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United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division
March 10, 2021, Decided; March 10, 2021, Filed
Case No: 8:20-cv-893-T-35JSS
ORDER OF FINAL APPROVAL AND JUDGMENT
THIS CAUSE comes before the Court for consideration of Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Individual Awards. (Dkt. 20)
On July 20, 2020, Tamberly T. Brockman ("Plaintiff") filed her unopposed motion to preliminarily approve the parties' proposed class settlement.
On July 30, 2020, Mankin Law Group, P.A. ("Defendant") served on all relevant authorities the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") notice required by 28 U.S.C. § 1715.
On October 14, 2020, this Court preliminarily approved the parties' proposed settlement.
On November 4, 2020, First Class, Inc. distributed notice of the parties' proposed class settlement, as ordered.
On November [*2] 13, 2020, Plaintiff filed her unopposed motion for approval of an award of attorneys' fees, costs, and litigation expenses to class counsel.
On February 9, 2021, Plaintiff filed her unopposed motion to finally approve the parties' proposed settlement.
On March 9, 2021, this Court held a fairness hearing regarding Plaintiff's and Defendant's proposed settlement.
Having considered Plaintiff's unopposed motions, this Court finally approves the proposed settlement. Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS that Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Individual Awards, (Dkt. 20), is GRANTED.
This Court also confirms that it has jurisdiction over this matter and the parties to it.
This Court confirms its certification of the following class, for settlement purposes, under Rule 23(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:
All persons (a) whom Mankin Law Group, P.A. mailed to a Florida address an initial debt collection communication, (b) not known to be returned as undeliverable, (c) in connection with the collection of a consumer debt, (d) between April 17, 2019 and April 23, 2020, (e) that stated: "All disputes must be in writing."
This Court finds that this matter meets the applicable prerequisites for class [*3] action treatment under Rule 23, namely:
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2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45504 *; 2021 WL 911265
TAMBERLY T. BROCKMAN, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. MANKIN LAW GROUP, P.A., Defendant.
Prior History: Brockman v. Mankin Law Group, P.A., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 193148, 2020 WL 6106890 (M.D. Fla., Oct. 14, 2020)
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