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Plaintiffs-appellants Roysworth D. Grant and Willie Ellis and plaintiff intervenor-appellant Louis Martinez appeal from an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Knapp, J.) approving a $60,000.00 settlement of a class action suit instituted under the provisions of Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. (1982), and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 (1982) against defendant-appellee Bethlehem Steel Corporation and three of its supervisors.

On appeal, appellants contend primarily that the settlement should be set aside because all class members responding to the notice of proposed settlement opposed the settlement. We affirm.


823 F.2d 20 (1987)

Roysworth D. GRANT, Willie Ellis, On Behalf of Themselves and All Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, Louis Martinez, Plaintiff Intervenor-Appellant,


BETHLEHEM STEEL CORPORATION, E. Richard Driggers, James Deavers & Thomas Connelly, Individually and as Agents of Bethlehem Steel Corp., the International Association of Bridge Structural & Ornamental Iron Workers, AFL-CIO; Local 40, Bridge Structural & Ornamental Iron Workers, AFL-CIO; Ray Corbett, Ray Mullett, Jerry Place, Individually and as Officers of Local 40, Bridge Structural & Ornamental Iron Workers, AFL-CIO, Defendants-Appellees, The Class of Iron Workers, Plaintiff-Appellee.

No. 697, Docket 86-7767. United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued March 17, 1987.

Decided June 30, 1987.

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