If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, you can object to the Settlement if you don’t like any part of it. You can give reasons why you think the Court should deny approval by filing an objection. To object, you must file a letter or brief with the Court stating that you object to the Settlement in Vaughan et al. v. Biomat et al., No. 20-cv-04241 (N.D. Ill.), no later than May 22, 2023. Your objection must be e-filed or delivered to the Court at the following address:
Clerk of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
The objection must be in writing, must be signed and must include the following information: (a) your full name and current address, (b) a statement that you believe you are a member of the Settlement Class, (c) whether the objection applies to you, to a specific subset of the Settlement Class, or to the entire Settlement Class, (d) the specific grounds for your objection, (e) all documents or writings that you wish the Court to consider, (f) the name and contact information of any attorneys representing, advising or in any was assisting you in connection with the preparation or submission of the objection or who may profit from the pursuit of the objection, and (g) a statement indicating whether you intend to appear at the Final Approval Hearing. If you hire an attorney in connection with making an objection, that attorney must file an appearance with the Court or seek pro hac vice admission to practice before the Court, and electronically file the objection by the objection deadline of May 22, 2023. If you hire your own attorney, you will be solely responsible for payment of any fees and expenses the attorney incurs on your behalf. If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you cannot file an objection.
In addition to filing your objection with the Court you must send via mail, email, or delivery service, by no later than May 22, 2023, copies of your objection and any supporting documents to both Class Counsel and Defendants’ Counsel at the addresses listed below:
FISH POTTER BOLAÑOS, P.C.
200 E. 5th Ave., Suite 115
Naperville, IL 60563
Jason A. Selvey
Julia S. Wolf
JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
150 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 787- 4949
Class Counsel will file with the Court and post on the settlement website their request for attorneys’ fees and incentive awards.