The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. John A. Mendez United States District Court Judge
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO APPOINT CO-LEAD INTERIM CLASS COUNSEL Date: April 18, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m. Courtroom: 6 -- 14th Floor, Sacramento
Judge: Honorable John A. Mendez
[PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO APPOINT CO-LEAD INTERIM CLASS COUNSEL PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV.P. 23(g)(3)
Upon the motion of plaintiffs Kyle Dei Rossi and Mark Linthicum (collectively, "Plaintiffs") for appointment of co-lead interim class counsel pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(g)(3), it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
1. Plaintiffs' motion is GRANTED.
2. Bursor & Fisher, P.A. and Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP are appointed co-lead interim class counsel.
3. Bursor & Fisher, P.A. and Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP shall be responsible for coordinating the activities on behalf of the putative class during pretrial proceedings and shall have the sole authority to:
a. determine and present (in briefs, oral argument, or such other fashion as may be appropriate, personally or by a designee) to the Court and opposing parties the position of the Plaintiffs and the putative class on all matters arising during pretrial proceedings;
b. coordinate the initiation and conduct of discovery on behalf of Plaintiffs consistent with the requirements of the Federal Rules;
c. conduct settlement negotiations on behalf of Plaintiffs and the putative class;
d. delegate specific tasks to other counsel in a manner to ensure that pretrial preparation for the Plaintiffs is conducted efficiently and effectively;
e. enter into stipulations with opposing counsel as necessary for the conduct of the litigation;
f. monitor the activities of all counsel to ensure that schedules are met and unnecessary expenditures of time and funds are avoided; and
g. perform such other duties as may be incidental to the proper coordination of Plaintiffs' pretrial activities or ...