Case Details

CourtNorthern District of California
Docket number3:14-cv-01983
Date case filed2014-04-29
Date case closed2014-12-16
Date of latest filing
Assigned toHon. Thelton E. Henderson
Case cause29:201 Fair Labor Standards Act
Nature of suit790 Labor: Other
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionDiversity

Case Parties

Party: Jeri Connolly
Party type: Plaintiff
Individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated
Attorney name: John T. Mullan
Attorney Contact:
Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe, LLP
351 California Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 434-9800
Fax: (415) 434-0513
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Michelle G. Lee
Attorney Contact:
Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe, LLP
351 California Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 434-9800
Fax: (415) 434-0513
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Steven G. Zieff
Attorney Contact:
Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe, LLP
351 California Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-434-9800
Fax: 415-434-0513
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Rhonda Arneson
Party type: Plaintiff
Individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated
Attorney name: John T. Mullan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Michelle G. Lee
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Steven G. Zieff
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Weight Watchers North America Inc
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Jesse A. Cripps , Jr.
Attorney Contact:
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 5200
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197
(213) 229-7792
Fax: (213) 229-7520
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Matthew Louis Berde
Attorney Contact:
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
555 Mission Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-393-8265
Fax: 415-374-8428
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
12014-04-29 CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT; JURY TRIAL DEMANDED against Weight Watchers North America, Inc. (Filing fee $ 400.00, receipt number 0971-8575965.). Filed by Jeri Connolly, Rhonda Arneson. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Mullan, John) (Filed on 4/29/2014) Modified on 4/30/2014 (gbaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/29/2014)
1.1 Civil Cover Sheet
22014-04-29 Proposed Summons. (Mullan, John) (Filed on 4/29/2014) (Entered: 04/29/2014)
32014-04-30 Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. (bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/30/2014) (Entered: 04/30/2014)
42014-04-30 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 7/25/2014. Case Management Conference set for 8/1/2014 02:00 PM in Courtroom G, 15th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order) (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/30/2014) (Entered: 04/30/2014)
52014-04-30 Summons Issued as to Weight Watchers North America Inc. (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/30/2014) (Entered: 04/30/2014)
62014-05-02 MOTION to Relate Case; PLAINTIFFS UNOPPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES PURSUANT TO CIVIL LOCAL RULE 3-12 filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Mullan, John) (Filed on 5/2/2014) (Entered: 05/02/2014)
72014-05-05 NOTICE of Appearance by Jesse A. Cripps, Jr (Cripps, Jesse) (Filed on 5/5/2014) (Entered: 05/05/2014)
82014-05-13 ORDER RELATING CASES C09-4926 TEH and C14-1983 JCS. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 05/12/2014. (tmi, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/13/2014) (Entered: 05/13/2014)
92014-05-30 CLERKS NOTICE ON REASSIGNMENT. Case Management Statement due by 8/4/2014. Initial Case Management Conference set for 8/11/2014 01:30 PM in Courtroom 12, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (tmi, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/30/2014) (Entered: 05/30/2014)
102014-05-30 REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Attorney for Weight Watchers North America Inc., Jesse A. Cripps on April 30, 2014 by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. Waiver of Service due by 5/30/2014. (Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 5/30/2014) (Entered: 05/30/2014)
112014-05-30 WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by Jeri Connolly, Rhonda Arneson. Service waived by Weight Watchers North America Inc waiver sent on 4/30/2014, answer due 6/30/2014. (Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 5/30/2014) (Entered: 05/30/2014)
122014-06-11 NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Louis Berde (Berde, Matthew) (Filed on 6/11/2014) (Entered: 06/11/2014)
132014-06-11 MOTION for Settlement; -Notice of Unopposed Motion For Order Certifying Settlement Class And Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. Motion Hearing set for 7/28/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Thelton E. Henderson. Responses due by 7/18/2014. Replies due by 7/18/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Steven G. Zieff in Support of Motion for Order Certifying Settlement Class and Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement, # 2 Exhibit 1 through 4 to Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 3 Proposed Order Certifying Settlement Class and Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement)(Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 6/11/2014) (Entered: 06/11/2014)
13.1 Declaration of Steven G. Zieff in Support of Motion for Order Certifying Settlem
13.2 Exhibit 1 through 4 to Declaration of Steven G. Zieff
13.3 Proposed Order Certifying Settlement Class and Preliminarily Approving Class Act
142014-06-17 STIPULATION re 1 Complaint; -Joint Stipulation Re Postponement of Filing of Responsive Pleading filed by Weight Watchers North America Inc. (Cripps, Jesse) (Filed on 6/17/2014) (Entered: 06/17/2014)
152014-07-03 ORDER requesting supplemental briefing re: 13 MOTION for Settlement. Joint filing shall be due on or before July 11, 2014. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 7/3/14. (tehlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/3/2014) (Entered: 07/03/2014)
162014-07-10 Supplemental Brief re 13 MOTION for Settlement Unopposed Motion For Order Certifying Settlement Class And Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement; -PLAINTIFFS SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, WITH DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 1715(b) OF THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Proof of Service of CAFA Notice), # 2 Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 3 Declaration of Rhonda Arneson, # 4 Declaration of Jeri Connolly, # 5 Exhibit / Attachment 1 (At-Risk Letter))(Related document(s) 13 ) (Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 7/10/2014) (Entered: 07/10/2014)
