Pierre et al v. T&K Express, Inc. et al, No. 2:2017cv01013 - Document 185 (E.D. La. 2019)

Court Description: ORDER AND REASONS denying 182 Motion for Disbursement of Funds; 183 Motion for Disbursement of Funds; and 184 Motion for Disbursement of Funds. Signed by Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on 9/17/2019. (sbs)
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Pierre et al v. T&K Express, Inc. et al Doc. 185 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA GWENDOLYN PIERRE, ET AL CIVIL ACTION VERSUS NO: 17-1013 T&K EXPRESS, INC. SECTION: "S" (1) ORDER AND REASONS Before the court are Motions to Approve Settlement of Claims/Liens of All Known Healthcare Providers and for Partial Disbursement of Funds, filed by plaintiffs Percy Ross (Rec. Doc. 182), Felicia Pierre (Rec. Doc. 183), and Gwendolyn Pierre (Rec. Doc. 184). In their motions, plaintiffs seek to have this court approve certain settlements with health care providers and lenders, and disburse funds accordingly. However, the relief requested contemplates service of the motions, memoranda, exhibits, and notices of hearing upon those believed to be healthcare providers, suggesting that the court is being asked to approve settlements before the settling parties have been apprised of the terms. The motions further request that the disbursements be paid from the registry upon written or verbal proof that the payees have not sold their claims, have authority to settle and compromise their claims, and accept the amount in final settlement of any and all claims, suggesting that counsel for movants' has not conclusively established the proposed payees entitlement to disbursements. Moreover, the requests for disbursement do not comply with the requirements of L.R. 67.3, "Disbursement Dockets.Justia.com of Registry Funds." Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motions are DENIED. New Orleans, Louisiana, this 17th _____ day of September, 2019. ____________________________________ MARY ANN VIAL LEMMON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2