Elizabeth Busch v. Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Case No.: 16-cv-00644-WMW-HB (D. Minn.)

United States District Court of Minnesota

Frequently Asked Questions


BASIC INFORMATION

1. WHY IS THE NOTICE BEING PROVIDED?
2. WHAT IS THIS LAWSUIT ABOUT?
3. WHAT IS A CLASS ACTION?
4. WHY IS THERE A SETTLEMENT?

WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE SETTLEMENT CLASS?

5. AM I INCLUDED?

THE SETTLEMENT BENEFITS

6. WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
7. HOW MUCH WILL MY PAYMENT BE?

HOW TO GET SETTLEMENT BENEFITS

8. HOW DO I FILE A CLAIM FOR A PAYMENT?
9. WHEN WILL I GET MY PAYMENT?

THE LAWYERS REPRESENTING YOU

10. DO I HAVE A LAWYER IN THIS CASE?
11. HOW WILL THE LAWYERS, CLASS REPRESENTATIVE AND CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR BE PAID?

YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

12. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOTHING AT ALL?

EXCLUDING YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT

If you do not want to participate in this Settlement, or you want to keep the right to sue or continue to sue Defendant on your own, then you must take steps to get out of the Settlement. This is called “excluding yourself” from or “opting out” of the Class.

13. WHAT HAPPENS IF I ASK TO BE EXCLUDED?
14. HOW DO I ASK TO BE EXCLUDED?
15. IF I DO NOT EXCLUDE MYSELF, CAN I SUE THE DEFENDANT FOR THE SAME THING LATER?
16. IF I EXCLUDE MYSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT CLASS, CAN I GET ANYTHING FROM THE SETTLEMENT?
17. HOW DO I TELL THE COURT THAT I DO NOT LIKE THE SETTLEMENT?
18. MAY I SPEAK TO THE COURT ABOUT MY OBJECTION?
19. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBJECTING TO AND ASKING TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SETTLEMENT?

THE COURT’S FINAL APPROVAL HEARING

20. WHEN AND WHERE IS THE FINAL APPROVAL HEARING?
21. DO I HAVE TO COME TO THE HEARING?

GETTING MORE INFORMATION

22. ARE THERE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT?
23. WHAT AM I GIVING UP IN EXCHANGE FOR THE SETTLEMENT?
24. WHAT ARE THE RELEASED CLAIMS?