Gonzalez-Quinones et al v. Speight Seed Farms, Inc. et al

Filing 52

ORDER GRANTING 48 Joint Motion for Approval of Content of Notice to Class and Distribution Method. The deadline date to be used in the Notice to Class regarding the submission of written comments and opting out is 7/15/2014. The fairness hearing shall occur on 8/6/2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina. Signed by US District Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 4/13/2014. (Fisher, M.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA EASTERN DIVISION JUAN MANUEL HERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ, on behalf of himself and themselves and all other similarly situated persons, Plaintiffs, v. CLASS ACTION Case No: 4-13-CV-82-BO Speight Seed Farms, Inc., John Milton Beamon, and Emma Ortega, Defendants. ORDER APPROVING CONTENT OF NOTICE TO CLASS AND METHODS OF DISTRIBUTION OF CLASS NOTICE This matter is before the Court on the Joint Motion by the named plaintiff and defendants Speight Seed Farms, Inc. and John Milton Beaman (hereinafter referred to as the "Speight defendants) and defendant Emma Ortega to approve the Notice to Class and the method for distributing that Notice collective to Class action to that the putative members the Court has certified defendants. In support of their joint motion, the defendants Speight distribution. have filed a of the class against and FLSA those same the named plaintiff and stipulated notice and method of The proposed content and method of distribution for that notice are consistent with that previously approved for use similar wage actions Haywood v. Barnes, before the 109 F.R.D. 568 federal courts (E.D.N.C. 1986). of this in other state. See They also appear to be reasonably calculated to provide the best notice practicable under the circumstances of this case. Rule 23, Fed.R.Civ.P. The Court therefore formally approves the content of the Notice to Class attached to the respective Joint Motions and the method of distribution for that 1 Notice to Class that is set out in numbered paragraphs 1-3 of those same Joint Motion distribution to the action collective for certified by this Fed.R.Civ.P., and 29 U.S.C. §216(b) members of Court the class Rule under and FLSA 23 (b) (3), in this action against the Speight The deadline date to be used in that same Notice to Class defendants. for submission of written comments and to opt out of this class action July 15 is 2014. The fa.lrness that same Notice to Class shall occur at hearing to be 2:00pM on specified in August 6 2014 at the Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse, 310 New Bern Avenue, shall Raleigh, complete North Carolina 27601. the requirements notice within thirty (30) defendants designee(s) or their for Plaintiff or his designee (s) distributing the approved days of the date of this Order. shall complete the class The Speight requirements for distributing a summary of that same class notice within the time period specified in paragraph 3 of the Joint Motion. IT IS SO ORDERED. DONE and ORDERED at ~day of ~~ +-~-wtr--,..;.j----"-"'•_ _ _ , 2oJ.i. 2 North Carolina, this the

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