The Court has preliminarily approved the settlement. However, settlement benefits cannot be distributed until after the Court grants final approval of the settlement and after any possible appeals are resolved.
The Court has certified the Class for settlement purposes as being:
All entertainers who performed at Ferny Properties, LLC, d/b/a The Northern Gentlemen’s Club during the period from September 19, 2015 through April 5, 2021.
Your legal rights are affected by the Court’s decision to certify a class, and you have a choice to make now:
|You May:||Effect of Choosing the Option:||Due Date:|
|Exclude Yourself||You can elect to get out of the Class and keep your right to sue Northern on your own in regard to the claims in the lawsuit. To exclude yourself from participating in the settlement, you must follow the exclusion procedure explained in the Notice.||Postmarked or E-Mailed by July 26, 2021|
|File Objection||If you do not exclude yourself, you can remain a Class Member and still write to the Court about why you agree or disagree with the settlement.||Postmarked or E-Mailed by July 26, 2021|
|Appear at a Hearing||If you do not exclude yourself, you can also ask to speak to the Court about the fairness of the settlement.||The Notice of Appearance
Must be postmarked on or before September 17, 2021, to appear at the final hearing on September 27, 2021 at the Federal Courthouse in Fargo, ND
|Do Nothing||You will be bound by the terms of the settlement and give up your right to sue Northern yourself on these claims later. You will still receive a check Equal Distribution Fund, as described below, but you will not receive a check from the Proportional Distribution Fund.|
|Elect Your Form of Settlement Benefit||If you wish to be included in the Class settlement and receive the maximum settlement benefit, you must submit a properly completed Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator prior to July 26, 2021.
If you fail to file a Claim Form or to correct an improperly filed Form prior to July 26, 2021, you will not be eligible to obtain the maximum settlement benefit from the Class settlement and will be bound by the terms of the settlement and give up your right to sue Northern yourself on these claims later.