What is a Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement?

After the Court has held a preliminary approval hearing, it may grant final approval of a class action settlement. (Rules of Ct. 3.769(a); Dunk v. Ford Motor Co. (1996) 48 Cal.App.4th 1794, 1800.)

In order to grant final approval of a class action settlement, the Court must find that the settlement is “fair, adequate, and reasonable.” (Wershba v. Apple Computer (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 224, 244-245.) The burden is on the proponent of the settlement to show that it is fair and reasonable. (Wershba v. Apple Computer (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 245.)

“[A] presumption of fairness exists where:

  1. the settlement is reached through arm's-length bargaining;
  2. investigation and discovery are sufficient to allow counsel and the court to act intelligently;
  3. counsel is experienced in similar litigation; and
  4. the percentage of objectors is small.”

(Dunk v. Ford Motor Company (1996) 48 Cal.App.4th 1794, 1802.)

The Court also considers such factors as “the strength of plaintiffs' case, the risk, expense, complexity and likely duration of further litigation, the risk of maintaining class action status through trial, the amount offered in settlement, the extent of discovery completed and the stage of the proceedings, the experience and views of counsel, the presence of a governmental participant, and the reaction of class members to the proposed settlement.” (Dunk v. Ford Motor Company (1996) 48 Cal.App.4th 1794, 1801.)

“The list of factors is not exclusive and the court is free to engage in a balancing and weighing of factors depending on the circumstances of each case.” (Wershba v. Apple 18 Computer, Inc., supra, 91 Cal.App.4th 245.) The court must examine the “proposed settlement agreement to the extent necessary to reach a reasoned judgment that the agreement is not the product of fraud or overreaching by, or collusion between, the negotiating parties.” (Id.)

Before final approval of a class action settlement, notice must be given to the class. (Cal. Rules of Court 3.769(e), (f).)

Certification of the class and the awarded attorney fee must also be deemed proper. (Dunk v. Ford Motor Co. (1996) 48 8 Cal.App.4th 1794.)

Useful Resources for Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

Recent Documents on Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

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MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. ROTTINGHAUS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPR...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. 304952 BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: (925) 838-2090 ...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. ROTTINGHAUS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPR...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. 304952 BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: (925) 838-2090 ...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. ROTTINGHAUS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPR...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. 304952 BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: (925) 838-2090 ...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. ROTTINGHAUS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPR...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. 304952 BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: (925) 838-2090 ...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. ROTTINGHAUS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPR...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. 304952 BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: (925) 838-2090 ...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL SETT...

Daniel L. Rottinghaus, Esq., California State Bar No. 131949 Scott M. Mackey, Esq., California State Bar No. 222217 Seema N. Kadaba, Esq., California State Bar No. BERDING & WEIL LLP 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925/838-2090 Facsimi...

DECLARATION OF ALLAN STEYER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF C...

and who submitteda valid claim will be paid $10,000 per unit he repairs that will be made to The Millennium Tower and funded by the Global Settlement will also greatly benefit Settlement Class Members, increase the value of their units,and underscore the reasonableness of the settlement.The total cost of the Upgrade repair alone will be $ 99.1 million. ...

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