ROB KAINTZ v. THE GOODMAN GROUP, INC.

Case No. 8:20-cv-2115-T-33AAS in the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND HEARING

A court authorized this Notice.  This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

This Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement and Hearing provides important information regarding your right to participate in or to opt out of a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit. Named Plaintiff, Rob Kaintz (“Plaintiff”), filed a lawsuit against Defendant The Goodman Group, Inc., (“Defendant”) in which he alleges that the COBRA Notice he received from or on behalf of Defendant was deficient.  Defendant disputes the allegations and has asserted its Notice complied with all applicable laws.  That case is pending in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Tampa Division) and the judge has not made any determination about who is right or wrong in the case.  A summary of the claims asserted in the lawsuit and the proposed settlement follows.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Do Nothing

If you do nothing and the Court approves this settlement, you will receive a settlement payment. As a member of the Settlement Class, you will release Defendant from any potential liability regarding the COBRA notice and the issues raised in this lawsuit.

Ask to be Excluded by

July 16, 2021

If you do not want to be included in the case and the settlement, you must take action to exclude yourself. This is called “opting out.” To opt out, you must state in writing that you have elected to opt out of the case and the settlement and send your written notice to the Settlement Administrator by July 16, 2021. If you elect to opt out, you may pursue your own action against Defendant for the claims raised in this case if you choose to do so. If you ask to be excluded, you will not receive a check and you will not be made part of the settlement.  Notwithstanding the above, any class member that negotiates a check waives any prior objection or “opt out” selection.

Object by July 30, 2021

You may write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement, if you object to any of its terms. To object to the settlement, you must: (i) state your objection with specificity; (ii) state whether your objection pertains only to yourself or some or all of the Settlement Class; and (iii) return your objection timely. You may not file an objection if you opt out of the settlement. The Court may overrule your objection. Notwithstanding the above, any class member that negotiates a check waives any prior objection or “opt out” selection.

Go to a Hearing on August 9, 2021

If you wish to be heard, you may attend the Final Approval Hearing and ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement. You are not required to attend the hearing. If you opt out, you may not present your opinions regarding the settlement at the Final Approval Hearing.


The Court still has to decide whether to approve this settlement, which may take some time.