United States District Court, E.D. Wisconsin, Green Bay Division
KAITLYN COLE, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff,
MENN LAW FIRM, LTD., Defendant.
PRELIMINARY APPROVAL ORDER
WILLIAM C. GRIESBACH, DISTRICT JUDGE.
Court, having considered Plaintiffs motion for preliminary
approval, hereby grants preliminary approval to the Class
Settlement Agreement ("Agreement") between
Plaintiff, Kaitlyn Cole, individually and as representative
of the class of persons defined below ("Class"),
and Defendant, Menn Law Firm, Ltd. ("Menn").
for purposes of this Class Action Settlement and based upon
the Parties' stipulations as set forth therein, with
respect to certifying this action as a class action for
settlement purposes the Court finds:
A. The Class is so numerous that joinder of all members is
B. There are questions of law and fact common to the proposed
C. The individual claims of Plaintiff are typical of the
claims of the Class;
D. Plaintiff is an appropriate and adequate representative
for the Class;
E. The questions of law and fact common to the Class
predominate over any questions affecting only individual
F. A class action is superior to other methods for fairly and
efficiently settling this controversy;
G. Regarding appointment of Class Counsel under Fed.R.Civ.P.
23(g), the Court finds, after consideration of the factors
described in Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(g)(1)(A), Plaintiffs counsel,
Stern-Thomasson LLP, has, and will continue to, fairly and
adequately represent the interests of the Class;
H. Regarding the proposed Agreement, after consideration of
the Agreement attached as Exhibit A to the Motion,
the Court makes the preliminary finding, subject to a final
hearing, that the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable,
I. and the Court being duly advised in the premises,
IS HEREBY ORDERED
Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(c)(1), and for settlement
purposes only, the Court certifies this action as a class
action pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(b)(3) ...