Grady et al v. CenturyLink Communications, LLC
FINAL JUDGMENT AND ORDER APPROVING SUPPLEMENTAL SETTLEMENT AND DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE 104 Joint MOTION to Reopen Case and for Approval of the Supplemental Collective Action Settlement Agreement Addendum filed by James Ellington. READ ORDER FOR SPECIFICS. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 11/13/2017. (AMC)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
LANE GRADY and JAMES
ELLINGTON, on Behalf of Themselves
and All Others Similarly and Situated,
CENTURYLINK COMMUNICATIONS, )
Case no.: 1:15-cv-0085-BMM
FINAL JUDGMENT AND ORDER APPROVING SUPPLEMENTAL SETTLEMENT
AND DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE
After having fully and carefully reviewed the Parties’ Supplemental Settlement Agreement
Addendum, the Court hereby ENTERS FINAL JUDGMENT and ORDERS that:
The Supplemental Settlement Agreement Addendum is APPROVED as a fair,
equitable, and reasonable resolution of a bona fide dispute on the claims and FLSA provisions at
issue in this contested litigation, and is incorporated herein by this reference and made a part hereof
as though set forth in full.
The allocation of settlement payments set forth in the Supplemental Settlement
Agreement Addendum is APPROVED as a fair, equitable, and reasonable measure for distributing
the settlement payment to the identified Class Members;
All individuals who are listed in the Supplemental Settlement Agreement
Addendum as of the date of entry of this Order are hereby deemed to fully and unconditionally
waive and release any and all Released Claims (as that term is defined in the Settlement
Agreement) against any and all Released Parties (as that term is defined in the Settlement
Agreement), as more fully set forth in the Settlement Agreement.
The attorneys’ fees representing Twenty-Five Percent (25%) of the supplemental
settlement fund as set forth in the Supplemental Settlement Agreement Addendum, are
APPROVED; and Defendant is hereby ORDERED to pay in accordance with and subject to the
terms of the Settlement Agreement and the Supplemental Settlement Agreement Addendum.
Accordingly, this Court enters JUDGMENT in accordance with this Order and in
accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Supplemental Settlement Agreement
Addendum. This case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, with all costs borne in accordance with
the Settlement and Supplemental Settlement Agreement Addendum, and with the Court retaining
continuing jurisdiction as set forth herein.
DATED this 13th day of November, 2017.
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