NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE WILL COUNTY
ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION
Case No. 19 CH 1196
A Court has authorized the Notice. The Notice is not a notice of a lawsuit against you.
A Notice was sent to you to tell you about the Settlement of the “class action” lawsuit that was filed against El Guero de Crest Hill, Inc., and this Settlement resolves the claims against El Guero, the Defendant. The Notice is also to tell you about a “Fairness Hearing” to be held before Judge Roger D. Rickmon on March 1, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. at the Circuit Court of Will County in Room 804 to determine whether the proposed Settlement described in the Partial Class Action Settlement Agreement (the “Agreement”) fairly resolves the claims against Defendant as explained below.
You received a Notice because you have been identified as a person in the Class, defined as:
All persons who have been employed by Defendant in Illinois for whom Defendant has obtained handprints for use with Defendant’s biometric clock in and clock out system from August 15, 2014, to July 14, 2023.
Accordingly, you are eligible to participate in the Settlement of this lawsuit by completing the attached Claim Form and timely mailing it to the Claims Administrator. To receive your share of the Settlement Fund, you must mail or submit a Claim and Release Form HERE no later than January 12, 2024. The Claim and Release Form must be signed and returned without alteration or amendment.
If you are a Class Member and accurately complete and timely submit the Claim Form, you will receive an equal share of the Net Settlement Amount.
If the information on the Claim Form is accurate, fill out the Claim Form completely, making sure to answer the questions and sign and date the form and mail, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit online HERE. If your address has changed, be sure to update your address on the Claim Form. It is your responsibility to update the Claims Administrator if you move.
HOW TO OPT-OUT OF OR OBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT
If you do not wish to participate in the Settlement and receive a Settlement Payment, you may also exclude yourself from the Settlement. To exclude yourself you must submit the following written statement: “I request to be excluded from the Settlement in Solórzano v. El Guero de Crest Hill, Inc., Case No.: 19 CH 1196”. If you exclude yourself, you cannot receive money from this Settlement. You may, however, pursue other legal remedies apart from the Settlement that may be available to you. Neither the Parties nor their attorneys make any representations to you regarding what, if any, legal remedies are available to you should you choose to opt-out.
You may also object to the terms of the Settlement. If you choose to object to the Settlement, you must on or before January 12, 2024, mail your written objection to the Claims Administrator with copies to Class Counsel and Defendant’s counsel. If you choose to opt-out or object to the Settlement, you must also include your full name, address, and telephone number, and you must personally sign the letter. The statement dated and returned to the Claims Administrator and postmarked no later than January 12, 2024. Full details on how to exclude yourself or object to the Settlement are available in the Complete Notice.
PLEASE REVIEW THE COMPLETE NOTICE PRIOR TO EXCLUDING YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT OR OBJECTING TO THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT.
FILE THE CLAIM FORM ONLINE HERE OR WITH A POSTMARK NO LATER THAN January 12, 2024.