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Full title: Stipulation By Elissa Miller (TR) and and Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, and D.H., through their Attorneys to Authorize Reservation of Fees and Expenses and Distribution of Settlement Payment to Client (D.H./Route 91) with Proof of Service Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (Andrassy, Kyra) (Entered: 08/04/2021)
Document posted on Aug 3, 2021 in the bankruptcy, 6 pages and 0 tables.
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Prior to the Petition Date, the Debtor was retained by the Client to represe9 them in an action pending in the Eighth Judicial District Court, for the County of Clark, 10 Nevada, entitled Rachel Sheppard, et al, v. MGM Resorts International, et al,F 14 2020, the Debtor associated PSB to prosecute the case on behalf of the Client and s0 15 reached an agreement regarding the allocation of the Contingency Fee so that the Debte1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 was to receive 90% and PSB was to receive 10%.The Debtor incurred costs of $111.28, PSB incurred costs of $104.72 and 19 the Client's share of pro rata common costs of $196.28.From the amount awarded to the Client, PSB will pay the following: 27 (1) $7,228.74 to PSB, comprised of $7,124.02 for its portion of the Contingenc28 Fee and $104.72 for costs; 1 (2) $64,227.44 to the Trustee, comprised of $64,116.16 for the Debtor's portio2 of the Contingency Fee and $111.28 for the Client's pro rata share of costs; 3 (3) $196.28 to PSB for common costs; and 4 (4)P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) _______, I served the llowing persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing to uch service method), by facsimile transmission and/or email as follows.
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Document Contents1 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP Philip E. Strok, State Bar No. 169296 2 email@example.com Kyra E. Andrassy, State Bar No. 207959 3 firstname.lastname@example.org Timothy W. Evanston, State Bar No. 319342 4 email@example.com 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 5 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Telephone: 714 445-1000 6 Facsimile: 714 445-1002 7 Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee 8 9 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 10 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 LOS ANGELES DIVISION 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 I GnI RreA RDI KEESE, CChaasep tNero 7. 2:20-bk-21022-BR ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 SRTEISPEURLVAATTIOIONN A OUFT HFOEERSIZ AINNGD s0 15 EXPENSES AND DISTRIBUTION OF e1 M5- Debtor. SETTLEMENT PAYMENT TO CLIENT a 4 ost4 4 16 (D.H./ROUTE 91) C71 el 17 [No Hearing Required] T 18 19 TO THE HONORABLE BARRY RUSSELL, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE20 Elissa D. Miller, the chapter 7 trustee of the bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese 21 (the "Trustee") and Panish Shea & Boyle LLP ("PSB"), and D.H. (the "Client"), through 22 their attorneys, enter into this Stipulation Authorizing Distribution of Settlement Payment 23 to Client (D.H./Route 91) (the "Stipulation") as follows: 24 25 RECITALS 26 A. On December 18, 2020 (the "Petition Date"), an involuntary chapter 7 27 bankruptcy petition ("Petition") was filed against Girardi Keese ("Debtor"). As of the filing28
11 of the involuntary petition, Debtor was counsel of record in a significant number of 2 matters which were undertaken on a contingency basis. 3 B. The petitioning creditors moved for the appointment of an interim trustee 4 which was granted by the Court by order entered January 5, 2021. The Trustee was 5 appointed as the interim chapter 7 trustee on January 6, 2021. The order for relief was 6 entered January 13, 2021 and, the same date, the Trustee was reappointed and has 7 been serving in that capacity since. 8 C. Prior to the Petition Date, the Debtor was retained by the Client to represe9 them in an action pending in the Eighth Judicial District Court, for the County of Clark, 10 Nevada, entitled Rachel Sheppard, et al, v. MGM Resorts International, et al, Case No. 11 A-18-769752-C (the "Route 91 Case"). 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 the groDss. settPleumrseunat npta tyom theen tfse (et haeg r"eCeomnteinngt,e tnhcey D Feebet"o)r, wplauss troe irmecbeuirvsee ma epnetr coef nctoasgtes .o fI nornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 2020, the Debtor associated PSB to prosecute the case on behalf of the Client and s0 15 reached an agreement regarding the allocation of the Contingency Fee so that the Debte1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 was to receive 90% and PSB was to receive 10%. By signing below, the Client confirmsC1 7 el 17 this arrangement and acknowledges that the Contingency Fee is calculated correctly. T 18 E. The Debtor incurred costs of $111.28, PSB incurred costs of $104.72 and 19 the Client's share of pro rata common costs of $196.28. 20 F. The Trustee is advised that the Client has reached a settlement in the 21 Route 91 Case. Based on the settlement amount, the Contingency Fee is $71,240.18. 22 G. Due to the Debtor's bankruptcy, the parties are seeking confirmation of the 23 proposed distribution of the Settlement Amount as set forth in this Stipulation. 24 STIPULATION 25 In light of the foregoing, the parties stipulate as follows: 26 From the amount awarded to the Client, PSB will pay the following: 27 (1) $7,228.74 to PSB, comprised of $7,124.02 for its portion of the Contingenc28 Fee and $104.72 for costs;
21 (2) $64,227.44 to the Trustee, comprised of $64,116.16 for the Debtor's portio2 of the Contingency Fee and $111.28 for the Client's pro rata share of costs; 3 (3) $196.28 to PSB for common costs; and 4 (4) The balance of the Settlement Amount will be remitted by PSB to the Client 5 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 6 7 DATED: August _4__, 2021 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP 8 By: /s/ Kyra E. Andrassy 9 KYRA E. ANDRASSY 10 Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee of Girardi Keese 11 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 DATED: August _3__, 2021 PANISH SHEA & BOYLE LLP a, California 00 • Fax 71 14 By: MATTTTHHEEWW SSTTUUUUUUUMMPPFF, AAtttttttttttttorneys for the Cliens0 15 e1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 C1 7 el 17 T DATED: August _3__, 2021 D.H. (Client) 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
