Olmsted Ohio Flood Class Action Settlement

A settlement has been reached with the City of North Olmsted, Olmsted Township and Cuyahoga County to resolve claims arising from February 28, 2011, July 19, 2011 and May 14, 2014 flooding in the City of North Olmsted and Olmsted Township, Ohio.

On March 1, 2019, the Court issued an Order granting Preliminary Approval of the Class Action Settlement. The Court still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Payments will only be made if the Court finally approves the settlement and after appeals, if any, are resolved.

Please read this Notice carefully. The Notice explains the settlement, class member rights, the available benefits, and how to get them. Class Members have various options that may be exercised before the Court decides whether to approve the settlement. Class Members’ legal rights are affected whether they act or don’t act.

If the Settlement Agreement is approved by the Court at or after the Fairness hearing described in Section 13 of the Notice, the Defendants shall contribute to the creation of a settlement fund totaling $955,000.

In order to claim compensation from the settlement, a Class Member must file with Class Counsel a Claim Form from which he, she or it sustained Real Property Damages, Personal Property Damages and/or Out of Pocket Expenses.

The Court has decided that the Settlement Class includes those persons or entities who are listed in Exhibit 1 regarding February 28, 2011, July 19, 2011 and May 14, 2014 flooding in the City of North Olmsted and Olmsted Township, Ohio.

Important Deadlines

April 15, 2019 – Last day to submit either opt out (to be excluded from the settlement) or object to the Settlement Agreement.

April 15, 2019 – Claim Forms must be postmarked on or before this date.

May 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – Final Fairness Hearing to Approve the Settlement Agreement.

How to Obtain a Payment

To obtain payment from the settlement fund, you must do the following:

  1. Complete, sign, and date the appropriate Claim Form (it was enclosed with the materials sent to the Class Members). Keep a copy of the completed Claim Form; and 
  2. Mail the appropriate Claim Form and your supporting documentation, such as proof of damages, no later than April 15, 2019 to the following address: Liddle & Dubin, P.C., 975 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48207.

If you fail to mail in the appropriate Claim Form and supporting documents by the required deadline, you will not get paid. Sending in a Claim Form late or without documentation will be the same as doing nothing.

If you are not sure whether you are a member of the Settlement Class, or have any other questions about the settlement, please call 800-536-0045. You can also send your questions to Class Counsel by email (info@ldclassaction.com) or by mail at: Liddle & Dubin, P.C., 975 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48207.

Important Documents

Settlement Agreement

Notice of Pendency of Class Action Settlement

 

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