McBride v. VF Outdoor, LLC et al

Filing 69

ORDER re Plaintiff Michael McBride's 62 Petition for Approval of Minor Settlement and for Disbursal of Settlement Proceeds, signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 MICHAEL MCBRIDE, as parent and guardian of L.M., a minor child, Plaintiff, 11 vs. 12 13 14 Case No. 2:16-cv-00754-RSL ORDER APPROVING MINOR SETTLEMENT AND VF OUTDOOR, LLC, a foreign corporation, DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS dba LUCY, JOHN DOE, and JOHN DOE COMPANY, Defendants. 15 THIS MATTER comes before the Court on counsel’s “Petition for Approval of Minor 16 Settlement and for Disbursal of Settlement Proceeds.” Dkt. # 62. Having reviewed the records and 17 files herein and being fully advised in the premises, does make and enter the following: 18 19 20 21 1.1 FINDINGS The court finds that the Settlement Guardian ad Litem, Patrick Trudell, performed the investigation, evaluation and the report properly. 1.2 The court also finds that the proposed settlement of the minor's claims arising out of an October 4, 2014 cut to her arm and the resulting scar is fair and equitable and in the best interests 22 of the minor and should be approved by the court. 23 24 25 26 ORDERS ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that 2.1 The proposed settlements as set forth in the Report of Patrick Trudell on Adequacy of Minor’s Settlement, is approved; ORDER APPROVING MINOR SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS - 1 - SCOTT McDONALD AND ASSOCIATES 410 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 822-5700 Fax (425) 828-0871 1 2.2 Scott A. McDonald shall deposit the settlement check from the defendant, or its 2 insurance company, in his trust account and issue checks from his trust account 3 made payable as follows*: 4 1. Scott McDonald and Associates (for attorney fees) $ 10,000.00 3. Scott McDonald and Associates (Expense reimbursement) $143.71 4. Michael McBride (Expense reimbursement) $1,978.20 5. Michael McBride (Medical bills reimbursement) $5,041.61 6. Bank: Bank of America, Kirkland Branch, $11,056.56 for the minor to be held in a blocked account subject to withdrawal only upon court order or on or after she attains the age of 18 years 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 *Patrick Trudell shall also be paid for his attorney’s fees from the defendant directly in the amount of $1,000.00. 13 14 2.3 15 16 That Scott A. McDonald shall file a receipt for the $11,056.56 deposit with the Clerk of the Court within 30 days of this order. 2.4 That Scott A. McDonald, the minor's attorney, and/or the minor’s father and/or the 17 SGAL herein, are hereby authorized to execute the necessary documents to 18 effectuate the settlement with the defendant consistent with this order. 19 20 2.5 That after the minor turns 18 years old on the bank shall release the funds in the blocked account to the minor. 21 Dated this 21st day of June, 2017. 22 A Robert S. Lasnik 23 24 United States District Judge 25 26 ORDER APPROVING MINOR SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS - 2 - SCOTT McDONALD AND ASSOCIATES 410 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 822-5700 Fax (425) 828-0871

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