Kondash v. Citizens Bank, National Association

Filing 52

ORDER adopting 51 Report and Recommendations and granting 45 Motion for Attorneys' Fees, Expenses, and Incentive Award. So Ordered by District Judge William E. Smith on 1/7/2021. (Jackson, Ryan)

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Case 1:18-cv-00288-WES-LDA Document 52 Filed 01/07/21 Page 1 of 2 PageID #: 773 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND ______________________________ ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) CITIZENS BANK, ) NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ) ) Defendants. ) ______________________________) DARREN KONDASH, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, C.A. No. 18-288 WES ORDER On November 12, 2020, following a final fairness hearing, the Court agreement. gave final approval to the parties’ settlement See Final Approval Order and Judgment, ECF No. 49. However, the Court reserved ruling (with the exception of the incentive award) on Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees, Expenses, and Incentive Award, ECF No. 45, and directed Plaintiff to submit supplemental briefing regarding fees and costs. Final Approval Order and Judgment ¶ 16. See Following Plaintiff’s submission of additional briefing and affidavits, Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan filed a Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 51, recommending that the Court grant the Motion. Case 1:18-cv-00288-WES-LDA Document 52 Filed 01/07/21 Page 2 of 2 PageID #: 774 After having carefully reviewed the relevant papers, and having heard no objections, the Court ACCEPTS the report and ADOPTS the recommendations and reasoning set forth therein. Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees, Expenses, and Incentive Award, ECF No. 45, is GRANTED, and the following payments from the settlement fund are approved: attorneys’ fees for class counsel of $612,500, and reimbursement for costs and expenses of $13,544.84. IT IS SO ORDERED. William E. Smith District Judge Date: January 7, 2021 2

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