Any Settlement Class Member who has not filed a timely written request for exclusion and who wishes to object to the fairness, reasonableness, or adequacy of this Agreement or the proposed Settlement, or to any other aspect or effect of the proposed Settlement, must file with the Court a written statement of his or her objection no later than August 16, 2019. To file a written statement of objection, a Settlement Class Member must (a) mail it to the Clerk of the Court in time to be received by the Clerk of the Court on or before August 16, 2019, or (b) file it in person on or before August 16, 2019 at any location of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, except that any objection made by a Settlement Class Member represented by counsel must be filed through the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system.
A written statement of objection must: (a) contain a caption or title that identifies it as “Objection to Class Settlement in Holt v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-00911-RV (N.D. Fla.)”; (b) include the Settlement Class Member’s name, mailing and email addresses, and contact telephone number; (c) set forth the specific reason(s) for the objection, including all legal support the Settlement Class Member wishes to bring to the Court’s attention and all factual evidence the Settlement Class Member wishes to introduce in support of the objection; (d) disclose the name and contact information of any and all attorneys representing, advising, or in any way assisting the Settlement Class Member in connection with the preparation or submission of the objection; and (e) be personally signed by the Settlement Class Member.
You can ask the Court to deny approval by filing an objection. You can’t ask the Court to order a larger settlement; the Court can only approve or deny the settlement. If the Court denies approval, no settlement benefits will be sent out and the lawsuit will continue. If that is what you want to happen, you must object.
You may, but need not, select an attorney to appear at the Fairness Hearing on your behalf. If you do, you will be responsible for your own attorneys’ fees and costs.
Clerk of the Court
USDC, Northern District of Florida
Winston E. Arnow Federal Building
100 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Update: the Objection Deadline has passed.