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BRANDON KERVIN, ET AL., Plaintiffs v. SUPREME SERVICE & SPECIALTY COMPANY, INC., SECTION: “E” (4) Defendant.

United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana.

June 17, 2016.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brandon Kervin, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Nicholas Ardoin, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Aubrey Lee Castille, Jr, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Chris Castoe, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jai Dufrene, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Russell Freeman, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Joshua Gunn, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Mario Moreno, Jr, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Mark Peacock, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Alonzo Robles, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jody Stinson, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Mark Wallace, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Randy Pruden, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

John Citizen, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Josh Schleben, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Micah Matlock, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

David Moon, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Marc Alan Davidson, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Wesley Jared Harper, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

James Maxey, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Cecil Delaughter, III, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Chad Born, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jason Moss, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Torrance Hoye, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Huey McCray, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Aaron Perkins, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Kody Leonard, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Dusty E Weidnex, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Lamarquis Brooks, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Marcos N Martinez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Demone Thomas, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Fidencio DeLeon, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Brandon Hobbs, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Todd Burroughs, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC, William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP, Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Oscar Sepulveda, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Eduardo Mena, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Michael Billeaudeau, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Brandon Laperouse, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

John William Byrd, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

William Scott Owens, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jason Griffin, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Juan Pena, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Greg Moore, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Eugene Soliz, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Charles Anderson, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Joshua Stephens, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Johnny Soliz, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

William Norton, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Aaron Willard, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Mike Nanney, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Ruben Gonzalez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Tommie Spirlock, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC, pro hac vice & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Tyler Spirlock, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC, pro hac vice & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Matt Ross, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

John Alfaro, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Joe David Hinojosa, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Ivan Perez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

David Trevino, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

David Almaraz, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Danny Narvaez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jaime Ruelas, Jr., Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Phillip Morones, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

David Freeman, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Edward B. Bernal, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Roy W. Giddens, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Justin Langford, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jeremy Cravens, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Chuck Miller, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jacob Sawyer, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Ryan Stroope, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Datrill Gipson, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jason Woodard, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Juan Pastert, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Benjamin Molodecki, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Ron Brothers, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

John Hofstetter, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Antonio Benavides, III, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Elias Huitron, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Justin Cantu, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Joshua Carrion, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Matthew Ragsdale, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Chris Lee, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Angel Smith, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Frank Ovalle, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

John Osborne, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

R. H. Barrera, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Cory Byrd, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Elijah Hill, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Ethan Jessee, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Keith Phillips, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Michael Peltier, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Douglas Reed, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jarae Parker, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Daniel Martinez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Rogue Longoria, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Cody Holford, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Mark A. Harris, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Rudy Reyes, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Gregory Rochelle, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Grayson M. Hebert, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jeremy Swaim, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Mitchell Paul Romero, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Patrick Lynch, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Dustin Grubbs, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Brice M. Bouillion, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Justin Briggs, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Lamarquis Brooks, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Dallas Brown, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Rayshawn Cox, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Andrew S. Cronin, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Rusty Dartez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

James Duncan, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

BJ Newton, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jose Alonso Olivarez, IV, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Gregory Stapleton, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Demone Thomas, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jessie Underwood, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Robert A. Yerks, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Robert Austin Bainbridge, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Brandon Blake, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

John K. Citizen, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Michael S. Creger, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Marcos DeLeon, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jose Roy Garza, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jose Antonio Godines, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

William Isreal, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Justin Laughlin, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Daniel Lowery, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Mason Miller, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

John L. Osborne, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Bradley Peavy, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

William Scott, II, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Joachim Chautin, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Israel Suastegui, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jose Olivarez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Ronald G. DeBaun, Jr., Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Armando Guerrero, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Alpheus Lewis, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Bobby W. Lynn, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jason Paul, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Joshua Stephens, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Seth Swint, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Justin Tapley, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Robert Young, Jr., Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Armando Arce, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Christopher W. Icenhower, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

David Marshall, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Aaron Elmore, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Isidro Huerta, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Wesley Muelles, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jacob Billeaud, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jeremy Gardea, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Robert A. Rendon, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Robert Earl Sims, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Michael D. Gomez, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Brad Black, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Jacobi Griffin, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC, Craig M. Sico , Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh LLP, Lauren E. Braddy , Phipps Anderson Deacon, pro hac vice, Timothy Dean Raub , Raub Law Firm PC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Benjamin Arriola, Plaintiff, Pro Se.

