Harapeti v. CBS Television Stations, Inc.

Filing 158

ORDER Adopting and Affirming 132 Report and Recommendations. Denying without prejudice re 106 Motion to Dismiss filed by CBS Television Stations, Inc. and 110 Motion to Dismiss, filed by CBS Broadcasting, Inc., f/k/a Group W Television Stations, Inc., d/b/a CBS Television Stations and/or CBS Television Stations Group, CBS Broadcasting, Inc., CBS Television Stations, Inc., Signed by Judge Kathleen M. Williams on 9/30/2021. See attached document for full details. (ail)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Case No. 20-CV-20961-WILLIAMS SILVA HARAPETI, Plaintiff, vs. CBS TELEVISION STATIONS, INC., et al., Defendants. _________________________________/ ORDER THIS MATTER is before the Court on Magistrate Judge Lauren Fleischer Louis’ Report and Recommendation on Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss the Opt-In Plaintiffs Derricke Dennis, Tiffani Helberg, and Stephen John Langford (“Report”). (DE 132). Defendants filed objections to the Report. (DE 146). In the Report, Judge Louis recommended that Defendants’ Motions (DE 106; DE 110) be DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE as prematurely filed. Judge Louis explained that Defendants can renew their arguments as to why these opt-in plaintiffs do not fall into the conditional class at the close of discovery. On September 24, 2021, Defendants filed a Motion for Decertification, in which they renewed their arguments as to why Derricke Dennis, Tiffani Helberg, and Stephen John Langford do not belong in this action. (DE 157). Accordingly, based upon an independent review of the Report, the Objections, and the full record in this case, the Court ORDERS AND ADJUDGES that: 1. Judge Louis’ Report (DE 132) is ADOPTED AND AFFIRMED. 2. Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss (DE 106; DE 110) are DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. DONE AND ORDERED in chambers in Miami, Florida this 30th day of September, 2021. 2

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