REBECCA SCHEUERMAN VS VITAMIN SHOPPE INDUSTRIES INC

Scheuerman v. Vitamin Shoppe Industries, 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 $170,000 for fees and $11,540.76 for costs to class counsel, and $2,500 for service awards to the sole class representative.

Defer approval of payment of administrative costs until a declaration is filed by administrator justifying the amount of costs sought.

DISCUSSION

I. Background

Plaintiff Rebecca Scheuerman (“Plaintiff”) commenced this action on August 27, 2015 against Defendant Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc. (“Defendant”). Prior to filing her action here, Plaintiff filed a previous action in Case No. 3:15-cv-00025-AJB-NLS (S.D. Cal.) on January 7, 2015, which was dismissed on August 12, 2015, as the federal court had no CAFA........