Webb et al. v. City of Maplewood
NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
READ THIS NOTICE FULLY AND CAREFULLY
THE LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS!
IF YOU PAID A FINE, COST, AND/OR FEE TO THE CITY OF MAPLEWOOD (“DEFENDANT”) BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1, 2011 AND NOVEMBER 18, 2021 AND/OR IF YOU WERE JAILED BY THE CITY OF MAPLEWOOD FOR NON-PAYMENT OF FINES, FEES, COSTS, OR SURCHARGES BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1, 2011 AND NOVEMBER 18, 2021, A PENDING CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has authorized this Notice; it is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
|SUMMARY OF YOUR OPTIONS AND THE LEGAL EFFECT OF EACH OPTION|
|DO NOTHING AND RECEIVE PAYMENT||If you are entitled under the Settlement to payment, you do not have to do anything to receive it. If the Court approves the Settlement and it becomes final and effective, and you remain in the Settlement Class (i.e., you do nothing and do not otherwise exclude yourself from the Settlement), you will automatically receive a payment and will give up your right to bring your own lawsuit against the City of Maplewood about the claims in this case.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS(ES); RECEIVE NO PAYMENT BUT RELEASE NO CLAIMS RELATED TO THE CLASS(ES) YOU EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM|
DEADLINE: JANUARY 13, 2023
|If you ask to be excluded, you will receive no benefit from the Settlement, but you retain your right to sue on your own.|
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT|
DEADLINE: JANUARY 13, 2023
|You may object to the terms of the Settlement Agreement and have your objections heard at the April 5, 2023 Final Approval Hearing.|
This class action lawsuit (“Lawsuit”), known as Webb, et al., v. City of Maplewood, Missouri, Civil Action No. 4:16-CV-1703-CDP, is currently pending against the City of Maplewood (“Defendant”). It alleges that Defendant violated the United States Constitution and Missouri law in its arrest procedures and demands for payment arising from cases in the Maplewood Municipal Court. Judge Catherine D. Perry of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is overseeing this Lawsuit. The Lawsuit seeks damages and injunctive relief for each alleged violation as well as costs and attorneys’ fees. Defendant denies all claims alleged in the Lawsuit. The Court has not decided who is right.
A settlement has been reached with the Defendant. The Notice summarizes the proposed settlement and your rights. For the precise terms and conditions of the settlement, please see the settlement agreement available on the Settlement Documents page, contacting the Settlement Administrator at 1-888-477-1779 or by contacting Class Counsel at the addresses listed on the Frequently Asked Questions page (listed under “Do I have a lawyer in this case?”), by accessing the Court docket in this case, for a fee, through the Court’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system at https://ecf.moed.uscourts.gov/, or by visiting the office of the Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 111 South 10th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays.