What is a Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement?

Useful Rulings on Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement

Recent Rulings on Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement

DAVID S. MURANSKY, ET AL. VS THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY, INC., ET AL.

MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT Date of Hearing: October 26, 2020 Department: SSC-11 Case No.: 19STCV43875 TENTATIVE RULING The Court GRANTS preliminary approval of the Settlement Agreement and finds as follows: (1) The settlement appears to be in the range of reasonableness of a settlement that could ultimately be granted final approval by the Court; (2) Grant conditional class certification; (3) Appoint Scott D. Owens of Scott D. Owens, P.A., Bret L.

  • Hearing

    Oct 26, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

KNOX, ET AL. V. AN IMPORTS OF STEVENS CREEK, INC., ET AL.

(See 19 Alcantara Decl., ¶ 16.) 20 The motion for final approval of class action settlement is GRANTED. 21 The court will set a compliance hearing for February 24, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. in Department 22 3.

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

SALVADOR ESTRADA VS CENTRAL TRANSPORT, LLC, AN INDIANA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

On September 8, 2020, Plaintiff filed this motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement. Class Certification A class action is proper “when the question is one of a common or general interest, of many persons, or when the parties are numerous, and it is impracticable to bring them all before the court.” (Code Civ. Proc., § 382.)

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

HECTOR WRIGHT VS. DALLO & CO INC [E-FILE]

No evidence has been presented suggesting that Lee did not actually receive notice of the class action settlement. Class member Lee fails to provide authority requiring that notice of class action settlement must be served on counsel where an unnamed class member is represented in a separate action.

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

PINE MANOR INVESTORS LLC VS. FPI MANAGEMENT INC

The parties report that a motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement should be filed within three weeks of the settlement agreement's completion. The Court shall set the next Case Management Conference for February 19, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., by remote appearance in Department 40. The parties shall file an updated joint statement by 14 days prior to the hearing, with a courtesy copy emailed to [email protected]

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

FLORES V. SANTA BARBARA FARMS

There have been no objections and no opt-outs, meaning all 783 class members are bound by the class action settlement.

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

VENANCIO MIRANDA VS MAXIMUM NURSERY INC

On June 19, 2020, the court granted preliminary approval of the class action settlement. Plaintiff now moves the court for an order certifying the class and approving the settlement as fair and reasonable. In addition, plaintiff requests an order appointing him as class representative and approving the incentive payment to him.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

  • Judge Donna Geck
  • County

    Santa Barbara County, CA

LOPEZ VS TW SERVICES, INC.

TW SERVICES, INC. 19-1044791 Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is CONTINUED to November 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Department CX104 to permit the parties to respond to the following items of concern. Any supplemental briefing shall be filed on or before November 10, 2020. If a revised settlement agreement and/or class notice is submitted, a redline showing all changes, deletions and additions must be submitted as well.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

JIMENEZ VS FENCEWORKS, INC.

Plaintiff Jose Jimenez’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement The Court has reviewed the supplemental briefing filed on October 7, 2020. The motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is GRANTED as to the parties’ amended Stipulation of Settlement, attached to the Supplemental Haines Declaration (ROA 82) as Exhibit 1, except for the request to appoint Diana Martinez as class counsel in her own right, which is DENIED.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

BILLBERRY V HARDY WINDOW COMPANY

Upon receipt of the stipulation, the Court intends to permit filing of the FAC and GRANT preliminary approval of the class action settlement with respect to the amended settlement agreement and amended notice attached to the Supplemental Petronelli Declaration (ROA 93). The motion for final approval shall be heard April 2, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Department CX104. Moving papers are due 16 court days before the hearing.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

DAVIS VS PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY

Plaintiff Delfina Medina’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement Continued to 10/30/20

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

ARMEN G KOJIKIAN ET AL VS AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO INC

Counsel is to contact the courtroom directly to reserve a hearing date for a new motion for preliminary approval, if such motion is going to be filed. If a new motion for preliminary approval of Class Action Settlement is filed, the motion and supporting papers must be complete and not refer to previously filed papers or exhibits filed in support of prior motions.

  • Hearing

    Oct 15, 2020

FLORES V. UNITED SITE SERVICES OF CALIFORNIA, INC.

(Declaration of Lluvia Islas of ILYM Group, Inc., in Support of Motion for Final 22 Approval of Class Action Settlement (“Islas Decl.”), ¶ 7.) Ultimately, three notice packets were 23 undeliverable. (Id. at ¶ 8.) As of September 16, 2020, there were no requests for exclusion and 24 no objections. (Id. at ¶¶ 10-11.) 25 The average gross settlement payment is estimated at $319.45. (Islas Decl., ¶ 14.)

