Welcome to the Lopez v. Multimedia Sales & Marketing, Inc. Settlement Website
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT OF UP TO $565.00 FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IF YOU WERE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A SCAN OF YOUR FINGER OR FINGERPRINT FOR TIMEKEEPING PURPOSES TO MULTIMEDIA SALES & MARKETING, INC. SINCE NOVEMBER 29, 2012.
Update: The Court granted Final Approval Order on June 8, 2020. Distribution for the Settlement Class occurred on July 31, 2020.
A proposed settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit, Lopez v. Multimedia Sales & Marketing, Inc., Case No. 2017-CH-15750, pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois before the Honorable Anna Loftus. The Settlement would resolve a lawsuit brought on behalf of persons who allege that Multimedia Sales & Marketing, Inc. (“Defendant”) required its workers to provide a scan of their finger or fingerprint for timekeeping purposes without first providing them with legally-required written disclosures and obtaining written consent. If you received a notice in the mail, you have been identified as someone who may have been required to provide a scan of your finger or fingerprint to Defendant at one of its locations within the state of Illinois for timekeeping purposes at some time since November 29, 2012. The Court has granted preliminary approval of the Settlement and has conditionally certified the Settlement Class for purposes of settlement only. This website explains the nature of the class action lawsuit, the terms of the Settlement, and the legal rights and obligations of the Settlement Class Members.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
(1) Accept the Settlement.
To receive money from the settlement, you must submit a Claim Form by June 16, 2020. You may obtain a copy of the Claim Form by clicking HERE, and you may submit your Claim Form online, by email to the Settlement Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. Mail to the Settlement Administrator at Lopez v. Multimedia Sales and Marketing, Inc. Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 43208 Providence, RI 02940-3208. If the Settlement is approved and your claim is deemed valid, a check will be mailed to you. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive a payment from this Settlement, and is the only thing you need to do to receive a payment.
(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. To exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must mail a signed letter to the Settlement Administrator at Lopez v. Multimedia Sales and Marketing, Inc. Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 43208 Providence, RI 02940-3208, postmarked by May 19, 2020. You may also exclude yourself online by clicking HERE by May 19, 2020. The exclusion letter must state that you exclude yourself from this settlement and must include the name and case number of this Litigation, as well as your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you wish to be excluded from the Settlement Agreement.
(3) Object to the Settlement.
If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit your objection in writing to the Clerk of the Court of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 802, Chicago, Illinois 60602. The objection must be received by the Court no later than May 19, 2020. You must also send a copy of your objection to the attorneys for all Parties to the lawsuit, including Class Counsel (Evan M. Meyers, David L. Gerbie and Timothy P. Kingsbury of McGuire Law, P.C., 55 West Wacker Drive, 9th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601), as well as Defendant’s counsel (Mitchell A. Orpett of Tribler Orpett & Meyer P.C., 225 West. Washington Street, Suite 2550, Chicago, Illinois 60606), postmarked no later than May 19, 2020. Any objection to the proposed Settlement must include your: (i) full name, address, telephone number, and email address; (ii) the case name and number of this Litigation; (iii) all grounds for the objection, with factual and legal support for the stated objection, including any supporting materials; (iv) the identification of any other objections you have filed, or have had filed on your behalf, in any other class action cases in the last four years; and (v) your signature. If you hire an attorney in connection with making an objection, that attorney must also file with the Court a notice of appearance by the objection deadline of May 19, 2020. If you do hire your own attorney, you will be solely responsible for payment of any fees and expenses the attorney incurs on your behalf. If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you cannot file an objection.
You may appear at the Final Approval Hearing, which will be held on June 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., in Courtroom 2410 of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, in person or through counsel to show cause why the proposed Settlement should not be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate. Attendance at the hearing is not necessary; however, persons wishing to be heard orally in opposition to the Final Approval of the Settlement, the request for attorneys’ fees and expenses, and/or the request for an Incentive Award to the Class Representatives are required to indicate in their written objection their intention to appear at the hearing on their own behalf or through counsel and to identify the names of any witnesses they intend to call to testify at the Final Approval Hearing, as well as any exhibits they intend to introduce at the Final Approval Hearing.
(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 Defendant or other Released Parties regarding any of the Released Claims. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive a payment from this Settlement.