Final Approval Hearing

The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on JUNE 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. The address of the Seneca County Supreme Court is:

Seneca County Courthouse
48 West Williams Street
Waterloo, NY 13165

At the hearing, the Court will consider whether the proposed Settlement should be granted final approval as fair, reasonable and adequate.  The Parties will request that the Court enter a Final Judgment Order.

You may attend this hearing if you wish, but you are not required to do so in order to participate in the Settlement.  You may also seek to intervene individually or to object to the Settlement by following the procedures described above.

Class Members will have the right to be excluded or to object to the proposed Settlement in the manner described above.

The Court’s determination on the final approval of the proposed Settlement will be binding on all Class members.  If the Court grants final approval of the Settlement, the judgment will release the Defendant from all claims for damages by persons who meet the class definition.

The compensation included in the Settlement covers three primary components:

  1. an award to qualifying class members to compensate for general damages;
  2. compensation for the class representative; and
  3. the Defendant’s payment of attorneys’ fees and costs. 

This release will bar any further suit on the settled claims by or on behalf of the Class Members, and any persons claiming by or through them, including heirs, assigns, administrators, devisees, successors, attorneys, or representatives of any kind.

If the Court does not approve the Settlement, the case will proceed as active litigation.