  • Hearing

    Oct 14, 2020

PHIPPS VS BHCW INC [EFILE]

TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff's unopposed motion for preliminary approval of class settlement is GRANTED. Plaintiff brought this putative wage and hour class and PAGA action against defendants, who operate gas stations and car washes. The parties reached a settlement through arms-length negotiation, after a full day mediation in which they ultimately accepted a mediator proposal. Zakay Decl. ¶ 5. Defendants agree to pay $500,000 as the gross settlement amount.

  • Hearing

    Oct 13, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

PHIPPS VS BHCW INC [EFILE]

TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff's unopposed motion for preliminary approval of class settlement is GRANTED. Plaintiff brought this putative wage and hour class and PAGA action against defendants, who operate gas stations and car washes. The parties reached a settlement through arms-length negotiation, after a full day mediation in which they ultimately accepted a mediator proposal. Zakay Decl. ¶ 5. Defendants agree to pay $500,000 as the gross settlement amount.

  • Hearing

    Oct 13, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

HAROLD ROJAS VS. HOT TOPIC INC

Tentative ruling for October 8, 2020 on Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement by Plaintiff Harold Rojas The Court (a) grants Plaintiffs' request for preliminary approval of the proposed class action settlement; (b) conditionally certifies the proposed class as defined in the settlement agreement for purposes of settlement only; (c) approves the procedures set forth in the settlement agreement with respect to the notice to the members of the class; (d) approves Plaintiff as class representative

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

BARNES VS. AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.

Plaintiff Mark Barnes' Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing Date The Court has reviewed the supplemental briefing filed in response to the August 28, 2020 minute order. The motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is GRANTED as to the parties’ First Amended Stipulation of Resolution, attached to the Supplemental Han Declaration (ROA 174) as Exhibit 5.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

JOHNSON VS. SEASPINE HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Plaintiff Mary Anne Johnson's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is CONTINUED to November 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Department CX104 to permit the parties to respond to the following items of concern. Any supplemental briefing shall be filed on or before November 10, 2020.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

PEREZ VS. APERTO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC.

The tentative ruling is to continue the hearing on plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement to December 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Counsel must file supplemental papers addressing the court’s concerns (not fully revised papers that would have to be re-read) at least 16 days before the next hearing date. Counsel should submit an amendment to the settlement agreement rather than any amended settlement agreement.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

JOHNSON VS. SEASPINE HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Plaintiff Mary Anne Johnson's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is CONTINUED to November 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Department CX104 to permit the parties to respond to the following items of concern. Any supplemental briefing shall be filed on or before November 10, 2020.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

ELLIS VS. UDR, INC.

Plaintiff Amy Searle's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class and Representative Action Settlement The hearing on Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is CONTINUED to November 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The Court will issue a minute order on or before October 13, 2020 setting forth the specific items that will need to be addressed with respect to the proposed settlement.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

NGUYEN VS. NORDSTROM, INC.

Plaintiff Trang Nguyen's Renewed Motion for Approval of Class Action and PAGA Settlement The motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is CONTINUED to November 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Department CX104 to permit the parties to respond to the following items of concern. Any supplemental briefing shall be filed on or before November 3, 2020. If a revised settlement agreement and/or class notice is submitted, a redline showing all changes, deletions and additions must be submitted as well.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

LOPEZ VS OTTNO INC.

Plaintiff's Andres Lopez's Unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Certification of the Settlement Class The Court has reviewed the supplemental briefing filed in response to the August 28, 2020 minute order. The motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is GRANTED as to the parties’ First Amended Class Action Settlement Agreement, attached to the Supplemental Davenport Declaration (ROA 208) as Exhibit 1.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

NGUYEN VS. NORDSTROM, INC.

Plaintiff Trang Nguyen's Renewed Motion for Approval of Class Action and PAGA Settlement The motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is CONTINUED to November 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Department CX104 to permit the parties to respond to the following items of concern. Any supplemental briefing shall be filed on or before November 3, 2020. If a revised settlement agreement and/or class notice is submitted, a redline showing all changes, deletions and additions must be submitted as well.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

ELLIS VS. UDR, INC.

Plaintiff Amy Searle's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class and Representative Action Settlement The hearing on Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement is CONTINUED to November 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The Court will issue a minute order on or before October 13, 2020 setting forth the specific items that will need to be addressed with respect to the proposed settlement.

  • Hearing

    Oct 09, 2020

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