The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on October 25, 2019, in Courtroom Suite 14106 before U.S. District Judge James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, United States Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle, Washington 98101. This hearing date and time may be moved. Please refer to the Settlement Status page for notice of any changes.
By no later than September 20, 2019, Class Counsel shall file a motion for final approval of the Settlement and a motion for attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses and a service award. The deadline to file an objection and any response to Class Counsel’s motions is no later than October 4, 2019. By no later than October 18, 2019, responses shall be filed, if any, to any filings by objectors, and any replies in support of final approval of the Settlement and/or Class Counsel’s application for attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses and a service award shall be filed.
At the Final Approval Hearing, the Court will consider, among other things, whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate; how much Plaintiff’s lawyers will receive for attorneys’ fees and expenses; and whether to approve a service award to the Settlement Class Representative. If there are objections, the Court will consider them. The Court will listen to people at the hearing who file in advance a timely notice of their intention to appear (see instructions here). At or after the Final Approval Hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement. There is no deadline by which the Court must make its decision.