Did anyone get a notice about a class action lawsuit
against Lexington Law.
I did because I was using then for a while.
It came in an email on Tue. but got sidetracked to spam.
Anyway, just looking for comments.
I would link it to here but don't know how so this is a copy and paste of the first page.
I know it does not conform to our preferred writing etiquette on here , however...
this is the way it came to me... I apologize in advance.
IF YOU HAD A CONTRACT FOR CREDIT REPAIR SERVICES WITH John C. Heath Attorney at Law, PLLC, d/b/a
Lexington Law Firm, or Adam C. Fullman, d/b/a Lexington Law Firm California,
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO BENEFITS FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
for more information
NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION AND PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
A proposed class action settlement has been reached in the above captioned case brought against the defendants John C. Heath Attorney at Law, PLLC, d/b/a Lexington Law Firm, and Adam C. Fullman (the "Defendants"), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The Settlement resolves a lawsuit over alleged violations of the Credit Repair Organizations Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1679 et. seq. Your legal rights may be affected whether you act or don't act. Please read this notice carefully. Please visit www.croasettlement.com
to read the full agreement and submit a claim.
What is the Lawsuit About?
This lawsuit alleges that Defendants, among other matters, more fully defined in the Settlement Agreement, a copy of which is available at www.croasettlement.com
, unlawfully restricted consumers from having direct contact with national credit bureaus such as Transunion, Experian, and Equifax. This lawsuit seeks to represent a group or "Class" of persons who were subject to such restrictions.
Defendants and other released parties deny that they or other released parties violated any law. The Court has not determined who was right. Rather, the parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties, expenses, and waste of resources that will result from further litigation. This notice is not an admission of wrongdoing by any party.
How Do I Know if I am a Class Member?
You are a member of the Class if you are a current or former customer of the Defendants in the United States and its territories who, between June 24, 2005 and December 8, 2011, was in a contract with the Defendants for credit repair service.
What Can I Get From the Settlement?
If you are a class member who files a valid claim by submitting either the Online Registration Form or the Registration by Mail Form before the deadline, and the Court approves the settlement, you are entitled to Settlement Benefits. The settlement offers class members two forms of relief: service improvements and certificates. Defendants agree they will not institute any policy or use any contract that contains any provision that prohibits customers from having direct contact or communications with the credit bureaus (i.e., contact without the assistance of Defendants or any third party).
Class members will also be able to receive certificates for a choice of certain comprehensive identity theft protection or credit maintenance program services, which are fully transferable up until the point of activation. John C. Heath Attorney at Law, PLLC ("Heath, PLLC") has agreed to provide between $6,250,000 and $12,500,000 worth of certificates to Class Members who elect to participate in the Settlement by submitting a registration form (either online or by mail). Detailed information on the identity theft protection services and credit maintenance program services is available at www.croasettlement.com
How Can I Receive Settlement Benefits?
To qualify for benefits, you must submit a timely, truthful, accurate, and properly completed Online Registration Form or Registration by Mail Form. You may either submit the Online Registration Form at www.croasettlement.com
by following the instructions found with the link, or you may mail a completed Mail by Registration Form, which must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 6, 2012 to:
Attention: John C. Heath or Adam Fullman
360 North Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake, Utah 84054
What are My Other Options?
You or your lawyer has the right to appear before the Court and object to the proposed Settlement. Your written objection must be submitted by February 24, 2012. If you do not wish to be a member of the Class, you may exclude yourself by writing to the Settlement Administrator. Specific instructions are available at www.croasettlement.com
. Your request must be submitted by February 24, 2012.
If you do nothing you will be in the Class, and if the Court approves the settlement, you will also be bound by all orders and judgments of the Court. If approved, your claims against Defendants and other released parties for any and all claims in conjunction with credit repair services will be released.
Who Represents Me?
The Court has approved Jay Edelson, Steven L. Woodrow, and Rafey Balabanian of Edelson McGuire, LLC to be the attorneys representing the Class in this case. These attorneys are referred to as Class Counsel. You will not be charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer in this case, you may hire one at your expense.
Class Counsel will ask the Court for attorneys' fees and expenses of up to $965,000. Heath, PLLC has agreed to pay the Class Representative $10,000 for her services in helping to bring and settle this case. The Court may award less than these amounts.
When will the Court Consider the Proposed Settlement?
The Court will hold the Final Approval Hearing at 10:00 A.M. on March 16, 2012 at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California located at Courtroom 6, 17th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102. At that hearing, the Court will hear any objections concerning the fairness of the settlement that have been properly requested, as set forth above. The hearing may be postponed to a different date or time without notice. You are not required to come to the Final Approval Hearing.
How Do I Get More Information?
The exact release and the definition of released parties contained in the settlement are far more detailed, and you may want or need to consider it before making your decision about participating in the settlement. Likewise, much more detail about all of the provisions, including the IdentityProtectsm and Credit Repair Maintenancesm services, is contained in the full Settlement Agreement. For more information about the proposed settlement and a copy of the full Settlement Agreement and the Notice and Claim Form, go to www.croasettlement.com
. You may also contact Class Counsel, at the address or phone number below for any reason, including requesting a copy of the Settlement Agreement. If you contact Class Counsel in writing, please include the case name and number, and your name and your current return address on any letters, not just the envelopes.
Jay Edelson, Esq.
Steven L. Woodrow, Esq.
Rafey Balabanian, Esq.
EDELSON MCGUIRE, LLC
350 North LaSalle, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: 1 (866) 354-3015