Holding that a "'presumption of fairness, adequacy, and reasonableness may attach to a class settlement reached in arm's-length negotiations between experienced, capable counsel after meaningful discovery.'" (quoting Manual for Complex Litigation (Third) § 30.42)
Holding that a "clearer showing of a settlement's fairness, reasonableness and adequacy" is required for a settlement reached "prior to class certification," though "we have long recognized that a district court's disposition of a proposed class action settlement should be accorded considerable deference"
Holding that with respect to a 23(b) class, unidentified absent class members that could not be located through reasonable efforts did not need to be provided with individual notice in order to be bound
Finding typicality because "[the plaintiff's] claims arise from the same course of events as those raised by all other class members—that is, all class members, including [the plaintiff], allege that [the defendant] failed to pay them . . . overtime wages for hours worked in excess of forty per week during the relevant time period"
597 F. Supp. 740 (E.D.N.Y. 1984) Cited 175 times 1 Legal Analyses
Holding that information will be considered known to a government agency "if there is some relationship between [the two] agencies — either some reason for the agency without knowledge to seek the information or a reason for the knowledgeable agency to transmit the information"