NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

Submitted by Jose Torres-Vega on April 7, 2017 - 1:34pm
 

NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT INVOLVING:

  

All Persons in Colorado who are qualified individuals with disabilities, who use wheelchairs (as that term is defined by 49 C.F.R. § 37.3), and who have used, currently use, or may in the future use the Regional Transportation District’s Light Rail Service (“Class”).

 

Class action litigation against the Regional Transportation District (“RTD”) has been pending in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in Case No. 14-cv-03111-CMA-KLM (the “Action”).  The Parties have reached a proposed class settlement (“Settlement”), which the Court has preliminarily approved.  The Court has certified the Class for settlement purposes only and authorized this Notice.

 

THIS SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS

 

Please take notice the Court will hold a hearing on July 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse, Courtroom A602, 901 19th Street, Denver Colorado 80294, before the Honorable Judge Christine Arguello to determine: (1) whether the Settlement should be finally approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate; (2) whether the case should be dismissed with prejudice; (3) whether Class members should be bound by the terms and provisions, including the releases, set forth in the Settlement; (4) whether the Class members should be permanently enjoined from, among other things, commencing any other lawsuit or other proceeding relating to the claims, facts, or circumstances in this Action; and (5) whether Class Counsel’s application of an award of attorneys’ fees and costs should be approved.   

 

Please see http://ccdconline.org/case/2395 for a complete copy of the proposed class settlement agreement or use the QR code below:

3D Code to scan with a smartphone or tablet

If you are a member of the Class, you have the right to exclude yourself from this Settlement by sending a written request for exclusion to Class Counsel and RTD’s Counsel no later than May 17, 2017.  You also have the right to object to this Settlement by filing written objections with the Court no later than June 16, 2017.

 

Please do not contact the Court or Court Clerk with questions about this Settlement.  If you have questions, please contact Class Counsel at:

 

Kevin W. Williams, Esq.

Andrew C. Montoya, Esq.

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

1385 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 610-A

Denver, CO 80222

720-336-3584 (Williams); 720-336-1036 (Montoya)

kwilliams@ccdconline.org; amontoya@ccdconline.org

 

 

 

For purposes of any requests for exclusion, RTD’s Counsel should be contacted at:

 

 

Jenifer M. Ross-Amato, Esq.

Mindy McNair, Esq.

Regional Transportation District

1600 Blake Street

Denver, CO  80202

 

Michael D. Plachy, Esq.

Jessica L. Fuller, Esq.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

One Tabor Center, Suite 3000

1200 Seventeenth Street

Denver, CO 80202

 

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