UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF MINNESOTAAware Daud, Khadija Jama, Abdiaziz Civ. No. 06-4013 (JJG)Ali Abdi, Sahra Farah, Anab Ibrahim,Fowsiya Gelle, Kiin Farah, Lul EsseHersi, Kasha Anna Sobiana, WarisBarre, Issak Horor, and the EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission,Plaintiffs,v. O R D E RGold’n Plump Poultry, Inc. and TheWork Connection, Inc.,Defendants.
JEANNE J. GRAHAM, United States Magistrate JudgeThis case is before the undersigned United States Magistrate Judge on Plaintiffs’ Motionfor Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Motion for an Award of Attorneys’ Fees,Costs, and Expenses to Class Counsel (Doc. No. 186), and on the request of the EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission for final approval of two consent decrees. All partieshave consented to the exercise of jurisdiction by the undersigned United States Magistrate Judgepursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)(1). For the reasons set forth below, the Court approves the classaction settlement, the consent decrees, and the request for fees and costs.
I. FINDINGS OF FACTA. Background and Procedural History
1. This case was commenced as a putative class action by Plaintiffs and proposedclass representatives Aware Daud, Khadija Jama, Abdiaziz Ali Abdi, Sahra Farah, Anab
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