Hector Ortiz, Plaintiff, represented by Michael Thomas Tusa, Jr. , Sutton & Alker, LLC & William Clifton Alexander , Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.

Supreme Service & Specialty Company, Inc., Defendant, represented by Brooke Duncan, III , Adams & Reese, LLP, Lauren L. Tafaro , Adams & Reese, LLP & Randall Scott Hetrick , Adams & Reese, LLP, pro hac vice.


ORDER AND REASONS

SUSIE MORGAN, District Judge.

Before the Court is the parties’ Joint Motion to Approve Settlement.1 For the reasons below, the motion is GRANTED.

BACKGROUND

Plaintiff Brandon Kervin filed this collective action, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, on February 27, 2015. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant Supreme Service & Specialty Company, Inc. (“Defendant”) violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 19382 because Defendant failed to pay Plaintiffs overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.3

The Court approved the parties’ consent motion to certify the collective class on August 25, 2015,4 and 169 individuals joined the lawsuit by the Court’s deadline.5 Eighteen plaintiffs were later voluntarily dismissed by agreement.6 Two individuals who were inadvertently left off the notice list were allowed to participate in the case and included in settlement negotiations.7

On June 6, 2016, the parties reached a settlement agreement in a settlement conference before the magistrate judge.8 The parties’ settlement resolves the claims of all but one of the plaintiffs.9 The parties agreed to voluntarily dismiss Plaintiff Jarae Parker’s claims without prejudice and resolve his claims in another action pending in another section of this Court.10 On June 13, 2016, the parties jointly moved to approve the proposed settlement agreement and dismiss this matter with prejudice.11

STANDARD OF LAW

The Court “must approve any settlement reached by the parties which resolves the claims in this action brought under [29 U.S.C. § 216(b)].”12 “In order to approve a settlement proposed by an employer and employees of a suit brought under the FLSA and enter a stipulated judgment, a court must determine that the settlement is a fair and reasonable resolution of a bona fide dispute over FLSA provisions.”13 The Court must scrutinize the proposed settlement agreement to verify that parties are not circumventing the “clear FLSA requirements” by entering into a settlement agreement.14 When deciding whether to approve a proposed settlement, the Court must assess whether the proposed settlement is both (1) the product of a bona fide dispute over the FLSA’s provisions and (2) fair and reasonable.15

ANALYSIS

I. Is the Settlement the Product of a Bona Fide Dispute?

When deciding whether a bona fide dispute exists, the Court considers whether there is a “genuine dispute as to the Defendant’s liability under the FLSA,”16 as “[w]ithout a bona fide dispute, no settlement could be fair and reasonable.”17 This is particularly true in an “FLSA [action because its provisions] are mandatory, and not subject to negotiation and bargaining between employers and employees.”18

The Court finds that a bona fide dispute exists between Plaintiffs and Defendant with regard to whether Defendant violated the FLSA. The parties contested both the hours worked and compensation due. Plaintiffs prosecuted the case through written discovery and a corporate deposition of Supreme Service’s former chief operations officer.19 Supreme Service, meanwhile, submitted its own written discovery to Plaintiffs, took four depositions (and had about five more planned at the time of settlement), and reviewed thousands of pages of records to support its affirmative defenses and its position concerning potential damages.20 Supreme Service also had filed a motion for summary judgment.21 Additionally, a five-day jury trial is set to begin September 19, 2016.22 The Court finds this sufficient to conclude that in this case there was “both aggressive prosecution and strenuous defense” to prove a bona fide dispute.23

II. Is the Settlement Fair and Reasonable?

In determining whether a negotiation is fair and reasonable under the FLSA, courts are guided by Reed v. General Motors Corporation, in which the Fifth Circuit enumerated factors to determine whether a settlement is fair in a class action under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.24 Courts, however, “adopt or vary these factors in their application in light of the special role of the Court in settlement of FLSA claims.”25 There are six factors: (1) the existence of fraud or collusion behind the settlement; (2) the complexity, expense, and likely duration of the litigation; (3) the stage of the proceedings and the amount of discovery completed; (4) the probability of the plaintiffs’ success on the merits; (5) the range of possible recovery; and (6) the opinions of class counsel, class representatives, and absent class members.26

