Salazar v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 2:2009cv01829 - Document 52 (D. Nev. 2010)

Court Description: ORDER Granting 47 Motion for Order of Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement. FURTHER ORDERED that the Final Approval Hearing is set for 6/3/2011 09:00 AM in LV Courtroom 6B before Judge Lloyd D. George. FURTHER ORDERED that all Briefs in Support are due by 5/4/2011 by 4:00 p.m. FURTHER ORDERED that, pending further order of this Court, all proceedings in this matter except those contemplated herein and in the Settlement Agreement are STAYED. Signed by Judge Lloyd D. George on 12/14/10. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)
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