United States District Court, N.D. California
STEVE ZUCKMAN, ROBIN HINES, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
ALLIED GROUP, INC.; NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY; and Does 1 through 100, inclusive, Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: SUSAN ILLSTON, District Judge
This action came on for a Final Approval Hearing on September
3, 2004 before the Honorable Susan Illston, District Judge
Presiding, on Plaintiffs' Motion For An Order Granting: (1) Final
Approval Of Class Action Settlement And Plan Of Allocation; (2)
Entering Final Judgment; (3) Approving Service Payments To Named
Plaintiffs; and (4) approving payment of reasonable Costs To the
Claims Administrator; as well as Class Counsel's Motion For Award
Of Attorneys' Fees And Reimbursement Of Costs And Expenses.
Having fully considered the evidence presented, the issues having
been duly heard, and a decision having been duly rendered,
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Judgment be entered on this
action, that the action be dismissed on the merits and with
prejudice, and that all Settlement Class Members (as that term is
defined in paragraph 1.15 of the Settlement Agreement), be and
are permanently barred from prosecuting against any Released Parties (as that
term is defined in paragraph 1.13 of the Settlement Agreement)
any of the Released Claims (as that term is defined in paragraph
1.11 of the Settlement Agreement).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, without affecting the
finality of this Judgment in any way, the Court reserves
exclusive and continuing jurisdiction over this action, the Named
Plaintiffs, the Class, and the Defendants for the purposes of (a)
supervising the implementation, enforcement, construction and
interpretation of the Settlement Agreement, the Preliminary
Approval Order, the Final Judgment, and the Order Granting Final
Approval; and (b) ensuring that the terms of the Settlement
Agreement are complied with in full, including, but not limited
to, the timely and accurate distribution of all monies due to
Settlement Class Members, Class Representatives, Class Counsel,
and the Claims Administrator, and the timely and accurate
distribution of any and all required tax forms.
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