A. Application of the Factors

1. The existence of fraud or collusion behind the settlement

With respect to the “fraud or collusion” factor, there are several presumptions that guide a court’s determination of whether a settlement is fair and reasonable. “[T]here is a strong presumption in favor of finding a settlement fair,”27 and, absent evidence to the contrary, there is a presumption that no fraud or collusion occurred between counsel.28 In light of these presumptions, however, “it is clear that the court should not give rubberstamp approval.”29 The Court has found no indication of fraud or collusion. The parties have engaged in discovery, motions practice, and negotiations to resolve this matter. This factor indicates the settlement is fair and reasonable.

2. The complexity, expense, and likely duration of the litigation

The instant case has been pending more than a year and, while the discovery period has almost concluded and a five-day jury trial is set to begin September 19, 2016, there are still numerous unresolved issues, including number of hours worked and compensation due. The Court finds that the unresolved issues and the complexity of the litigation indicate the settlement is fair and reasonable.

3. The stage of the proceedings and the amount of discovery completed

A court will consider how much formal discovery has been completed for two reasons: (1) “extensive discovery [by the parties indicates] a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their respective cases and hence that the settlement’s value is based upon such adequate information,” and (2) “full discovery demonstrates that the parties have litigated the case in an adversarial manner and . . . therefore . . . settlement is not collusive but arms-length.”30 The lack of much formal discovery is not necessarily fatal, however, and a court may look to informal avenues of gathering information or may approve a settlement with no formal discovery conducted.31

In this case, the parties have engaged in both pre-certification discovery as well as extensive “merits” discovery for the last eleven months. Supreme Service’s corporate representative was deposed, and four plaintiffs were deposed. The parties have exchanged thousands of pages of documents. The Court therefore finds the parties have litigated the case in an adversarial manner and are sufficiently familiar with the facts of this case to reach a fair settlement. This factor weighs in favor of finding the settlement fair and reasonable.

4. The probability of the plaintiffs’ success on the merits

It is uncertain at this point whether Plaintiffs would be successful at trial. Defendant provided a series of affirmative defenses, including the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”) exemption to the FLSA’s overtime pay requirements and prescription.32 Defendant contended the claims of 28 Plaintiffs should be wholly barred and the claims of 59 Plaintiffs should be partially barred because Plaintiffs lack evidence of the “willfulness” required to apply the FLSA’s three-year statute of limitations.33

Defendants asserted that the MCA exemption to FLSA’s overtime pay requirements applies to 84 Plaintiffs who recorded driving across state lines vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds.34 Plaintiffs contested the MCA exemption citing the “covered employee” exception which allows employees whose work includes driving vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds to be eligible for overtime.35

The Court finds that given the numerous unresolved disputes between the parties and the stage at which this litigation remains, it is unclear whether Plaintiffs would be meritorious. This factor indicates the settlement is fair and reasonable.

5. The range of possible recovery

The settlement amounts for the majority of the putative class are based on a negotiated number of overtime hours that the Plaintiffs allegedly worked but for which they were not paid overtime.36 Compromise amounts of overtime are provided for those Plaintiffs whose claims may be completely barred.37 The Court finds that all of the agreedupon amounts are within a range of possible recovery for the Plaintiffs, indicating the settlement is fair and reasonable.38

6. The opinions of class counsel, class representatives, and absent class members

The only parties to the settlement are the Plaintiffs and Defendant Supreme Service Company, Inc. There are no “absent class members.”39 All parties are represented by counsel.40 The parties jointly seek judicial approval of a settlement agreement that addresses a bona fide dispute and was negotiated in good faith. The parties negotiated a settlement agreement before the magistrate judge. The Court finds the final factor indicates the settlement is fair and reasonable.

B. Conclusion

All six of the factors indicate the proposed settlement is fair and reasonable. Accordingly, the Court finds the proposed settlement agreement is fair and reasonable.

CONCLUSION

For the foregoing reasons, the Court finds the settlement agreement is both premised on a bona fide dispute and fair and reasonable.

