Leon v. Double Zero, Inc.

MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

TENTATIVE RULING

Grant final approval, finding that the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. Award $39,600 for fees and $3,333.72 for costs to class counsel, $5,000 for service awards to the named Plaintiff, and $9,000 for administrative costs to the claims administrator. Approve payment of $1,500 in PAGA penalties to the LWDA.

DISCUSSION

I. Background

This is a wage and hour class action. The Complaint sets forth the following causes of action: (1) Failure to Pay Overtime; (2) Failure to Pay Minimum Wages; (3) Failure to Provide Meal Periods; (4) Failure to Timely Furnish Accurate Itemized Wage Statements; (5) Violations of Labor Code §203; (6) Unfair Business Practices; (7) Declaratory Relief; and (8) for PAGA penalties.

Following extensive litig........