United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
November 17, 2005.
ASIA SIMS, and ASIA SIMS as guardian of the minor child, DEVON SIMS, Plaintiffs
LAIDLAW TRANSIT, Defendant.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: CHRISTOPHER CONNER, District Judge
AND NOW, this 17th day of November, 2005, upon consideration of
the report of the magistrate judge (Doc. 10), recommending that
plaintiffs' petition (Doc. 9) for approval of settlement of a
minor be granted, and the response and affidavit of attorney's
fees (Doc. 12) filed by counsel for minor plaintiff, and
following an independent review of the record, and that the terms
of the proposed settlement agreement (Doc. 9, Ex.) are reasonable
and fair and in the best interests of the minor plaintiff, it is
hereby ORDERED that:
1. The report and recommendation of the magistrate
judge (Doc. 10) is ADOPTED.
2. The petition (Doc. 9) for approval of settlement
of a minor is GRANTED.
3. The settlement of $1,000 is fair, reasonable, and
in the best interests of plaintiff Devon Sims, and
shall be distributed as follows:
a. The sum of $333.33 shall be paid to William C.
Dissinger for fair and reasonable attorney's fees. b. The sum of $666.67 shall be deposited in Blue Chip
Federal Credit Union, located at 5050 Derry Street,
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17111, in the name of Asia
Sims, as trustee for Devon Sims.
i. No withdrawal of funds shall be made during
plaintiff Devon Sims's minority without prior leave
ii. The balance of the account shall be relinquished
to plaintiff Devon Sims upon attainment of eighteen
(18) years of age.
4. A copy of this order shall be provided to the Blue
Chip Federal Credit Union.
5. Plaintiff Asia Sims shall be permitted to execute
a release on behalf of minor plaintiff Devon Sims
upon defendant tendering the settlement amount.
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