A federal court in Chicago preliminarily approved a class action settlement in the lawsuit Davis v. Heartland Employment Services, LLC, 1:19-cv-00680 (the “Lawsuit”).
The Court has approved the Notice to inform you of your rights in the settlement. As described in more detail below, you may:
- request a settlement payment and give up certain legal claims you have;
- exclude yourself from the settlement, not receive a settlement payment and not give up any legal claims;
- object to the settlement; or
- do nothing, not receive a settlement payment, and give up certain legal claims you have.
Before any money is paid, the Court will decide whether to grant final approval of the settlement.
The Court will hold a hearing in this case on October 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. as a telephonic hearing, call in number (888) 808-6929 access code 5348076, to consider, among other things, (1) whether to finally approve the settlement; (2) a request by the lawyers representing all class members for an award of no more than one-third of the settlement as attorney fees (estimated to be $1,806,000.00) plus litigation costs (not to exceed $55,000); and (3) a request for Service Awards of $10,000.00 each for Settlement Class Representatives Lamont Davis, Nakea Blount, and Shamikkah Slaughter; and (4) a request for up to $75,000.00 to the Settlement Administrator. You may appear at the hearing, but you are not required to do so.