You can tell the Court that you don’t agree with the Settlement or some part of it.
Any Class Member who does not submit a request for exclusion from the Class may object to the proposed Settlement, or Class Counsel’s motion for an award of attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of litigation expenses. Objections must be in writing. To object to the Settlement, you must give reasons why you think the Court should not approve it. The Court will consider your views before making a decision.
In order to have your objection considered, you or your attorney must mail the written objection to Class Counsel, Vita-Mix’s Counsel, the Settlement Administrator, and the Court. Your objection must contain: (a) the full name, address, telephone number, and email address of the objector; (b) the serial number(s) for the objector’s blender(s); (c) a written statement of all grounds for the objection accompanied by any legal support for such objection; (d) copies of any papers, briefs, or other documents on which the objection is based; (e) a list of all civil actions in which the objector and/or objector’s counsel had filed or in any way participated in—financially or otherwise—objecting to a class action settlement in the preceding five years; (f) the name, address, email address, and telephone number of all attorneys representing the objector; (g) a statement indicating whether the objector and/or the objector’s counsel intends to appear at the Fairness Hearing, and, if so, a list of all persons, if any, who will be called to testify in support of the objection; and (h) the objector’s signature. Class Members who fail to make objections in the manner specified in this Section will be deemed to have waived any objections and will be foreclosed from making any objection to the Settlement or this Agreement (whether by appeal, collateral proceeding, or otherwise).
You must mail your written objection, postmarked no later than March 7, 2018, to the following addresses:
Blender Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 7028
Broomfield, CO 80021
Office of the Clerk
Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
100 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC
3825 Edwards Road, Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Tracey L. Turnbull
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
950 Main Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44113