Patora v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.
ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT granting 21 Motion to Certify Class. Having considered all matters submitted to it including the complete record of the Litigation and good cause appearing therefore, the Court gran ts preliminary approval of the Settlement and hereby finds and concludes as follows, as further set forth. 3. The Court preliminarily finds, solely for purposes of considering this settlement, that the requirements of Rule 23 of the Federal Rul es of Civil Procedure are conditionally satisfied, including requirements that: (a) the Settlement Class Members are too numerous to be joined in a single action, as further set forth. 4. The Court conditionally designates Jason P. Sultzer of T he Sultzer Law Group, P.C., Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. of Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, Nick Suciu of Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC, Paul Doolittle and Blake Abbott of Poulin, Willey, Anastapoulo, LLC and Charles E. Schaffer of Levin Sedrin & Berman as Class Counsel for purposes of this settlement.5. The Court conditionally designates Plaintiffs Elizabeth Dixon, Jeannie Patora, andArnold Thomas as Class Representatives for the purposes of this settlement. 6. The Court preliminarily fin ds that the Class Representatives and Class Counsel have fairly and adequately represented and protected the interests of the absent Settlement Class Members. 7. The Court has subject-matter jurisdiction over the Litigation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. & #167;§ 1332 and 1367 and personal jurisdiction over the Parties before it. Additionally, venue is proper in this District pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391. 8. A Final Approval Hearing shall be held before this Court at 10:00a.m. on April 25, 2024 in Courtroom 620 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 300 Quarropas St. White Plains, NY 10601-4150, to address: (a) whether the proposed settlement should be finally approved as fair, reasonable, and ade quate, and whether the Final Approval Order should be entered, and (b) whether Class Counsel's application for attorneys' fees, costs, and payment to the Class Representatives should be approved, as further set forth. 21. All further pro ceedings and deadlines in this action are hereby stayed except for those required to effectuate the Settlement Agreement and this Order. IT IS SO ORDERED. The Clerk is instructed to terminate the motion. (Doc. #21). (Signed by Judge Vincent L. Briccetti on 11/14/2023) (mml)
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