Accordingly;

IT IS ORDERED that the motion to dismiss Plaintiff Jarae Parker without prejudice is GRANTED.41 Plaintiff Jarae Parker’s claims are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Joint Motion to Approve Settlement is GRANTED and the parties’ settlement agreement is APPROVED.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement.

FootNotes

1. R. Doc. 133.

2. 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq.

3. R. Doc. 1 ¶ 1.2.

4. R. Doc. 74.

5. See R. Doc. 133-1 at 1.

6. R. Docs. 105, 118, 119.

7. R. Doc. 130, 131.

8. R. Doc. 133

9. See R. Doc. 133-1 at 4.

10. See Gomez, et al v. Supreme Service & Specialty Co., Inc., No. 2:15-cv-05264. Accordingly, the parties’ joint motion to dismiss Plaintiff Jarae Parker without prejudice is GRANTED. R. Doc. 134. The claims of Plaintiff Jarae Parker are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

11. R. Doc. 133.

12. Collins v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., 568 F.Supp.2d 714, 717 (E.D. La. 2008).

13. Id. at 719.

14. See id.

15. Domingue v. Sun Electric & Instrumentation, Inc., No. 09-682, 2010 WL 1688793, at *1 (E.D. La Apr. 26, 2010).

16. Allen v. Entergy Operations, Inc., No. 11-1571, 2016 WL 614687, at *1 (E.D. La. Feb. 11, 2016).

17. Collins, 568 F. Supp. 2d at 719.

18. Allen, 2016 WL 614687, at *1.

19. R. Doc. 133 at 12.

20. R. Doc. 133 at 12-13.

21. R. Doc. 128.

22. R. Doc.

23. See Atkins v. Worley Catastrophe Response, LLC, No. 12-2401, 2014 WL 1456382, at *2 (E.D. La. Apr. 14, 2014).

24. Allen, 2016 WL 614687, at *2; Reed v. Gen. Motors Corp., 703 F.2d 170, 172 (5th Cir. 1983). See also Collins, 568 F. Supp. 2d at 722 (noting “Rule 23 does not control FLSA collective actions, [but] many courts have adopted many of Rule 23’s procedures” given the court’s discretion under §216(b)).

25. Collins, 568 F. Supp. 2d at 722.

26. Id. (citing Camp v. Progressive Corp., No. 01-2680, 2004 WL 2149079 (E.D. La. Sept. 23, 2004)).

27. Domingue, 2010 WL 1688793, at *1 (internal quotations omitted).

28. Akins, 2014 WL 1456382, at *2.

29. Id. (quoting 4 NEWBERG ON CLASS ACTIONS §11.41 (4th ed.)).

30. NEWBERG ON CLASS ACTIONS § 13:50 (5th ed.)

31. See id; In re Chicken Antitrust Litig. Am. Poultry, 669 F.2d 228, 241 (5th Cir. 1982) (explaining that formal discovery is not “a necessary ticket to the bargaining table” where the parties and the court are adequately informed to determine the fairness of the settlement) (citing In re Corrugated Container Antitrust Litigation, 643 F.2d 195, 211 (5th Cir. 1981)).

32. See R. Doc. 21 at 9-11.

33. R. Doc. 133-1 at 2.

34. Id.

35. Id.

36. Id. at 3.

37. Id. at 4.

38. See Collins, 568 F.Supp. 2d at 726-27.

39. See LaChapelle v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., 513 F.2d 286, 288 (5th Cir. 1975) (“Under [29 U.S.C. § 216(b)], . . . no person can become a party plaintiff and no person will be bound by or may benefit from judgment unless he has affirmatively `opted into’ the class; that is, given his written, filed consent.”); Brown v. United Furniture Industries, Inc., No. 13-246, 2015 WL 1457265, at *5 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 30, 2015) (“[I]n an FLSA collective action, there are no absent class members; only those who have opted in are considered parties to the suit and bound by the results of the action.”).

40. “`The Court is entitled to rely on the judgment of experienced counsel in its evaluation of the merits of a class action settlement.'” Lackey v. SDT Waste & Debris Servs., LLC, No. 11-1087, 2014 WL 4809535, at *2 (E.D. La. Sept. 26, 2014) (quoting Collins, 568 F. Supp. 2d at 727).

41. R. Doc. 134.