florida this 6th day of June,
JOHN J. O’SULLIVAN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Copies to: All counsel of record
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