COZZITORTO VS. AAA

Case No.: MSC13-02656     Track Rulings In Case

HEARING ON MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT

FILED BY NATHAN COZZITORTO, et al.

* TENTATIVE RULING: *

Motion granted.

The primary determination to be made is whether the proposed settlement is “fair, reasonable, and adequate,” under Dunk v. Ford Motor Co. (1996) 48 Cal.App.4th 1794, 1801, including “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 state of the proceedings, the experience and views of counsel, the presence of a governmental participant, and the reaction … to the proposed settlement.”

As indicated in the preliminary approval, the evidence weighs in favor of final approval. Since the preliminary approval, notice to the class members has been successful. Over 1,000 claims have been received from the 172........