GRAUDINS v. KOP KILT, LLC et al
ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS AND COLLECTIVE ACTION SETTLEMENT (DOC. 23 ) IS GRANTED AS OUTLINED HEREIN. SIGNED BY HONORABLE R. BARCLAY SURRICK ON 2/24/2017. 2/24/2017 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED AND FAXED BY CHAMBERS.(sg, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
KOP KILT, LLC,
d/b/a THE TILTED KILT PUB, ET AL.
AND NOW, this
, 2017, upon consideration of
Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class and Collective Action Settlement, Certification of
Settlement Class, Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Reimbursement of Expenses and Service
Payment to Plaintiff (ECF No. 23), and all documents submitted in support thereof, after a
fairness hearing in open court, and in accordance with the Memorandum filed herewith, it is
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s unopposed Motion is GRANTED as follows:
The following settlement class is certified pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure 23(a) and 23(b)(3): Any current or former Tipped Employee employed
by Defendants at the Tilted Kilt Pub located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
between March 28, 2012 and July 2, 2015, who do not otherwise exclude
themselves per the terms of the Settlement Agreement. In addition, pursuant to
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(g), Plaintiff Victoria Graudins is appointed
Class Representative and Kalikhman and Rayz, LLC and Connolly Wells & Gray,
LLP are appointed as Class Counsel.
The Court certifies all 82 Participating Settlement Class Members for purposes of
the FLSA Collective. In accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement,
only Participating Settlement Class Members will release their FLSA claims and
only Participating Settlement Class Members will receive money in connection
with the settlement.
The settlement agreement is APPROVED pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
The settlement agreement is a fair, reasonable and adequate resolution of a bona
Attorneys’ fees in the amount of $100,000 are awarded to Class Counsel.
Litigation expenses in the amount of $6,865.20 shall also be paid to Class
A Service Payment of $7,500 shall be paid to Class Representative, Plaintiff,
IT IS SO ORDERED.
BY THE COURT:
R. BARCLAY SURRICK, J.
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