United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
V.S., a minor, by and through his litigation guardian ad litem, BRUCE T. CLARK, Plaintiff,
WOOT, INC., a Texas corporation, Defendant.
ORDER APPROVING MINOR SETTLEMENT
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Ricardo S. Martinez The Motion for Approval of Minor
Settlement has come before the Court, and the Court having
considered the Motion for Approval of Minor Settlement, the
Settlement Guardian ad Litem's Report and Recommendation,
the Declaration of Steven D. Robinson in Support of Motion
for Approval of Minor Settlement and the exhibits thereto,
and the Declaration of Bruce T. Clark Re: SGAL Fees, and the
records and files herein, it is hereby ORDERED:
proposed settlement set forth in the Motion for Approval of
Minor Settlement is hereby APPROVED.
Settlement Guardian ad Litem Bruce T. Clark is hereby
authorized to execute a release of minor child V.S.'s
claims against Defendant Woot, Inc.
minor child's counsel's costs advanced and attorney
fees incurred herein are found to be reasonable and approved
as follows: (a) costs advanced in the amount of $21, 107.48;
and (b) attorney fees in the amount of $125, 000.
Settlement Guardian ad Litem Bruce T. Clark's fee in the
amount of $2, 800 is hereby found to be reasonable and
appropriate. Defendant Woot, Inc. (or its insurer) is
directed to make payment in that amount to Marler Clark, the
Settlement Guardian ad Litem's law firm.
resolve the right of recovery of the ERISA healthcare plan
that made payments for Plaintiff V.S.'s healthcare, the
minor child's counsel is authorized to distribute $100,
000 of the settlement proceeds to Premera Blue Cross. The
minor child's counsel shall, within sixty (60) days from
entry of this Order, file in this matter a declaration
confirming payment of the aforementioned ERISA lien.
facilitate the minor settlement approved by this Order,
Defendant Woot, Inc. (and/or its insurer) is authorized and
directed to pay the settlement as follows:
A. Cash at time of settlement to equal $251, 107.48 to be
paid to the Karr Tuttle Campbell Client Trust Account. NOTE:
This is the “up-front” money paid for fees,
costs, etc. and does NOT include the money paid to fund the
$251, 107.48 to be paid to the Karr Tuttle Campbell Client
Trust Account shall be distributed by Karr Tuttle Campbell as
• $125, 000 (25% of the gross settlement funds) shall be
paid to Karr Tuttle Campbell as its fee for legal services in
• $21, 107.48 shall be paid to Karr Tuttle Campbell for
costs advanced in the prosecution of V.S.'s claim.
• $100, 000 shall be paid to Premera Blue Cross to
resolve the self-funded ERISA healthcare plan's right of
reimbursement for health care payments.
• The remaining $5, 000 shall be used to reimburse
V.S.'s parents, Om Krishna and Renu Kushwaha, for the
costs of a family trip to Southern California to ...