(1) Accept the Settlement.
To accept the Settlement, you must have submitted a Claim Form by February 6, 2023 by U.S. Mail to the Settlement Administrator at Pruitt v. PAD Settlement Administrator, c/o JND Legal Administration, PO Box 91344, Seattle, WA 98111. If your claim was deemed valid, a check will be mailed to you.
(2) Exclude yourself.
You may exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you do so, you will not receive any cash payment, but you will not release any claims you may have against the Released Parties (as that term is defined in the Settlement Agreement) and are free to pursue whatever legal rights you may have by pursuing your own lawsuit against the Released Parties at your own risk and expense. All exclusion requests must (a) be in writing; (b) identify the case name Pruitt et al. v. Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino et al., Case No. 2020-L-000003; (c) state the full name and current address of the person in the Settlement Class seeking exclusion; (d) be signed by the person(s) seeking exclusion; and (e) be postmarked or received by the Settlement Administrator on or before the Objection/Exclusion Deadline. Each request for exclusion must also contain a statement to the effect that “I hereby request to be excluded from the proposed Settlement Class in Pruitt et al. v. Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino et al., Case No. 2020-L-000003.” You must have mailed or e-mailed your exclusion request no later than December 27, 2022 to:
Pruitt v. PAD Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91344
Seattle, WA 98111
No person may request to be excluded from the Settlement Class through “mass” or “class” opt-outs.
(3) Object to the Settlement.
If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must have file a letter or brief in writing with the Circuit Court for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Tazewell County, Illinois, Courtroom 101, 342 Court Street, Peoria, Illinois 61554. The objection must have been received by the Court no later than December 27, 2022. You must have also sent a copy of your objection by email to the attorneys for all Parties to the lawsuit, including Class Counsel (Ryan F. Stephan of STEPHAN ZOURAS, LLP, firstname.lastname@example.org), as well as Defendants’ Counsel (Matthew D. Provance of MAYER BROWN LLP, email@example.com) no later than December 27, 2022. Any objection to the proposed Settlement must have included (a) your full name and current address, (b) a statement why you believe you are a member of the Settlement Class, (c) the specific grounds for your objection, (d) all documents or writings that you wish the Court to consider, (e) the name and contact information of any attorneys representing, advising, or in any way assisting you with the preparation or submission of the objection; and (f) a statement indicating whether you intend to appear at the Final Approval Hearing. If you hired an attorney in connection with making an objection, that attorney must have also filed with the court a notice of appearance by the objection deadline of December 27, 2022. If you did not hire your own attorney, you will be solely responsible for payment of any fees and expenses the attorney incurs on your behalf. If you excluded yourself from the Settlement, you cannot file an objection.
(4) Do Nothing.
If you do nothing, you will receive no money from the Settlement Fund, but you will still be bound by all orders and judgments of the Court. Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not be able to file or continue a lawsuit against Defendants or other Released Parties regarding any of the Released Claims.