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Case 4:11-cv-00639-RAS Document 44 Filed 02/27/13 Page 1 of 1 PageID #: 523

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

SHERMAN DIVISION















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Case No. 4:11-cv-639








LISA D. BROCK
Plaintiff,


v.


THE KROGER CO.,
Defendant.









ORDER ON JOINT MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND

STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL



Pending before the court is the parties’ Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement and

Stipulation of Dismissal (Dkt. 40). On October 5, 2011, Plaintiff, Lisa D. Brock, filed this action

under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq. and the Family Medical Leave Act,

29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq. The parties notified the court that all claims between them had been

settled on or about January 4, 2013. On January 15, 2013, the parties filed the instant motion

requesting the court to approve the parties’ settlement agreement.



Settlement of private actions under the FLSA must be approved by the district court. 29

U.S.C. § 216(b); Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. U.S., 679 F.2d 1350, 1355 (11th Cir. 1982). Counsel

for both parties have represented that the terms of the settlement are “fair, reasonable, and

adequate . . .based on a thorough evaluation of the evidence and the underlying case law.” Joint

Mot. 1. The court has reviewed the settlement agreement under seal and concludes that the

agreement reflects a reasonable compromise of a bona fide dispute under the FLSA. See Lynn’s

Food Stores, Inc., 679 F.2d at 1354. The parties’ Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement and

Stipulation of Dismissal is GRANTED, and Plaintiff’s claims are DISMISSED WITH

PREJUDICE.



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