McAlister v. Holland America Line-U.S.A, Inc et al

Filing 25

MINUTE ORDER granting 24 stipulated motion to appoint Mila Boyd as the Settlement Guardian Ad Litem. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (PM)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 LYNETTE MCALISTER on behalf of her minor son, A.M., Plaintiff, CASE NO. C15-1286-JCC MINUTE ORDER 11 v. 12 13 HOLLAND AMERICA LINE - USA, et al., 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Defendants. The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. Coughenour, United States District Judge: This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ stipulated motion to appoint a settlement guardian ad litem (Dkt. No. 24). The parties agreed to settle this matter at mediation and now seek the appointment of a settlement guardian ad litem to review the settlement and report their recommendation to the Court. (Id. at 2.) The parties request the Court appoint Mila Boyd to serve as the settlement guardian ad litem. (Id.) Mila Boyd is found or known by the Court to be a suitable, disinterested person having the requisite knowledge, training, and expertise to represent the interests of the named minor pursuant to Local Civil Rule 17(c). Accordingly, the Court APPOINTS Mila Boyd (WSBA No. 36174) to serve as Settlement Guardian Ad Litem in the above-entitled matter pursuant to Local Civil Rule 17(c). MINUTE ORDER, C15-1286-JCC PAGE - 1 1 The Settlement Guardian Ad Litem shall review and evaluate the proposed settlement offer 2 to determine the sufficiency and make recommendations to the Court as to its approval and 3 disbursement. 4 5 DATED this 23rd day of January 2017. 6 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 7 8 /s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER, C15-1286-JCC PAGE - 2

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