McCoy, et al. v. Over Easy Management, Inc., et al.
ORDER GRANTING APPROVAL OF FLSA SETTLEMENT granting 300 Motion for Settlement. Signed by District Judge Eric F. Melgren on 04/05/2017. (aa)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
PATRICIA MCCOY, RETTA A.
FELDKAMP, and CHRISTINA L. REEVES,
individually, and on behalf of a class of all
others similarly situated, as Class/Collective
Case No. 14-1309-EFM-JPO
OVER EASY MANAGEMENT, INC.,
OVEREASY, LP, OVEREASY NUMBER
IX, LP, and GREGG A. HANSEN,
ORDER GRANTING APPROVAL OF FLSA SETTLEMENT
This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ Joint Motion for Approval of
Collective Action Settlement (Doc. 300). The parties ask the Court for an Order (1) certifying
this action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 216(b), for settlement purposes only,
and (2) approving the Collective Action Settlement Agreement and Release (“Agreement”)
entered into by the parties as fair, just, and reasonable. Having considered the parties’ motion,
the Court orders the following:
1. This Order (“FLSA Approval Order”) will be binding on the Named Plaintiffs and Class
2. This action is certified, for settlement purposes only, as a collective action under § 216(b) of
3. There is a bona fide dispute between Named Plaintiffs and Class Members and Defendants as
to whether Defendants violated the FLSA.
4. The Agreement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, is in the best interests of the Named
Plaintiffs and Class Members, and should be approved, especially in light of the benefits to the
Named Plaintiffs and Class Members accruing therefrom, the substantial discovery and
investigation conducted by Class Counsel before the Agreement, and the complexity, expense,
risks, and probable protracted duration of further litigation.
5. The Agreement is hereby approved in accordance with § 216 of the FLSA and shall be
consummated in accordance with its terms and provisions.
6. This Lawsuit is hereby dismissed in its entirety, on the merits, against Defendants, with
prejudice, and without costs to any party, except to the extent otherwise expressly provided in
the Agreement. The Court intends this FLSA Approval Order to be “Final” within the meaning
of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
7. Pursuant to the Agreement, Class Counsel waives any right or entitlement to attorneys’ fees
as part of the Settlement, and Named Plaintiffs and Class Members may not seek attorneys’ fees
or costs as part of the Settlement. The Court has discretion to determine the amount and
All capitalized terms in this Order that are not otherwise defined have the same meaning as in the
reasonableness of a fee award,2 and therefore, grants Class Counsel’s request to award zero fees
and costs as part of the Settlement of this Lawsuit.
8. The Court grants the parties’ Joint Motion for Approval of Collective Action Settlement
9. The Court finds, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b), that there is no just reason for delay, and
directs the Clerk to enter this FLSA Approval Order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 5th day of April, 2017.
ERIC F. MELGREN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Wright v. U-Let-Us Skycap Serv., Inc., 648 F. Supp. 1216, 1218 (D. Colo. 1986); Creten-Miller v.
Westlake Hardware, Inc., 2010 WL 11457355, at *2 (D. Kan. 2010).
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