UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (SACRAMENTO Division)
November 28, 2012
DOWELL MCLAUGHLIN, ET AL.
COUNTY OF EL DORADO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
ORDER APPROVING MINORS' COMPROMISE
Plaintiffs herein, by and through their counsel, submitted an Ex-Parte Application for Court Approval of Minors' Compromise of Claims ("Petition") on November 26, 2012, pertaining to a settlement that Plaintiffs had reached with the County of El Dorado and all employee-defendants of said entity.
Upon review of the file and consideration of the Petition, the Declaration of Plaintiffs' counsel and supporting documentation submitted therewith, the non-opposition of the settling Defendants (see ECF No. 102), and settlements and verdicts in comparable cases, the Court does hereby find and order as follows:
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING,
1. The minors' claims against the Defendant County of El Dorado, 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 Petition), the periodic payment schedule (Exhibit A to the Petition, 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, and the Petition (ECF No. 100), is GRANTED.
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 Petition.
4. The Court approves of the dismissal of all claims, of all Plaintiffs, as against Defendants County of El Dorado 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.
5. The stipulated request for an order shortening time (ECF No. 101), is DENIED as moot.
IT IS SO ORDERED
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