What if I want to object to the Settlement Agreement?
This summarizes SOME of the requirements in the Notice to the Class. Refer to the Notice for ALL of the requirements for making an objection, including how to file with Court, where to send copies to the attorneys, and other detail. Dates and deadlines are also in the Notice.
If you are a member of the Settlement Class, you can ask the Court to deny approval by filing an objection. You cannot ask the Court to modify the terms of the Settlement Agreement; the Court can only approve or deny the Settlement Agreement. If the Court denies approval, the actions outlined in the notice will not occur and the lawsuit will continue. If that is what you want to happen, you must file an objection.
To file an objection, you must send the Court a written statement that you object to the Settlement in Liberty Resources, Inc., et al. v. City of Philadelphia, Case No. 2:19-cv-03846-HB (E.D. Pa.). Your written objection also must be mailed to all of the lawyers listed in the Notice.
IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY SUBMIT AN OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE WAIVED YOUR OBJECTION AND SHALL BE FORECLOSED FROM MAKING ANY OBJECTION TO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.
The proposed Settlement Agreement, if given final approval by the Court, will bind all members of the Settlement Class. This will bar any person who is a member of the Settlement Class from seeking different or additional relief regarding all issues resolved in the Settlement Agreement for the term of the Settlement Agreement.