UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (SACRAMENTO Division)
January 31, 2012
DOWELL MCLAUGHLIN, ET AL.
COUNTY OF EL DORADO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
ORDER APPROVING MINORS' COMPROMISE
Plaintiffs herein, by and through their counsel, submitted a Notice of Motion and Motion for Court Approval of Minor's Compromise of Claims ("Motion") on December 23, 2011, pertaining to a settlement that Plaintiffs had reached with the City of South Lake Tahoe and all employee-defendants of said entity.
Upon review of the file and consideration of the Motion, the Declaration of Plaintiffs' counsel and supporting documentation submitted therewith, and the opposition and/or non-opposition of any Defendant provided to the Court prior to the making of this Order, the Court does hereby find and order as follows:
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GOOD CAUSE APPEARING,
1. The minors' claims against the Defendant City of South Lake Tahoe, and the individually-named employee-defendants of said entity, as compromised pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement and General Release (as described in the Motion), the periodic payment schedule (Exhibit A to the Motion, and to the Declaration of Robert R. Powell, redacted to protect the minors' privacy), and the Non-Qualified Assignment and Release (as described in Exhibit B to the Declaration of Robert R. Powell), is approved.
2. Plaintiffs' counsel may attach the fully-executed, non-redacted settlement documents, when obtained, to this Order for purposes of submitting same to Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston and/or BARCO Assignments Ltd.
3. The Court approves the distribution of attorneys' fees and costs to Plaintiffs' counsel as set forth in the Motion.
4. The Court approves of the dismissal of all claims, of all Plaintiffs, as against Defendants City of South Lake Tahoe and the individually-named employee-defendants, and all employees of said entities, with prejudice. Plaintiffs' counsel shall submit such dismissal promptly after the annuity/annuities set forth in the settlement documents have been funded, and all other due consideration has been received by Plaintiffs' counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED
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