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BAGS, INC.

 

Below is a chronology of the case. Please note that the top entry is the most CURRENT action:

 

Counsel for Bags, Inc. has advised BMT that settlement proceeds are expected to be distributed to class members by the end of April. Since back wages were already paid to class members directly by Bags, Inc., this settlement is for interest on those back wages only. Once we have confirmation of the mailing of checks, we will update this page.

 

On 3/2/2017, the Court entered the Order Granting Final Approval and the Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses
Click here to read the Order Granting Final Approval
Click here to read the Order Granting Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses

 

Class Counsel’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees, Costs and Class Representatives’ Incentive Awards was filed with the court on 12/22/2016 along with Declarations of Duncan C. Turner and Daniel R. Whitmore, and the (proposed) Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses.
Click here to read the Motion
Click here to read the Declaration of Duncan C. Turner
Click here to read the Declaration of Daniel R. Whitmore
Click here to read the (proposed) Order

 

The Notice of Class Action Settlement was sent to class members in November, 2016.
Click here to read the approved Sample Notice

 

On 10/21/2016, the Court entered the Order Granting Stipulated Motion for Certification of Settlement Class and for Preliminarily Approval of Class Action Settlement. Current and former Bags, Inc. employees who are recognized by Bags, Inc. to be members of the Class will receive a “Class Notice” via mail in late November (30 days from entry of the Order.) Only after the Court approves final settlement at a hearing currently scheduled in front of the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik on 3/02/2017 will settlement funds be disbursed to Class members.
Click here to read the Order

 

The parties filed the Stipulated Motion for Certification of Settlement Class and for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement on 10/18/2016. Exhibits to this Motion include (A) Conditional Settlement Agreement, and (B) Proposed Notice of Class Action Settlement, Settlement Fairness Hearing, and Motion for Attorney Fees and Reimbursement of Attorney Expenses.
Click here to read the Motion, Settlement Agreement (Exhibit A) and proposed Notice of Class Action Settlement (Exhibit B)

 

Defendant’s Answer, Defenses and Affirmative Defenses to the 1st Amended Complaint was filed on 2/29/2016.
Click here to read the Answer to 1st Amended Complaint

 

The case was removed to US District Court, Western District of Washington on 2/22/2016 under case number 2:16-cv-00265.
Click here to read the Notice of Removal

 

The 1st Amended Complaint was filed on 2/04/2016.
Click here to read the 1st Amended Complaint

 

Hufune v. Bags, Inc. was filed in King County Superior Court on 1/20/2016 under case number 16-2-01571-9 SEA.
Click here to read the Complaint