The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on July 29, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 305 before United States District Judge Charles Goodwin of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, at the William Holloway Jr. United States Courthouse, 200 Northwest Fourth St., Oklahoma City, OK 73102, or at such other time, location, and venue as the Court may Order. This hearing date and time may be moved. Please refer to this settlement website for notice of any changes.
By no later than June 16, 2022, Class Counsel shall file a motion for final approval of the Settlement and a motion for attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses, and for Service Awards. Objectors, if any, shall file any response to Class Counsel’s motions by June 30, 2022. By no later than July 14, 2022, responses shall be filed, if any, to any filings by objectors, and any replies in support of final approval of the Settlement and/or Class Counsel’s application for attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses, and for Service Awards shall be filed.
At the Final Approval Hearing, the Court will consider, among other things, whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate; how much Plaintiffs’ lawyers will receive as attorneys’ fees and costs and expenses; and whether to approve Service Awards to the Settlement Class Representatives. If there are objections, the Court will consider them. The Court will listen to people at the hearing who file in advance a timely notice of their intention to appear (see Question 18). At or after the Final Approval Hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement. There is no deadline by which the Court must make its decision.