How do I get paid in a class action settlement?
All Participating Class Members who submit valid and timely Claim Forms as described in the Notice of Class Action Settlement are entitled to receive settlement payments. If you return the Claim Form, but it is defective, you will be mailed a cure letter by the Claims Administrator within a certain
When can I expect to receive my payment?The Court will hold a final hearing on a dated provided in the Notice to decide whether to finally approve the settlement. If the Court finally approves the settlement, and there are no objections or appeals, settlement payments will be mailed to all Participating Class Members within a few months. However, if there are objections or appeals, resolving them can take a significant amount of time, perhaps more than a year.
What am I giving up in exchange for a settlement payment or if I do nothing?If the Settlement becomes final, Class Members will be releasing the Defendant and related people and entities from all of the claims asserted in this lawsuit, including monetary relief and injunctive relief, as described in the Settlement Agreement. Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement Agreement, you cannot sue the Defendant or be part of any other lawsuit against the Defendant about the issues in this case. Unless you exclude yourself, all of the decisions by the Court will bind you. By staying in the Class, you become a Class Member, and you will automatically release the Defendant from any claims as set forth in the Notice, which includes your right to sue the Defendant for injunctive relief beyond the relief that has been agreed to in the Settlement Agreement, or any form of monetary relief other than personal injury claims, and you will give up your rights to pursue or continue any action against the Defendant based on the Released Claims described in the Notice