If you do not submit a timely and valid request for exclusion but wish to object to this Settlement, you can ask the Court to deny approval by filing an objection.
- You cannot ask the Court to order a different settlement; the Court can only approve or reject the settlement.
- If the Court denies approval, no settlement payments will be sent out and the lawsuit will continue. If that is what you want to happen, you must object.
Any objection to the proposed settlement must be submitted either:
- in writing in advance, or
- presented orally at the Final Approval Hearing
What are the requirements for written objections?
Written objections must include the following information:
- The Settlement Class Member’s full name or entity name, the full name of the entity’s representative and title (if applicable), current mailing address, telephone number, and if you are being assisted by a lawyer, the lawyer’s name, address and telephone number;
- The case name and number of the Lawsuit (McKenzie Law Firm, P.A., et al. v. Ruby Receptionists, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:18-cv-01921-SI);
- A statement establishing your membership in the Settlement Class;
- In clear and concise terms, the specific reasons for the objection, and any evidence or legal authority the Settlement Class Member believes supports the objection; and
- Your signature.
If you are submitting a written objection, it must be submitted to the Court by mailing it to the Clerk at the address below, with copies mailed to Class Counsel and Ruby’s Counsel, so that it is delivered or postmarked on or before JUNE 15, 2021:
COURT ADDRESS: Class Action Clerk U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse 1000 Southwest Third Avenue Portland, OR 97204-2944
CLASS COUNSEL: Robert I. Lax, Esq. Lax LLP 380 Lexington Avenue, 31st Floor New York, NY 10168
RUBY’S COUNSEL: Renee E. Rothauge, Esq. Perkins Coie LLP 1120 N.W. Couch Street, 10th Floor Portland, OR 97209-4128
If you file a timely written objection, you may, but are not required to, appear at the Final Approval Hearing, either in person or through your own attorney. If you appear through your own attorney, you are responsible for hiring and paying that attorney.
How may Oral Objections be Made?
The Court will consider all written and oral objections during the Final Approval Hearing. Timely written objection must be submitted by June 15, 2021. You or a lawyer, retained at your own expense, may appear and present an objection or other remarks without submitting written objections, or providing advance notice of an intent to appear, or a request to be heard at the Final Approval Hearing.
Settlement Class Members who exclude themselves from the Settlement will have no standing to object or comment on the Settlement.