The Sacramento Bee reports this morning that Judge De Alba granted final approval yesterday of the settlement in the Ford case (Ford Explorer Cases, JCCP nos. 4266 & 4270). The article reports that only some of the plaintiffs' attorneys' fee requests were approved and that further briefing on the remaining fee requests is expected. Crystal Carreon, "Ford case settled except for legal fees," Sacramento Bee (Apr. 16, 2008).
UPDATE: The Daily Journal also has a story on the settlement: "Judge Approves Settlement of Suit Against Ford," Daily Journal (Apr. 17, 2008) (subscription).