Case Details

CourtEastern District of New York
Docket number1:11-cv-06090
Date case filed2011-12-15
Date case closed
Date of latest filing2012-02-17
Assigned toMagistrate Judge Robert M. Levy
Case cause29:201 Fair Labor Standards Act
Nature of suit710 Labor: Fair Standards
Jury demandNone
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Eric Monserrate
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Brent E. Pelton
Attorney Contact:
Pelton & Associates, PC
111 Broadway
Suite 901
New York, NY 10006
212-385-9700
Fax: 212-385-0800
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Jason Infante
Party type: Plaintiff
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated
Attorney name: Brent E. Pelton
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Robert Newman
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Brent E. Pelton
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Timothy J Perez
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Brent E. Pelton
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Michael Gallagher
Party type: Petitioner
Attorney name: Brent E. Pelton
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Tequipment, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Noel P Tripp
Attorney Contact:
Jackson Lewis LLP
58 S Service Road Suite 410
Melville, NY 11747
631-247-0404
Fax: 631-247-0425
Email: [email protected]
TERMINATED: 04/23/2012 LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Paul J. Siegel
Attorney Contact:
Jackson Lewis, LLP
58 South Service Road
Suite 410
Melville, NY 11747
631-247-0404
Fax: 631-247-0425
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Timothy James Domanick
Attorney Contact:
Jackson Lewis LLP
58 S. Service Road
Suite 410
Melville, NY 11747
631-247-4630
Fax: 631-247-0417
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Robert Sugarman
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Noel P Tripp
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/23/2012 LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Paul J. Siegel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Timothy James Domanick
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Damian Scarfo
Party type: Defendant
jointly and severally
Attorney name: Noel P Tripp
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/23/2012 LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Paul J. Siegel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Timothy James Domanick
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
12011-12-15 Complaint
1.1 Civil Cover Sheet
22011-12-21 Summons Returned Executed
32011-12-21 Summons Returned Executed
42011-12-21 Summons Returned Executed
52011-12-22 Notice of Appearance
62011-12-22 Notice of Appearance
72011-12-22 Notice of Appearance
82011-12-22 Stipulation
92012-01-13 Consent to Become Party (Class Action)
102012-01-20 Scheduling Order
112012-01-27 Disclosure of Interested Parties
122012-01-27 Answer to Complaint
132012-02-17 Motion to Adjourn Conference
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372012-11-17 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: I find that a fee award of $465,000 which provides a 4.34 multiplier of the reduced lodestar and constitutes fifteen percent of the $3,100,000.00 Settlement Fund, is a fair and reasonable fee under Goldberger and relat ed cases and should adequately compensate class counsel for its time and effort, for the risk it faced in this case, and for the high quality of its representation. Moreover, that reduced fee award will allow additional monies to be distributed to c lass members. Class counsel are also entitled to reimbursement of their reasonable litigation expenses. See In re Indep. Energy Holdings PLC Sec. Litig., 302 F. Supp. 2d 180, 183 n.3 (S.D.N.Y. 2003). Here, class counsels outofpocket expenses, inclu ding filing fees, postage, transportation, working meals, photocopies, and a mediators fee, are reasonable and were incidental and necessary to the representation of the class, and defendants do not object to the request. Counsel is therefore awarded $9,543.10 in expenses. Class counsel is directed to submit a proposed Final Judgment consistent with this Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy on 11/16/2012. (Marino, Janine) See attached M&O for details.