United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Division
March 23, 2015
CATHY T. MRAZEK, Plaintiff,
DOLGENCORP, LLC, d/b/a DOLLAR GENERAL, Defendant.
Edward J. McManus, Judge UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
This matter is before the court on the parties' joint motion to approve settlement, filed January 30, 2015. Granted; settlement approved.
Plaintiff brought this case under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) alleging that she was mis-classified as an exempt employee and under-paid accordingly. Jurisdiction based on 28 U.S.C. §1331.
The parties have reached agreement on settlement, and seek the court's approval of the settlement as reasonable, as required by 29 U.S.C. §216(c). Lynn's Food Stores v. U.S.. 679 F.2d 1350 (11th Cir. 1982); Copeland v. ABB. Inc., 521 F.3d 1010, 1014 (8th Cir. 2008.)
The terms of the settlement agreement have now been filed with the court, under seal. After review, and considering the risks and costs of trial, the fact that the agreement was negotiated at arms' length by experienced attorneys, and the fact that both parties urge its approval, the court agrees that the settlement is reasonable under the circumstances.
It is therefore
Granted. Settlement approved.