UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 23, 2011
SIEHNA M. COTTON, A MINOR, BY MEGAN MCCLURE HER GUARDIAN AD LITEM: AND
MARTIN COTTON SR., AN INDIVIDUAL, PLAINTIFFS,
CITY OF EUREKA, ADAM LAIRD,
JUSTIN WINKLE, GARY WHITMER,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Saundra Brown Armstrong United States District Judge
ORDER APPROVING MINOR'S COMPROMISE AND DISBURSING FUND
T he Court having considered the Ex Parte Application for Order Approving the Petition of Megan McClure to approve the settlement of claim of minor Plaintiff Siehna M. 27 28 Cotton and distribution of settlement funds and good cause appearing, IT IS ORDERED 2 THAT: 3
1.The settlement of this action against Defendants County of Humboldt, et. al., 4 in the sum of $60,000 is hereby approved;5 6
2.The distribution of the settlement proceeds as set forth in the Petition is 7 approved; 8
3.The Court approves attorney's fees and costs in the amount of $26,856.56 to 9 the Law Offices of Vicki I. Sarmiento; 10 11
4. The Court approves $33,143.44 to be distributed to minor plaintiff Siehna M. Cotton through a structured settlement with Symetra Life Insurance Company, an A.M. 13 Best A Class 12 rated life carrier. 14
5. The Court approves Megan McClure to be named as primary beneficiary on Siehna's M. Cotton's structured settlement. 17
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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