Settlement Status

The settlement is subject to Court approval and satisfaction of all conditions set forth in the Final Settlement Agreement filed with the Court. Plaintiff’s Counsel and Defendant will jointly ask the Court on or before May 15, 2019 to finally approve the settlement. The Court will hold a hearing to determine whether the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and should be approved. You are not required or expected to attend the hearing, but have the opportunity to do so if you choose.

The final approval hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 15, 2019 at the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Bob Dole U.S. Courthouse, 500 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 64106, Topeka Courtroom 410 (HLT).

If the Court approves the settlement and if all conditions set forth in the Final Settlement Agreement and Release are satisfied, FIREBIRDS will deliver all settlement funds to the Settlement Administrator for distribution to Settling Plaintiffs pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

If the Court does not approve the proposed settlement, the case will proceed as if no settlement has been attempted. In that event, FIREBIRDS retains the right to contest whether this case can be maintained as a class action and to contest the merits of the claims being asserted by the Plaintiff in this action. If the settlement is not approved, there can be no assurance that the class will recover the amount provided for in this settlement, or anything at all.

If there are any changes to the time or location of the hearing, they will be posted on this website.