The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Magistrate Edmund F. Brennan
ORDER APPROVING COMPROMISE OF A PENDING ACTION IN WHICH MINORS ARE PARTIES DATE: August 12, 2009 TIME: 9:00 a.m. CTRM: 25
This 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action arising from the alleged deprivation of minor plaintiffs PETER KOLESNIKOV, DINA KOLESNIKOVA, ALINA KOLESNIKOVA, INNA KOLESNIKOVA, ALEX VASYAKIN, LIANA VASYAKINA, and ERIC PARSONS ("CLAIMANTS") constitutional and statutory rights, was filed by CLAIMANTS and their guardians ad litem ALEXANDR KOLESNIKOV, SR. and Victoria Parker ("PETITIONERS"). PETITIONERS seek this Court's approval of a $88,888.88 compromise settlement for CLAIMANTS for their claims against defendants SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY M. TALLMAN (Badge #1264), SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY M. HULSEY (Badge #1267), SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S SERGEANT SHINTAKU (Badge #34), CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL, CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER ACKLEY, and CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER JOHNSON (collectively "defendants"). The Judge held a hearing on the Petition for Minors' Compromises on August 12, 2009.
Having carefully reviewed the entire file, and in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 73-305, the court orders as follows:
1. The Petition for Approval of Minors' Compromise is GRANTED;
2. CLAIMANTS individual shares shall be deposited into a federally insured blocked account and not withdrawn without a court order or until CLAIMANTS reach the age of majority;
3. Reimbursement of costs incurred on this case, equally shared by each CLAIMANT, shall be paid to counsel, Mark E. Merin; and
4. Attorney's fees in the amount of $35,555.60 shall be paid to counsel, Mark E. Merin.
John A. Mendez UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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