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Smith v. Sandals Resorts International

April 19, 2010

CEOLA SMITH INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF JARRED SMITH, DECEASED PLAINTIFF,
v.
SANDALS RESORTS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. D/B/A SANDALS, A FOREIGN BUSINESS ENTITY, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Timothy R. Rice U.S. Magistrate Judge

ORDER

AND NOW, this 19th day of April, 2010, after hearings held on December 22, 2009 and March 16, 2010, and upon consideration of Tate's Objections to Distribution (Doc. Nos. 73, 74), and all responses thereto (Doc. No. 83, 84, 85), it is hereby

ORDERED Tate's Objections to Distribution is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. My December 22, 2009 Order is amended to modify the approved settlement sum of $6,520,000 in the above-captioned matter distribution as follows:

Wrongful Death Claim: $5,520,000.00, divided as follows:

Counsel fees and expenses: $2,208,000.00

Ceola Smith: $3,312,000.00

Survival Action: $1,000,000.00, divided as follows:

Counsel fees and expenses: $400,000.00

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for satisfaction of the Medicaid Lien: $108,743.55

Surviving heir, Ceola Smith: $245,628.22

Surviving heir, Evanuel Tate: $245,628.23

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