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On August 21, 2015, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlements and granted objectors additional time to address Plaintiffs' Second Motion for Attorneys’ Fees. A copy of the Court’s Order and all fee applications and supporting documents are available on the Other Documents page of this website. The Court will hold a hearing regarding the attorneys’ fee motions on November 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 476.
|SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS FOR THE SETTLEMENTS:|
|Remain a member of the Settlement Classes||To remain a class member for all of the Settlements, you do not need to do anything. You automatically will be included in the Settlement Classes. If you choose to remain in the Settlement Classes, you will give up your right to sue the Companies on the claims relating to the subject matter of the lawsuits.|
|Exclude yourself from the Settlement Classes||You may request exclusion from one or more of the Settlement Classes (also known as “opting out”) by filling out the “Opt-Out Form” online or submitting an email or letter to the Notice Administrator at the address below. The request(s) for exclusion must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than March 23, 2015. If you exclude yourself from a Settlement, you will not lose your claims against the Company involved in that Settlement and you will not be bound by any judgments or orders of the Court as to that Settlement.|
|Object to one or more of the Settlements||Write to the Court about why you don’t like one or more of the Settlements. To object to or comment on the Settlements, you must send a copy of the appropriate papers via mail to the Court, Class Counsel, and counsel for the Defendants. Their addresses are listed below. Your written objection must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2015.|
|Go to a Hearing||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlements. The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing on June 9, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. to consider whether the Settlements are fair, reasonable, and adequate, and may also consider the motion for Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.|
Notice of the proposed settlements was published in online and printed publications in the States at Issue starting on January 20, 2015.
To learn more about the terms of the proposed settlements and how your legal rights may be affected, please review the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions and other Settlement Documents provided on this website.