BRENDA LOPEZ v OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLET, INC.

Case No. 2020-CA-002511-OC in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Osceola County, Florida, Civil Division

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND HEARING

This notice relates to a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit which alleges that Defendant Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Plaintiff Brenda Lopez (“Plaintiff”) alleged that Defendant violated the FCRA by inserting extraneous information into forms authorizing the procurement and use of consumer report information in background checks for employment purposes, and by obtaining consumer reports without the proper authorization. Defendant denies that it violated the law in any way whatsoever. The two sides disagree as to whether Defendant’s conduct was permitted under the FCRA, whether Defendant would be liable under the FCRA with respect to that conduct and, if so, the extent of any such liability. The parties have, however, agreed to resolve the lawsuit through a Court-supervised settlement.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

How to Get Paid from the Settlement:

If you timely return the attached Claim Form or file a claim through the Settlement Website noting that you choose to receive a cash recovery, and the Court grants final approval of the Class Settlement, you will be sent a Settlement Check. The amount of your Settlement Check will be determined by dividing: 100% of the Settlement Fund by the number of Class Members that timely return claim forms to the Class Settlement Administrator. Depending upon the cost of notice, administration, and other expenses approved by the court, the amount of each Settlement Check may be reduced on a pro rata (proportional)basis. The Parties estimate net settlement payments will total approximately $62.55 to those class members who timely return valid claim forms.

THE CLAIM FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLASS SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR NO LATER THAN MARCH 11, 2022.

What happens if you

 do nothing:

If the Court approves the settlement and you do nothing, you will be releasing your claims and you will not receive your share of a class action settlement. The Full Release and Released Parties are available on the Important Court Documents tab.

How to ask that you

be excluded:

You have the right to exclude yourself from the settlement completely (“opt out”). You can opt out by following the instructions on the Settlement website. You will not receive any monetary payments from the Settlement. You will not have any right to object, but you will not be bound by the terms of this Settlement and will retain your right to file your own lawsuit. The opt out deadline is March 11, 2022.
Object by March 11, 2022:

You may write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.

You cannot object if you opt out.

Go to a Hearing on March 28, 2022 Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.

   

Your rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this Notice; The Court still has to decide whether to approve this settlement, which may take some time.