3PROOF OF SERVICE OF DOCUMENT am over the age of 18 and not a party to this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. My business address is 3200 ark Center Drive, Suite 250, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. true and correct copy of the foregoing document entitled (specify): STIPULATION AUTHORIZING RESERVATION OEES AND EXPENSES AND DISTRIBUTION OF SETTLEMENT PAYMENT TO CLIENT (D.H./ROUTE 91) will be erved or was served (a) on the judge in chambers in the form and manner required by LBR 5005-2(d); and (b) in the anner stated below: . TO BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Pursuant to controlling General rders and LBR, the foregoing document will be served by the court via NEF and hyperlink to the document. On (date) ugust 4, 2021 I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that thellowing persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated below: Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) August 4, 2021, I served the following persons and/or entities at the last known addresses in this bankruptcy ase or adversary proceeding by placing a true and correct copy thereof in a sealed envelope in the United States mail, rst class, postage prepaid, and addressed as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that mailing to the dge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. he Honorable Barry Russell .S. Bankruptcy Court oybal Federal Building 55 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 os Angeles, CA 90012 Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY PERSONAL DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION OR EMAIL (state method r each person or entity served): Pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) _______, I served the llowing persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing to uch service method), by facsimile transmission and/or email as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration at personal delivery on, or overnight mail to, the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is led. Service information continued on attached pag declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the foregoing is true and correct. August 4, 2021 Gabriela Gomez-Cruz /s/ Gabriela Gomez-Cruz Date Printed Name Signature
4O BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Kyra E Andrassy firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com Rafey Balabanian firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Michelle Balady firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Ori S Blumenfeld firstname.lastname@example.org, Helen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com Evan C Borges email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Richard D Buckley email@example.com Marie E Christiansen firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Witherell Crastz email@example.com Ashleigh A Danker Ashleigh.firstname.lastname@example.org, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.email@example.com Clifford S Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org Lei Lei Wang Ekvall email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org Richard W Esterkin email@example.com Timothy W Evanston firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com Jeremy Faith Jeremy@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com James J Finsten , firstname.lastname@example.org Alan W Forsley email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org Eric D Goldberg email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Goodman email@example.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com Suzanne C Grandt firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Steven T Gubner firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Marshall J Hogan firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Sheryl K Ith firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Razmig Izakelian firstname.lastname@example.org Lillian Jordan ENOTICES@DONLINRECANO.COM, RMAPA@DONLINRECANO.COM Lewis R Landau Lew@Landaunet.com Daniel A Lev email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com Elizabeth A Lombard firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Craig G Margulies Craig@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, Vicky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com Ron Maroko firstname.lastname@example.org Peter J Mastan email@example.com, SDCMLFiles@dinsmore.com;Katrice.firstname.lastname@example.org Edith R. Matthai email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Kenneth Miller email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Elissa Miller (TR) CA71@ecfcbis.com, MillerTrustee@Sulmeyerlaw.com;C124@ecfcbis.com;email@example.com Eric A Mitnick MitnickLaw@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Scott H Olson email@example.com, scott-olson- firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org Carmela Pagay email@example.com Leonard Pena firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org Michael J Quinn email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com David M Reeder firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Ronald N Richards firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Kevin C Ronk Kevin@portilloronk.com, Attorneys@portilloronk.com Frank X Ruggier firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
5 William F Savino firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Kenneth John Shaffer firstname.lastname@example.org Richard M Steingard , email@example.com Philip E Strok firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com Boris Treyzon firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com United States Trustee (LA) firstname.lastname@example.org Eric D Winston email@example.com Christopher K.S. Wong firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Timothy J Yoo firstname.lastname@example.org