The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. A Howard Matz
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[PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS AND INCENTIVE AWARDS TO CLASS REPRESENTATIVES MESINDO POMPA AND TROY KOOL
Date: Monday, Feb. 13,2012 Time: 2:30 p.m. Courtroom: 14, 312 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA
ORDER GRANTING FINAL APPROVAL
On February 13, 2012, a hearing was held on the joint motion of Mesindo Pompa and Troy Kool (collectively, "Plaintiffs") and defendant Target Corporation ("Target") (collectively with Plaintiffs, the "Parties"), for final approval of their class settlement (the "Settlement") and for approval of payments to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Settlement Administrator, as well as the joint motion of Plaintiffs for final approval of class action attorneys' fees and costs and incentive awards to class representatives Mesindo Pompa and Troy Kool. The Parties have submitted their Settlement, which this Court preliminarily approved by its September 2, 2011, order (Docket No. 49) (the "Preliminary Approval Order") and subsequently amended on October 31, 2011 (Docket No. 51). In accordance with the Preliminary Approval Order, Class Members have been given notice of the terms of the Settlement, including the attorneys' fees and costs and incentive awards to Plaintiffs, and the opportunity to object to it or exclude themselves from the Class and the Settlement.
The Court, having received and considered the Joint Application For Final Approval of Class Action Attorneys' Fees and Costs and Incentive Awards to Class Representatives Mesindo Pompa and Troy Kool, the supporting papers, and no objections thereto received , and having found the Settlement to be fair and reasonable and having Granted Final Approval to Class Action Settlement, with notice having been adequately given and all procedural safeguards preserved to the Class Members, the Court hereby adjudges the requested fees, costs and incentive payments to the class representatives to be fair and reasonable and HEREBY AWARDS AND ORDERS payment to be made as follows:
1. Payment to Class Counsel of $975,000 in class counsel fees as follows:
(i) $487,500 to Ringler Kearney Alvarez, LLP; and
(ii) $487,500 to Stonebarger Law, APC and Patterson Law Group, APC;
2. Reimbursement of costs and expenses to Class Counsel as follows:
(i) $6,365.88 to Ringler Kearney Alvarez, LLP; and
(ii) $6,542.24 to Stonebarger Law; and
(iii) $27,878.80 to Patterson Law ...