Ramsey et al v. Sprint Communications Company, L.P. et al

Plaintiff: Devon Lewis, David C. Ostblom, John Ramsey and Gross-Wilkinson Ranch, Co.
Defendant: Qwest Communications Company, LLC, Sprint Communications Company, L.P. and Level 3 Communications, LLC
Case Number: 4:2011cv03211
Filed: November 23, 2011
Court: Nebraska District Court
Office: 4 Lincoln Office
Presiding Judge: Richard G. Kopf
Referring Judge: Cheryl R. Zwart
Nature of Suit: Torts to Land
Cause of Action: 28:1332 Diversity-Property Damage
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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March 15, 2012 33 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER CERTIFYING SETTLEMENT CLASS, PRELIMINARY APPROVING CLASS-ACTION SETTLEMENT AND APPROVING FORM AND MANNER OF NOTICE - The Court adopts the Findings and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, filing 31 , and enters the following order granting 18 Motion to Certify Class. John Ramsey, David C. Ostblom, Devon Lewis, and Gross-Wilkinson Ranch, Co., are designated as the Class Representatives for the Settlement Class. Attorneys Daniel J. Millea, Stephen D. Mossman, Irwin B. Levin, Scott Gilchrist, V. Gene Summerlin, Jr., and Natalie K. Winegar are appointed as Settlement Class Counsel. The Court therefore preliminarily approves the Settlement Agreement and directs the parties to perform and satisfy the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement that are thereby triggered. A hearing (the "Fairness Hearing") shall be held on November 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. before the undersigned in Courtroom No. 1, Robert V. Denney Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lin coln, NE 68508-3803. The date of the Fairness Hearing will be included in the Court Notice and Summary Notice. The Court appoints Rust Consulting, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to serve as Claims Administrator. The Court has reviewed the Court N otice and Summary Notice, attached to the Settlement Agreement, as Exhibits C and D, respectively. (Filing 20 -1 at 51-67) The Court approves as to form the Summary Notice and the Court Notice. The Court also approves the method of directing notice to Class Members, as set forth in paragraphs 12 and 13 below. During the Court's consideration of the Settlement Agreement and pending further order of the Court, all proceedings in this Action, other than proceedings necessary to carry out the terms and provisions of the Settlement Agreement, or as otherwise directed by the Court, are hereby stayed and suspended. If the proposed Settlement Agreement is not approved by the Court or for any reason does not become effective, the Settl ement Agreement will be regarded as nullified, certification of the Settlement Classes for settlement purposes will be vacated, and the steps and actions taken in connection with the proposed Settlements (including this Order, except as to this pa ragraph, and any judgment entered herein) shall become void and have no further force or effect. In such event, the parties and their counsel shall take such steps as may be appropriate to restore the pre-settlement status of the litigation. The Court retains jurisdiction over this action, the Parties, and all matters relating to the Settlement Agreement. Ordered by Judge John M. Gerrard. (GJG)
December 3, 2012 43 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - The plaintiffs' Motion for Final Approval of Class-Action Settlement and for Award of Attorneys' Fees and Expenses to Settlement Class Counsel and Incentive Compensation to Class Representatives (filing 36 ) is gra nted. The settlement agreement is approved in all respects, and the parties are directed to perform and satisfy the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement. Class members shall be permitted to make claims for the benefits described i n the settlement agreement, subject to the conditions and limitations stated in this memorandum and order. The certification of the settlement class, under Rules 23(b)(3) and 23(e), solely for settlement purposes, is confirmed. Incentive awards t o the class representatives are ordered in the following amounts: John Ramsey: $1,300; David C. Ostblom, $1,300; Devon Lewis, $3,200; and Gross-Wilkinson Ranch, Co.: $1,600. 22. The Court approves a fee-and-expense award of  6;1,107,000 to settlement class counsel. The Court reserves its exclusive, general, and continuing jurisdiction over the parties to the settlement agreement, including defendants and all class members, as needed or appropriate in order to adminis ter supervise, implement, interpret, or enforce the settlement agreement in accordance with its terms, including the investment, conservation, protection of settlement funds prior to distribution, and distribution of settlement funds. A separate judgment will be entered. Ordered by Judge John M. Gerrard. (GJG, )
December 3, 2012 44 Opinion or Order of the Court EASEMENT DEED BY COURT ORDER IN SETTLEMENT OF LANDOWNER ACTIONS pursuant Memorandum and Order filing 43 . Ordered by Judge John M. Gerrard. (GJG)

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Plaintiff: Devon Lewis
Represented By: Scott D. Gilchrist
Represented By: Irwin B. Levin
Represented By: V. Gene Summerlin, Jr.
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Plaintiff: David C. Ostblom
Represented By: Daniel J. Millea
Represented By: Stephen D. Mossman
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Plaintiff: John Ramsey
Represented By: Daniel J. Millea
Represented By: Stephen D. Mossman
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Plaintiff: Gross-Wilkinson Ranch, Co.
Represented By: Natalie K. Winegar
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Defendant: Qwest Communications Company, LLC
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Defendant: Sprint Communications Company, L.P.
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Defendant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
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