Frank v. Dana Corporation et al
Judgment on Attorney Fees. The Court hereby awards Class Counsel attorneys fees of 18.625% of the Settlement Fund, plus expenses in the amount of $2,812,675.12, together with the interest earned on both amounts for the same time period and at the same rate as that earned on the Settlement Fund until paid. (See order for full details.) Judge James G. Carr on 11/30/16. (C,D)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
WESTERN DIVISION (TOLEDO)
PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS NATIONAL )
PENSION FUND; SEIU PENSION PLANS )
MASTER TRUST; and WEST VIRGINIA
LABORERS PENSION TRUST FUND, On )
Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly )
MICHAEL J. BURNS and ROBERT C.
Civil Action No. 3:05-cv-07393-JGC
Senior Judge James G. Carr
ORDER AWARDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES
LANDSKRONER • GRIECO • MERRIMAN, LLC
JACK LANDSKRONER (0059227)
1360 West 9th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN
& DOWD LLP
MICHAEL J. DOWD
DEBRA J. WYMAN
LAURIE L. LARGENT
MAUREEN E. MUELLER
655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
San Diego, CA 92101
This matter having come before the Court on November 18, 2016, on the motion of Class
Representatives for an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in the action, the Court,
having considered all papers filed and proceedings conducted herein, having found the settlement of
this action to be fair, reasonable and adequate, and otherwise being fully informed in the premises
and good cause appearing therefore;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that:
This Order incorporates by reference the definitions in the Stipulation of Settlement
dated July 13, 2016 (the “Stipulation”) and filed with the Court, and all capitalized terms used, but
not defined herein, shall have the same meanings as set forth in the Stipulation.
This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this application and all matters
relating thereto, including all members of the Class who have not timely and validly requested
exclusion, of which there are none.
The Court hereby awards Class Counsel attorneys’ fees of 18.625% of the Settlement
Fund, plus expenses in the amount of $2,812,675.12, together with the interest earned on both
amounts for the same time period and at the same rate as that earned on the Settlement Fund until
paid. The Court finds that the amount of fees awarded is appropriate and that the amount of fees
awarded is fair and reasonable under the “percentage-of-recovery” method.
The fees and expenses shall be allocated amongst Plaintiffs’ Counsel in a manner
which, in Class Counsel’s good-faith judgment, reflects each such counsel’s contribution to the
institution, prosecution, and resolution of the Litigation.
The awarded attorneys’ fees and expenses and interest earned thereon, shall
immediately be paid to Class Counsel subject to the terms, conditions, and obligations of the
Stipulation, and in particular ¶6.2 thereof, which terms, conditions, and obligations are incorporated
The Court, having reviewed the objection to the fee award filed by Jeff M. Brown,
finds that Mr. Brown failed to establish he is a member of the Class and thus lacks standing to
object. Even if the Court were to consider the objection, it is without merit and, therefore, overruled
in its entirety.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
THE HONORABLE JAMES G. CARR
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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