December 16, 2013
ZACHARY HASLETT on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff,
SECURITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, a special district, and ROBERT
BOYD N. BOLAND, Magistrate Judge.
This matter arises on the Unopposed Motion to Approve Settlement of Overtime Claim of Donald Chittenden [Doc. # 49, filed 11/26/2013] (the "Motion"). I held a hearing on the Motion this afternoon and made rulings on the record, which are incorporated here.
I find that the settlement of the claims of Donald Chittenden, the only opt-in plaintiff in this collective action, in the amount of $19, 500 is fair and reasonable under the circumstances of this case. I find also that a 20% attorneys fee award to the firm of Cornish & Dell'Olio, P.C., is fair and reasonable in view of the work undertaken on by that firm on the behalf of Mr. Chittenden.
IT IS ORDERED:
(1) The Motion [Doc. # 49] is GRANTED;
(2) The settlement of the claims of Mr. Chittenden in the amount of $19, 500.00 is fair and reasonable and is approved;
(3) An award of attorneys fees to the firm of Cornish & Dell'Olio, P.C., in the amount of $3, 900.00 for the work performed on behalf of Mr. Chittenden also is fair and reasonable and is approved; and
(4) The parties shall file a motion or stipulation to dismiss with prejudice on or before December 20, 2013.