UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
September 30, 2010
GREGORY GEIS AND STEWART ROPER, ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AND OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, PLAINTIFFS,
WALGREEN COMPANY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J.
Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J.
In this matter, the Court has previously granted preliminary certification of the settlement class and approval of the class settlement (D.E. 127). For the reasons set forth in its Opinion filed herewith, the Court certifies the settlement class and grants final approval to the class action settlement(D.E.173). The Court has reviewed the separate applications for an award of attorney's fees and costs filed on behalf of Gregory Geis (D.E. 151) and Stewart Roper (D.E. 163), and the application for an award to each class representative (D.E. 163), all such amounts to be paid out of the settlement funds. For the reasons set forth in the Opinion filed herewith the Court grants attorneys' fees in the amount of $600,000, to be divided equally between Geis counsel and Roper counsel; costs in the amount of $3,000 for Geis counsel, subject to itemization, and $17,616.90 for Roper counsel; and an award to each class representative in the amount of $2,500.
SO ORDERED this 30th day of September, 2010.
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