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13-2213 - Morales et al v. Unilever United States, Inc.


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13-2213 - Morales et al v. Unilever United States, Inc.
November 13, 2013
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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 11/12/2013 ORDERING 5 the motion hearing shall be heard on 4/7/2014 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 5, 14th Floor; Scheduling Conference CONTINUED to 5/27/2014 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb; a joint status report shall be filed no later than 5/13/2014.(Reader, L)
April 9, 2014
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tent with this Order. (Becknal, R)MEMORANDUM AND ORDER RE: MOTION TO DISMISS signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 4/9/14 ORDERING, because plaintiffs have alleged the "circumstances constituting fraud" with sufficient particularity, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b), the court must deny defendant's motion to dismiss on this basis. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that defendant's motion to dismiss be, and the same hereby is, GRANTED with respect to plaintiffs' claims on behalf of similarly situated purchasers to the extent that they arise under the laws of states other than California and Massachusetts, and DENIED in all other respects. Plaintiffs have twenty days from the day this Order is signed to file an amended Complaint, if they can do so consis
April 22, 2014
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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 4/21/2014 ORDERING 28 Defendant's answer to the First Amended Complaint on or before 4/23/2014; the parties participated in a Rule 26(f) conference on 4/15/2014; the parties' initial disclosures would otherwise be due on or before 4/29/2014; The parties hereby stipulate that they will exchange initial disclosures on or before 5/13/2014; Defendant will answer the First Amended Complaint on or before 5/29/2014; Defendant will answer, move, or otherwise plead in response to the Second Amended Complaint, should Plaintiffs decide to file one, on or before 5/29/2014.(Reader, L)
May 12, 2014
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STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 5/9/14 ORDERING that the 5/27/2014 Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference is hereby VACATED. The Parties shall serve the initial disclosures by no later than 5/16/2014; all non-expert discovery shall be completed by 2/13/2015; Plaintiffs shall disclose their experts and produce reports by no later than 3/13/2015; Defendant shall conduct any depositions of plaintiffs' expert witnesses by no later than 4/10/2015; Defendant shall disclose its experts and produce reports by no later than 4/10/2015; Plaintiffs shall conduct any depositions of defendant's expert witnesses by no later than 5/8/2015; Plaintiffs shall disclose any rebuttal expert witnesses and produce rebuttal expert reports by no later than 5/8/2015; Defendant shall conduct any depositions of plaintiffs' rebuttal witnesses by no later than 6/5/2015; all expert discovery shall be completed by 6/12/2015; Plaintiffs motion for class certification shall be filed on or before 7/10/2015; Defendant shall file its opposition on or before 8/21/2015; and plaintiffs shall file their reply on or before 9/18/2015; the court will hear plaintiff's motion for class certification on 10/5/2015, or on the next available hearing date; all other motions shall be filed on or before 12/7/2015; the Final Pretrial Conference is SET for 2/16/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb; a Jury Trial is SET for 4/12/2016 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. (Kastilahn, A)
October 7, 2014
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STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 10/7/14. (Becknal, R)
January 5, 2015
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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 1/5/15. The parties stipulation to modify the Pretrial Scheduling Order is GRANTED; and the Order is modified (see order for details).(Dillon, M)
April 28, 2015
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STIPULATION and SECOND ORDER TO MODIFY SCHEDULING ORDER 44 signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 4/28/2015: The Court shall hear oral argument on Plaintiffs' motion for class certification on 4/4/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. The Court shall hear oral argument on any motions for summary judgment on 7/11/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. The Final Pretrial Conference is reset for 9/12/2016 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. Jury Trial is reset for 11/15/2016 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. (Counsel shall refer to the attached order for further dates and details.) (Kirksey Smith, K)
September 23, 2015
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STIPULATION and THIRD ORDER TO MODIFY SCHEDULING ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 9/22/15 46: Discovery due by 2/29/2016; Designation of Expert Witnesses due by 4/29/2016; Dispositive Motions filed by 9/23/2016; Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification filed by 7/1/2016; Final Pretrial Conference reset for 2/10/2017 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb, Jury Trial reset for 4/7/2017 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. (Counsel shall refer to the attached order for further dates and details.)(Meuleman, A) Modified on 9/24/2015 (Meuleman, A).
March 1, 2016
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STIPULATION AND FOURTH MODIFIED SCHEDULING ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 2/29/16: Designation of Expert Witnesses due by 8/23/2016. Discovery due by 4/29/2016. Motions filed by 11/22/2016. Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/10/2017 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. Jury Trial set for 6/6/2017 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. (Kaminski, H)
July 7, 2016
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ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 7/6/16 ORDERING Unilever's Request for attorney Ross L. Weiner to appear telephonically is GRANTED. The courtroom deputy shall email counsel with instructions on how to participate in the telephone conference call. Mr. Weiner's email address is [email protected] and, on the day of the hearing, he can be reached telephonically at (212) 446-4976. (Becknal, R)
July 12, 2016
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MEMORANDUM and ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 7/11/2016: The Final Fairness Hearing is set for 10/17/2016 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb, to determine whether the settlement agreement should be finally approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate. The following are the certain associated dates in this settlement: (a) The claims administrator shall publish notice pursuant to the notice plan by 8/11/2016; (b) Class members shall file objections, requests for exclusion, and claim forms by 9/19/2016; (c) Plaintiffs shall file a motion for attorney's fees no later than 9/12/2016. The parties shall file briefs in support of the final approval of the settlement no later than 9/12/2016. [See document for further details.] (Kirksey Smith, K)
July 14, 2016
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STIPULATION and MODIFIED SCHEDULING ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 7/13/16 ORDERING that the parties' stipulation to modify the 7/12/16 scheduling order [ECF No. 63] is GRANTED. (Becknal, R)
October 18, 2016
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER RE: FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND ATTORNEYS' FEES signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 10/18/16. CASE CLOSED(Becknal, R)
January 9, 2017
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ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 1/9/17 ORDERING that Class Counsel is authorized to reduce the award of Attorneys' Fees to Plaintiffs' Counsel (Dkt. No. 74, p. 21) by an amount sufficient to ensure that no class member receives less than $1 as payment for their approved and timely-filed claim. The Settlements Plan of Allocation (Exhibit A to the Settlement Agreement, Dkt. No. [66-3], at 28-29) is modified to require that no class member receive a settlement payment of less than $1, with the additional amount to be paid by a reduction in fees awarded to Plaintiffs' Counsel rather than any reduction in the amount paid to other members of the Settlement Class.The Claims Administrator is authorized to distribute the Settlement during the pendency of the appeal filed by Steven Helfand, which challenges only this Court's award of attorneys' fees. (Kastilahn, A)
March 28, 2018
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ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 2/27/18, GRANTING Plaintiff's 82 Motion for Disbursement of Funds. The Claims Administrator is directed to disburse the funds remaining in the Settlement Fund to EDF and EWG in equal shares. The 4/2/2018 hearing date is VACATED. (Kastilahn, A)