Rickey Royal, et al v. Stoneridge Control Device, Inc.

Civil Action No. 5:14-cv-01410-F

Rickey Royal, et al v. Stoneridge Control Device, Inc.

 Civil Action No. 5:14-cv-01410-F

If you are a United States resident who currently owns a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission that incorporates a clutch safety interlock switch built between February 24, 2005 and January 1, 2007, you may be entitled to receive a free replacement clutch safety interlock switch under the settlement in this action.

  • A proposed Settlement has been reached concerning Stoneridge, Inc. and Stoneride Control Devices, Inc. (collectively, “Stoneridge”) clutch safety interlock devices (“CSIDs”) installed in certain Chrysler 2006–2007 model year vehicles with manual transmissions. Plaintiffs claim that the CSIDs are defective and can fail. Stoneridge denies any wrongdoing. You received the Notice because you or someone in your family may own a vehicle equipped with a covered CSID.
  • Under the terms of the proposed Settlement, Stoneridge has agreed to provide a free replacement CSID to eligible owners. The Settlement Agreement, available at www.interlockswitchsettlement.com, provides more detail, and explains who is eligible for a replacement CSID. To qualify, you must submit a Claim Form by mail, online, or you can request it by calling the Claims Administrator (call 1-844-367-8894). The deadline to file a Claim Form is October 5, 2018. As explained in the detailed notice, you can exclude yourself or object. If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement or you want to pursue your own case against Stoneridge, you must exclude yourself by January 9, 2018. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get a CSID from this Settlement. If you stay in the Settlement, you may object to it by January 9, 2018.
  • The Court will hold a hearing on January 30, 2018, to decide whether to approve the Settlement and a request by the lawyers representing all Class Members for attorneys’ fees of $375,000 plus awards of $5,000 for the Representative Plaintiffs, for litigating the case and negotiating the Settlement. The Motion for Fees will be posted on the website after they are filed. You may attend the hearing and ask to be heard, but you do not have to. For more information, call toll free 1-844-367-8894 or visit www.interlockswitchsettlement.com for updates.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 5, 2018

This is the only way to receive a free replacement CSID under the Settlement. If you are a Settlement Class Member and you remain in the Settlement Class, you will be bound by the Settlement as approved by the Court and you will give up any Released Claims as (defined in the Settlement Agreement) that you have against Stoneridge and the other Released Parties (defined in the Settlement Agreement).

EXCLUDE YOURSELF
NO LATER THAN
JANUARY 9, 2018

If you exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, you will not be eligible to receive a free replacement CSID. This is the only option that allows you to ever be a part of any lawsuit against Stoneridge or the other Released Parties about the legal claims in the Action.

OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT
NO LATER THAN JANUARY 9, 2018

If you do not like the proposed Settlement, the request for attorneys’ fees and costs, and/or the request for incentive awards to the Plaintiffs, you may write to the Court and explain why you do not like them. You cannot submit an objection unless you are a Settlement Class Member and do not exclude yourself from the Settlement Class.

FILE A NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPEAR NO LATER THAN JANUARY 9, 2018
AND GO TO THE SETTLEMENT
HEARING ON
JANUARY 30, 2018

Filing a written objection and notice of intention to appear per the instructions below allows you to speak in Court, at the discretion of the Court, about the fairness of the proposed Settlement, the request for attorneys’ fees and costs, and/or the request for incentive awards to the Plaintiffs. If you submit a written objection, you may (but you do not have to) attend the hearing and, at the Court’s discretion, speak about your objection.

DO NOTHING

You are not required to take any action. If you are a member of the Settlement Class and you do not submit a valid Claim Form, you will not be eligible to receive a replacement CSID. But you will remain a member of the Settlement Class, which means you give up your right to sue about the claims that are resolved by the Settlement and you will be bound by any judgments or orders entered by the Court in the Action.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Heffler Claims Group, the Claims Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call 1-844-367-8894

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Important Dates

  • Claim Form Deadline.

    Friday, October 5, 2018 You must submit your Claim Form on-line no later than Friday, October 5, 2018, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, October 5, 2018.
  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
  • Objection Deadline.

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Please check this website for updates.

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