Buhecker et al v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.
ORDER Adopting the 92 Report and Recommendation. Defendant Delta Air Lines, Inc.'s 80 Motion to Deposit Funds or Interplead Settlement Funds with the Court is Granted. Defendant Delta Air Lines, Inc. may deposit the amount of $10,000.00 with the Clerk of the Court and must deposit the funds not later than Friday, May 12, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Signed by Judge Lloyd D. George on 4/25/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - SLD)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
BRENDA PALMER, et al.,
DELTA AIRLINES, INC.,
Case No. 2:15-cv-00769-LDG (VCF)
For good cause shown,
THE COURT ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 92);
THE COURT ORDERS that Defendant Delta Air Lines, Inc.’s Motion to Deposit or
Interplead Settlement Funds with the Court (#80) is GRANTED;
THE COURT FURTHER ORDERS that Defendant Delta Air Lines, Inc. may deposit
the amount of ten thousand dollars with the Clerk of the Court pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro.
67(a). This deposit represents the full monetary consideration that the defendant is
obligated to pay to settle all claims brought by the plaintiffs against the defendant.
THE COURT FURTHER ORDERS that Defendant Delta Air Lines, Inc. must deposit
the funds not later than Friday, May 12, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
THE COURT FURTHER ORDERS that, upon the deposit of the funds, this case will
be dismissed with prejudice, with each side bearing its own costs and attorneys’ fees, and
judgment will be entered accordingly.
THE COURT FURTHER ORDERS that the funds deposited by Defendant Delta Air
Lines, Inc. shall be held by the Clerk of the Court until such time as Attorney Trevor J.
Hatfield, on behalf of himself and as counsel of record for plaintiffs Brenda Palmer and
John Palmer, together with Bryan Wisner, James C. Malcolm, and Danial Watanabe, each
now appearing pro se, file a stipulation and proposed order directing the disbursement of
the funds. Alternatively, the funds may be distributed by further court order if one of these
parties files a certified copy of a judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction or a
suitable dispute resolution organization, such as the Nevada State Bar Fee Dispute
Arbitration Program, resolving the dispute between the pro se plaintiffs and their former
counsel, after notice and an opportunity to be heard by the remaining parties as to the
legitimacy of the submitted resolution of this dispute.
DATED this ______ day of April, 2017.
Lloyd D. George
United States District Judge
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