172014-07-21 ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson certifying settlement class and granting 13 motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement. (tehlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/21/2014) (Entered: 07/21/2014)
182014-07-22 CLERK'S NOTICE Vacating Case Management Conference previously scheduled for 8/11/2014, and scheduling Fairness Hearing for 12/15/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. This is a text only docket entry, there is no document associated with this notice. (tmi, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/22/2014) (Entered: 07/22/2014)
192014-07-23 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Weight Watchers North America Inc POS of Official Notice of Class Settlement Required by 28 U.S.C. 1715 (Berde, Matthew) (Filed on 7/23/2014) (Entered: 07/23/2014)
202014-08-04 Joint Administrative MOTION To Correct The Class Notice Form and To Clarify Sections 5(C) and (D) of the Joint Stipulation of Settlement filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. Responses due by 8/8/2014. (Attachments: #(1) Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 8/4/2014) (Entered: 08/04/2014)
212014-08-07 Order by Hon. Thelton E. Henderson granting 20 Motion To Correct The Class Notice Form and To Clarify Sections 5(C) and (D) of the Joint Stipulation of Settlement.(tmi, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/7/2014) (Entered: 08/07/2014)
222014-08-11 MOTION for Attorney's Fees; -PLAINTIFFS NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. Motion Hearing set for 12/15/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Thelton E. Henderson. Responses due by 8/25/2014. Replies due by 9/2/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 2 Exhibit 1 to the Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 3 Exhibit 2 to the Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 4 Exhibit 3 to the Declaration of Steven G. Zieff)(Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 8/11/2014) (Entered: 08/11/2014)
232014-09-24 Joint MOTION to Permit Distribution of Corrective Notice filed by Weight Watchers North America Inc. Responses due by 10/8/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Joint Administrative Motion to Permit Distribution of Corrective Notice)(Cripps, Jesse) (Filed on 9/24/2014) (Entered: 09/24/2014)
242014-09-25 ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson denying without prejudice 23 Joint motion to permit distribution of corrective notice. (tehlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/25/2014) (Entered: 09/25/2014)
252014-09-30 Joint MOTION to Permit Distribution of Corrective Notice (Renewed Motion) filed by Weight Watchers North America Inc. Responses due by 10/14/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cripps, Jesse) (Filed on 9/30/2014) (Entered: 09/30/2014)
262014-09-30 Order as modified by Hon. Thelton E. Henderson granting 25 Renewed Joint Administrative Motion to Permit Distribution of Corrective Notice.(mklS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/30/2014) Modified on 9/30/2014 (mklS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/30/2014)
272014-10-14 MOTION for Settlement; -PLAINTIFFS NOTICE OF UNOPPOSED MOTION AND MOTION FOR JUDGMENT AND FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. Motion Hearing set for 12/15/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Thelton E. Henderson. Responses due by 10/28/2014. Replies due by 11/4/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 2 Exhibit 1 to the Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 3 Exhibit 2 to the Declaration of Steven G. Zieff, # 4 Declaration of Jesse A. Cripps in Support of Plaintiffs Motion for Final Approval, # 5 Declaration of Amanda Myette of Rust Consulting (Exhibit A), # 6 Proposed Order Granting Final Approval Of Class Action Settlement, # 7 Proposed Order Proposed Judgment)(Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 10/14/2014) (Entered: 10/14/2014)
282014-10-14 Supplemental Brief in Support of re 22 MOTION for Attorney Fees; -PLAINTIFFS NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. (Attachments: #(1) [Proposed] Order Approving Attorneys Fees To Class Counsel)(Related document(s) 22 ) (Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 10/14/2014) (Entered: 10/14/2014)
292014-10-15 [Proposed] Order re 27 MOTION for Settlement; -PLAINTIFFS NOTICE OF UNOPPOSED MOTION AND MOTION FOR JUDGMENT AND FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT; --AMENDED [PROPOSED] ORDER: (1)Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Plan of Distribution; (2)Approving Service Payments to Named Plaintiffs; (3)Approving Attorney's Fees to Class Counsel; and (4)Retaining Jurisdiction filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly. (Attachments: #(1) Exhibit 1)(Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 10/15/2014) (Entered: 10/15/2014)
302014-12-15 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Hon. Thelton E. Henderson: Fairness Hearing held on 12/15/2014. Court finds adequate notice was provided to class members. No class members are present, and no objections or opt-outs have been received. Court finds settlement satisfactory pursuant to Federal Civil Rule 23 and grants final approval of class settlement and motion for attorney fees and costs. Case shall be closed, but jurisdiction is retained for enforcement of settlement. Court will issue order. Court Reporter Kathy Polvi. Plaintiff Attorney Steven Zieff; John Mullan; Michelle Lee. Defendant Attorney Jesse Cripps. This is a text only Minute Entry (tmi, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 12/15/2014) (Entered: 12/15/2014)
312014-12-16 ORDER Granting 22 Motion for Attorneys' Fees and 27 Motion for Settlement by Judge Thelton E. Henderson. (tehlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/16/2014) (Entered: 12/16/2014)
322014-12-16 JUDGMENT on Class Action Settlement. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 12/16/14. (tehlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/16/2014) (Entered: 12/16/2014)
332015-07-08 NOTICE filed by Rhonda Arneson, Jeri Connolly; -JOINT NOTICE OF FILING OF SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATORS DECLARATION ATTESTING TO COMPLETION OF ADMINISTRATION (Attachments: #(1) Exhibit A - Declaration of Amanda Myette)(Zieff, Steven) (Filed on 7/8/2015) (Entered: 07/08/2015)