The opinion of the court was delivered by: SAUNDRA ARMSTRONG, District Judge
WHEREAS, on May 25, 2004, this Court issued an Order pursuant
to Rules 23(h)(4), 53, and 54(d)(2)(D) ofthe Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure appointing the Honorable Charles B. Renfrew as a
Special Master in this case; and
WHEREAS, on June 17, 2004, this Court entered an Order pursuant
to Rule 53(b)(4) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,
revising the May 25, 2004 Order of Reference; and
WHEREAS, on March 30, 2005, this Court entered a Final Judgment
approving the settlement of the above-captioned action and
awarding attorney's fees and costs, and delegating to the
Special Master the authority to conduct further proceedings with
regard to the administration of the settlement; and
WHEREAS, on August 9, 2005, the Court issued an Order
clarifying that the Coordinated Objectors' Motion to CompelClass
Counsel's Time Sheets and Expenses [Docket No. 475]and
ObjectorGrace Wright's Motion for Protective Order [Docket No.
521] were REFERRED to the Special Master, pursuant to the May 25,
2004 Order of Reference, the June 17, 2004 Order, and the March
30, 2005 Final Judgment; and
WHEREAS, on September 19, 2005, Objector Kamela Wilkinsonfiled
a Motion for Protective Order [Docket No. 566] relating to the
current proceedings before the Special Master concerning the
administration of the settlement;
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT Objector Kamela
Wilkinson's Motion for Protective Order [Docket No. 566] is REFERRED to the Special
Master, pursuant to the May 25, 2004 Order of Reference, the June
17, 2004 Order, and the March 30, 2005 Final Judgment.
Additionally, the Court hereby reminds all parties, and
especially Objector Kamela Wilkinson, that matters relating to
the administration of the settlement have been referred to the
Special Master and are therefore to be heard in the first
instance by the Special Master and NOT to be noticed for hearing
in this Court. The parties are also reminded of their obligation
to meet and confer prior to filing any motions with this Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT all parties are directed to review
and familiarize themselves with this Court's standing orders and,
specifically, the requirement that the parties lodge with the
Clerk's Office a printed copy of all papers filed in connection
with any e-filed motions.
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