Jean-Francois et al v. Smithfield Foods, Inc. et al

Filing 56

ORDER granting 53 Consent Motion for Approval of Settlement of FLSA Action. Signed by District Judge James C. Dever III on 3/27/2024. (Mann, Stephanie)

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•' UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHERN DIVISION Civil Action No.: 7:22-CV-00063-D EMMANUEL JEAN-FRANCOIS, ALICIA) JOHNSON, and WANDA KING, on behalf) of themselves and all others similarly ) situated, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) .v. ) ) SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC., ) SMITHFIELD PACKAGED MEATS ) CORP., SMITHFIELD FRESH MEATS ) CORP., and SMITHFIELD ) DISTRIBUTION, LLC, ) ) Defendants. ) ORDER GRANTING CONSENT MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT OF FLSA ACTION UPON CONSIDERATION of the Plaintiffs' Consent Motion for Approval of Settlement of FLSA Action ("Motion"), the Motion is GRANTED as follows: (1) the Court finds that the Parties' proposed Settlement constitutes a fair and reasonable compromise of disputed claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act arising from a bona fide dispute; (2) the Parties' proposed Settlement is approved, including the payment to Plaintiffs, the release of claims, and payment of attorneys' fees as set forth therein; and (3) the action is dismissed with prejudice. SO ORDERED. This the 2.i day of March, 2024. c.f?e~~ nf J~S United States District Judge

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