Brett Smith v. Kennedy Management Services

Brett Smith, as an individual and on behalf of all others similarly situated (“Plaintiff”), filed this wage and hour action against Kennedy Management Services, Inc. (“Defendant”) on December 7, 2017. The matter was settled after the parties attended mediation; and the Court preliminarily approved the settlement in February 2020. Plaintiff has now filed a Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Class Representative’s Service Award, and Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. No opposition has been filed.
The settlement provides for a gross settlement amount of $300,000. After deducting administration costs of $12,455, Plaintiff’s $5,000 service award, attorneys’ fees and costs of $125,000 to class counsel, and a $7,500 payment to the Labor & Workforce Development Agency, the remaining net settlement amount of approximately $150,045 will be distributed to all settlement class members who have not opted-out of the settlement. The average estimated payout to class members is........