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Kim v. Tinder, Inc.

United States District Court, C.D. California

June 21, 2019

LISA KIM, individually on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff,
v.
TINDER, INC., a Delaware corporation; MATCH GROUP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; MATCH GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, and each of them, Defendants.

          JUDGMENT

          Hon. John F.Walter, United States District Judge.

         On January 20, 2019, Plaintiff Lisa Kim (“Plaintiff”) sought preliminary approval of a proposed class action settlement and filed with the Court the Class Action Settlement Agreement (“Agreement”) (Dkt. No. 52-1, Ex. A). Defendants Tinder, Inc., Match Group, LLC, and Match Group, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”) served written notice of the proposed class action settlement pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1715.

         All capitalized terms used in this Judgment have the meanings defined in this Judgment or in the Agreement, which is incorporated herein by reference.

         After full consideration of the papers filed in support of and in opposition to the motion for preliminary approval, the Court found the matter to be appropriate for decision without oral argument and issued its Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Certification of Settlement Class (“Preliminary Approval Order”) (Dkt. No. 60). Pursuant to the Preliminary Approval Order, the Court, among other things: (i) preliminarily certified (for settlement purposes only) a class of plaintiffs (Class Members) with respect to the claims in this Litigation; (ii) preliminarily approved the proposed settlement; (iii) appointed Plaintiff as the Class Representative; (iv) appointed Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. and Kristensen Weisberg, LLP as Class Counsel; and (v) set the date and time for the Final Approval hearing for June 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

         On April 22, 2019, Class Counsel timely filed their Motion for Attorneys' Fees, Costs, and Incentive Awards (“Motion for Attorneys' Fees”) (Dkt. No. 63).

         On May 13, 2019, Class Counsel timely filed their Motion for Final Approval of Class Settlement (“Motion for Final Approval”) (Dkt. No. 71), requesting final certification of the settlement class under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a) and (b)(3) and final approval of the class action settlement.

         On June 17, 2019, a Final Approval Hearing was held to determine whether the Litigation satisfies the applicable prerequisites for class action treatment and whether the proposed settlement is fundamentally fair, reasonable, adequate, and in the best interests of the Class Members and should be approved by the Court.

         The Court read and considered the Agreement, the Motion for Attorneys' Fees and all papers filed in support and in opposition thereto, the Motion for Final Approval and all papers filed in support and in opposition thereto, including the Objections filed, and the complete record in this Litigation. On June 19, 2019, the Court issued Orders granting the Motion for Attorneys' Fees and the Motion for Final Approval (Dkt. Nos. 90-92), good cause appearing therefor.

         IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED:

1. The Court has jurisdiction over this Litigation, the claims raised in this Litigation, and the Parties.
2. The prerequisites of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a) and (b)(3) have been satisfied for certification of the Settlement Class for settlement purposes because: the Settlement Class Members are too numerous to be joined in a single action; common issues of law and fact exist, and for the limited purposes of settlement, predominate; the claims of the Class Representative are typical of the claims of the Settlement Class Members; the Class Representative and Class Counsel have fairly and adequately protected the interests of the Settlement Class Members; and class settlement is superior to alternative means of resolving, for settlement purposes, the claims and disputes at issue in this Litigation.
3. For purposes of approval of the Settlement and Final Approval Order, the Court certifies the Settlement Class, which consists of every person in California who subscribed to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold during the period between March 2, 2015 and March 1, 2019 and at the time of the subscription was at least 29 years old and was charged a higher rate than younger subscribers, except for persons who have timely opted out of the Settlement Class.
4. The 238 persons who opted out pursuant to the procedures identified in the Notice and incorporated herein by reference will not form part of the Settlement Class pursuant to the Agreement.
5. For the purpose of Settlement, the Court certifies as Class Counsel Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. and ...

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