Molina et al v. Ace Homecare LLC

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2016-cv-02214

ORDER referring this matter to the Magistrate Judge for a Final Fairness Hearing on Plaintiffs' WARN Act class action settlement. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 5/2/2019. (SMA)

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PageID 899 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION TONI MOLINA, et al., Plaintiffs, Case No: 8:16-CV-2214-T-27TGW ACE HOMECARE LLC, BRL INVESTMENTS, LLC, ARTHUR BARLAAN and JOCELYN BARLAAN, Defendants. ORDER BEFORE THE COURT is the parties' Joint Status Report (Dkt. 117). On April 26, 2018, Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion for Approval of Collective Action Settlement and Preliminary Approval of Warn Act Class Action Settlement (Dkt. 90) was granted. (Dkt. 94). The WARN Act class action settlement was preliminarily approved and final approval of the settlement and approval of the attorneys' fees was deferred pending the final fairness hearing. A fairness hearing was scheduled for May 31, at 10:00 a.m. At the parties' request, the Fairness Hearing set for May 31, 2018 was continued pending further order of the Court. (Dkt. 97). And on August 6, 2018, the case was stayed as to Defendants Arthur and Jocelyn Barlaan due to the filing of a suggestion of bankruptcy. (Dkt. 114). The parties now advise the Court that because neither Defendants Ace Homecare LLC nor BRL Investments, LLC have pursued bankruptcy protection, this case should proceed against them. The parties request a Final Fairness Hearing be scheduled. Accordingly, this matter is REFERRED to the Magistrate Judge for a Final Fairness Hearing.' DONE AND ORDERED this 2-day of May, 2019. tuttum JAMES D. WHITTEMORE United States District Judge Copies to: Counsel of Record The case remains stayed as to Defendants Arthur Barlaan and Jocelyn Barlaan.