Chipotle Mexican Grill investors have filed a motion for final approval of a derivative-action settlement in a lawsuit accusing the restaurant chain’s executives of breaching fiduciary duties by failing to comply with employee work authorization requirements. Mohammed v. Ells, No. 12-1831 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Colo., motion filed July 31, 2014). The case stems from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation of the company that led to the firing of 450 Minnesota employees and 50 Washington, D.C., workers for lack of U.S. work authorization. In July 2012, Chipotle investors accused the company’s executives of breaching their fiduciary duties in several lawsuits that were later merged. After “intense, arm’s-length negotiations by experienced counsel,” the parties reached a settlement that earned preliminary court approval in April 2014. Under the settlement’s terms, Chipotle will provide twice-yearly reports to its audit committee, which oversees the company’s hiring requirement compliance. In arguing for settlement approval, the investors cited recent improvements that Chipotle has made since the government investigations began—including more comprehensive training and a larger compliance team—as evidence that additional reform is unneeded and noted that none of the plaintiffs in the class have objected to the terms of the proposed settlement.