When and where will the Court consider the New Settlement, the plan of distribution, request for attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, and awards to Class Representatives?
The Court is scheduled to hold a Fairness Hearing to consider the New Settlement at 2:00 PM on June 1, 2023, via Zoom, with the link available at: https://cand.uscourts.gov/judges/tigar-jon-s-jst/. The hearing may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice, so you should check this website for current information.
At this hearing the Court will consider whether the New Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court will also consider the plan of distribution, and the requests for attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses and awards to Class Representatives. If there are objections or comments, the Court will consider them at this time. After the hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the New Settlement, the plan of distribution and the requests for attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses and awards to Class Representatives. We do not know how long these decisions will take.
Do I have to come to the hearing?
No. Class Counsel will answer any questions the Court may have. But you are welcome to come at your own expense. 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. If you file an objection or comment, you do not have to come to Court to talk about it. As long as you filed your written objection on time, your objection will be presented to the Court for its consideration.
May I speak at the hearing?
You may ask the Court for permission to speak at the Fairness Hearing. To do so, you must file a “Notice of Intent to Appear in In re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1917.” Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number and your signature. Your Notice of Intent to Appear must be submitted to the Court either by mailing it to the Clerk of Court at the address below, or by filing it in person at any location of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California no later than April 14, 2023. You cannot speak at the hearing if you excluded yourself from the Settlement Class.
Clerk of Court
United States District Court for the
Northern District of California
1301 Clay Street, Suite 400 S
Oakland, CA 94612
Instructions for attending the hearing via Zoom will be available on the Court’s web page: https://cand.uscourts.gov/judges/tigar-jon-s-jst/.