Ventura v. Cafe Spice Roosevelt Field Mall, LLC et al
ADOPTION ORDER: SO ORDERED that the R&R is adopted in its entirety. The Clerk of the Court is respectfully directed to enter judgment for the Plaintiff in accordance with this ruling as well as prior rulings, and to close the case. Ordered by Judge Arthur D. Spatt on 9/14/2017. (Florio, Lisa)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
--------------------------------------------------------DAVID CRUZ VENTURA, REINA PENA,
ALEXANDER GOMEZ CANALES,
9/14/2017 9:47 am
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
LONG ISLAND OFFICE
CAFE SPICE ROOSEVELT FIELD MALL,
LLC, RAKESH CHADHA,
Neil H. Greenberg & Associates, P.C.
Attorneys for the Plaintiff
4242 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758
Neil H. Greenberg, Esq.,
Justin M. Reilly, Esq.,
Keith E. Williams, Esq., Of Counsel
Cafe Spice Roosevelt Field Mall, LLC, Rakesh Chadha
SPATT, District Judge.
On May 20, 2014, the Plaintiffs David Cruz Ventura, Reina Pena, and Alexander Gomez Canales
(the “Plaintiffs”) commenced this Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 216 (the “FLSA”)
action against the Defendants Café Spice Roosevelt Mall, LLC and Rakesh Chadha
(the “Defendants”), seeking to recover unpaid minimum, overtime and spread of hours wages.
On April 6, 2015, the Clerk of the Court noted the default of the Defendants. On
October 1, 2015, the Plaintiffs moved for a default judgment against the Defendants. On August
1, 2016, Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Lindsay recommended that default judgment be granted in
favor of the Plaintiffs against the Defendants and that the Plaintiffs be paid varying sums for
their unpaid minimum, overtime and spread of hours wages. Magistrate Judge Lindsay further
recommended that the damages be liquidated. On September 30, 2016, this Court adopted
Magistrate Judge Lindsay’s report and recommendation in its entirety.
On November 30, 2016, the Plaintiffs moved for attorneys’ fees and costs. The Court
referred the Plaintiffs’ motion for attorneys’ fees to Magistrate Judge Lindsay on December 1,
On August 28, 2017, Judge Lindsay issued a report and recommendation (the “R&R”)
recommending that the Plaintiffs’ motion for attorneys’ fees be granted, and that they be
awarded a total of $8,430, comprised of $7,830.00 in attorneys’ fees and $600.00 in costs.
On August 30, 2017, the Plaintiffs filed proof of service of the R&R on the Defendants.
It has been more than fourteen days since the service of the R&R, and the parties have
not filed objections.
As such, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72, this
Court has reviewed the R&R for clear error, and finding none, now concurs in both its reasoning
and its result. See Coburn v. P.N. Fin., No. 13-CV-1006 (ADS) (SIL), 2015 WL 520346, at *1
(E.D.N.Y. Feb. 9, 2015) (reviewing Report and Recommendation without objections for clear
Accordingly, the R&R is adopted in its entirety.
The Clerk of the Court is respectfully directed to enter judgment for the Plaintiff in
accordance with this ruling as well as prior rulings, and to close the case.
Dated: Central Islip, New York
September 14, 2017
_/s/ Arthur D. Spatt_
ARTHUR D. SPATT
United States District Judge
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