UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 22, 2009
ESTHER LEE, AN INDIVIDUAL; MELISSA GHAZARIAN, AN INDIVIDUAL; JAMES GORDON MOLL, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND JENNY CHU, AN INDIVIDUAL, PLAINTIFF,
J.P. MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., A NEW YORK CORPORATION, AND DOES 1 THROUGH 10, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Manuel L. Real
JUDGMENT ON ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS
Date: October 19, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. Courtroom: 8
Defendant JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. ("Defendant" or "Chase") filed a Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs on June 5, 2009. The matter was heard before this Court on October 19, 2009.
The Court, having considered the parties' moving, opposing, and reply papers, the evidentiary record as a whole, and oral argument, concluded that Defendant should be awarded its attorneys' fees under California Labor Code section 218.5, as the prevailing party. Accordingly, the Court granted Defendant's Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs against Plaintiffs Esther Lee, James Gordon Moll, and Jenny Chu, jointly and severally.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED:
Judgment is entered in favor of Defendant JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the prevailing party, and against Plaintiffs Esther Lee, James Gordon Moll, and Jenny Chu, jointly and severally, in the amount of $609,135.00 as and for Defendant's attorneys' fees.
Respectfully Submitted by: MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
Barbara A. Fitzgerald Attorneys for Defendant JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA.
The Honorable Manuel L. Real United States District Judge
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