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Rodriguez v. Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

May 29, 2013

MONIQUE L. RODRIGUEZ, an individual on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
v.
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC., a Missouri corporation; et al., Defendants.

ORDER GRANTING FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS SETTLEMENT

LARRY ALAN BURNS, District Judge.

On January 3, 2013, Plaintiff's motion for preliminary approval of class settlement was granted by this Court, [Doc. No. 44.], Following preliminary approval, Notice of the proposed Settlement was provided in the manner described in sections IV. (C)(1)-(6) of the Settlement Agreement. (See Roe Decl. at ΒΆ 10 [Doc. No. 46].) Plaintiff now moves for final approval of the Settlement in accordance with the Order Re: Preliminary Approval.

On May 28, 2013, the Court held a hearing concerning the final approval of the settlement, as scheduled in its order of January 3, 2013. Due and adequate notice having been given to the Class as required in said order, there being no objections to the Settlement by any class member, and the Court having considered all papers filed and proceedings conducted in this action and otherwise being fully informed and good cause appearing therefor,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED THAT:

Legal Standard:

1. Under Rule 23(e), the Court may approve a class settlement only upon finding that it is "fair, reasonable, and adequate." Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(e)(2). To determine whether a proposed settlement meets these standards, the Court must evaluate a number of factors, including:

a. the strength of the plaintiff's case;
b. the risk, expense, complexity, and likely duration of further litigation;
c. the risk of maintaining class action status throughout the trial;
d. the amount offered in settlement;
e. the extent of discovery completed and the stage of the proceedings;
f. the experience and views of counsel;
g. the presence of a governmental participant; and
h. the reaction of the class members to the ...

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