Overview Of The Settlement
If You Paid for or Received Insurance from AvMed, Inc. at Any Time Through December of 2009, You May Be Part of a Class Action Settlement.
A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit regarding claims that in December of 2009, unsecured laptops containing the Sensitive Personal Information of AvMed customers were stolen while they were in the Defendant's custody. At this point, the Court has conditionally certified two Classes for settlement purposes, so that the members of such Classes can be given notice and the opportunity to exclude themselves if they wish, voice their support or opposition to the Settlement, and also to explain how those who do not exclude themselves may submit a Claim Form to get the monetary benefit offered by the Settlement. If the Settlement is not granted final approval by the Court, or the Parties terminate it, the Settlement will be void, and the lawsuit will continue as if there had been no settlement and no certification of the Classes.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM||This is the only way to receive a payment.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.|
|OBJECT||Write to the Court explaining why you don't like the Settlement.|
|GO TO THE HEARING||Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.|
|DO NOTHING||You won't get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.|
Final Approval Hearing
The Court will hold the Fairness Hearing at 10:30 a.m. on February 28, 2014, in Courtroom 1127 of the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building, 99 Northeast Fourth Street, Miami, Florida 33132. The purpose of the hearing will be for the Court to determine whether to approve the Settlement as fair, reasonable, adequate, and in the best interests of the Classes; to consider the Parties' agreement that Class Counsel should be paid 25% of the Settlement Funds for attorneys' fees and expenses; and to consider the request for an incentive award to Class Representatives in the total amount of $10,000. At that hearing, the Court will be available to hear any objections and arguments concerning the fairness of the Settlement.
The hearing may be postponed to a different date or time without notice, so it is a good idea to check this website or call 1-800-204-0556. If, however, you timely objected to the Settlement and advised the Court that you intend to appear and speak at the Fairness Hearing, you will receive notice of any change in the date of such Fairness Hearing.