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

Filing 29

ORDER approving the parties 28 Petition for Approval of Minor Settlement and for Disbursement of Funds. Signed 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., CASE NO. C15-1286-JCC ORDER Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 HOLLAND AMERICA LINE - USA, et al., 13 14 Defendants. 15 16 This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ Petition for Approval of Minor 17 Settlement and for Disbursement of Funds (Dkt. No. 28). After reviewing the Report of 18 Settlement Guardian Ad Litem (Dkt. No. 28-1) and the relevant record, the Court APPROVES 19 the settlement and ORDERS the following: 20 1. 21 22 (Dkt. No. 28-1) is approved. 2. 23 24 The proposed settlement set forth in the Report of Settlement Guardian Ad Litem The Settlement Guardian Ad Litem’s fees and costs are found to be reasonable, are approved, and should be paid from funds set aside by Defendants. 3. The Court approves Guardian Ad Litem’s recommendation that the settlement 25 funds allocated to Minor A.M. shall be placed in a blocked savings account until 26 the Minor A.M. is eighteen (18). ORDER PAGE - 1 1 4. made payable to the Minor’s attorney in trust for A.M. 2 3 Defendants shall make payment of the gross settlement in the form of a check 5. Counsel for the Minor A.M. shall, within thirty (30) days of the deposit of the 4 settlement funds into a blocked savings account, file a Receipt of Funds into the 5 blocked account indicating the Court’s Order Approving Minor Settlement has 6 been carried out. 7 6. 8 The Guardian Ad Litem is discharged upon completion of all the requirements stated above. 9 10 DATED this 23rd day of May, 2017. 13 A 14 John C. Coughenour UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER PAGE - 2

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