Ahluwalia v. Zaika Food Company LLC et al

Filing 57

ORDER OF DISMISSAL.... It is hereby ORDERED that: 1. The Court finds that the terms of the proposed settlement agreement are fair, reasonable, and adequate, both to redress Plaintiff's claims in this action and to compensate Plaintiff&# 039;s counsel for their legal fees, and the agreement is therefore approved. 2. In accordance with the parties' request, this Court will retain jurisdiction over this matter for the purpose of enforcing the settlement agreement, if necessa ry. 3. As a result of the Court's approval of the parties' proposed settlement, this action is hereby discontinued with prejudice and without costs. 4. The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case on the Docket of the Court. SO ORDERED. Copies to: All counsel (via ECF). Motions terminated: 55 MOTION for Settlement Approval filed by Manmohan Ahluwalia. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker on 1/7/2022) (vfr)

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Case 1:19-cv-10940-KHP Document 57 Filed 01/07/22 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK 1/7/2022 Manmohan Ahluwalia, Plaintiff, -against- 19-CV-10940 (KHP) ORDER OF DISMISSAL Zaika Food Company LLC et al., Defendants. KATHARINE H. PARKER, United States Magistrate Judge: In this action under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law, which is before this Court on the consent of the parties pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), the parties, having reached an agreement in principle to resolve the action, have placed their proposed settlement agreement before this Court for approval. See Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc., 796 F.3d 1999 (2d Cir. 2015) (requiring judicial fairness review of FLSA settlements). Plaintiff has also submitted a letter detailing why they believe the proposed settlement agreement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. (ECF No. 55.) This Court has reviewed Plaintiff’s submissions in order to determine whether the proposed agreement represents a reasonable compromise of the claims asserted in this action, and, in light of the totality of the relevant circumstances, including the representations made in Plaintiff’s letter, the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, and this Court’s own familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ positions, it is hereby ORDERED that: Case 1:19-cv-10940-KHP Document 57 Filed 01/07/22 Page 2 of 2 1. The Court finds that the terms of the proposed settlement agreement are fair, reasonable, and adequate, both to redress Plaintiff’s claims in this action and to compensate Plaintiff’s counsel for their legal fees, and the agreement is therefore approved. 2. In accordance with the parties’ request, this Court will retain jurisdiction over this matter for the purpose of enforcing the settlement agreement, if necessary. 3. As a result of the Court’s approval of the parties’ proposed settlement, this action is hereby discontinued with prejudice and without costs. 4. The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case on the Docket of the Court. Dated: New York, New York January 7, 2022 SO ORDERED ________________________________ KATHARINE H. PARKER United States Magistrate Judge Copies to: All counsel (via ECF) 2

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