PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Heffler Claims Group regarding the We-Vibe® Class Action Settlement.
Court Ordered Legal Notice
If you purchased a We-Vibe® product or downloaded the We-Connect™ app, with Bluetooth, in the United States, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.
A proposed class action settlement has been reached concerning We-Vibe® products, purchased and used in the United States. The lawsuit claims that the defendant, Standard Innovation® Corp., (a Canadian Company) ("Defendant") failed to disclose that its Bluetooth-enabled vibrators collected and recorded certain personal information from consumers. Standard Innovation denies any wrongdoing and maintains that its data collection practices comply with the law and has agreed to the proposed settlement to avoid the uncertainties and costs associated with litigation.
Am I a class member?
You are a member of the "App Class," if you downloaded the We-Connect™ application and used it to control any of the following Bluetooth-enabled We-Vibe® vibrators in the United States before September 26, 2016: We-Vibe® Classic, We-Vibe® 4 Plus, We-Vibe® 4 Plus App Only, Rave by We-Vibe™ and Nova by We-Vibe™ products. You are a member of the "Purchaser Class," if you purchased one of those devices in the United States before September 26, 2016. Many people will be members of both classes because they both bought a We-Vibe® and downloaded and used the App.
What does the Settlement provide?
Defendant has agreed to create two separate settlement funds totaling approximately $3,750,000 US dollars. The fund for the Purchaser Class is $750,000 US dollars. The fund for the App Class is approximately $3,000,000 US dollars. Those in the Purchaser Class who submit valid claims will be eligible to receive up to $199 US dollars. Those in the App Class who submit valid claims will be eligible to receive up to about $10,000 US dollars. The amount of the actual payment to Class members will depend on the number of claims submitted and the total amount available in the respective settlement funds after applicable notice and administration costs, the incentive award, and attorneys' fees have been paid. You may be eligible for one or both classes.
What are my rights & options?
File a claim. The only way to receive payment is to file a Claim by July 20, 2017. If the Court approves the Settlement, you will receive a payment, and you will be bound by the Court's ruling regarding these claims. Do Nothing. You will not receive a payment, but you will be bound by the Settlement, including the Release, and all orders and judgments of the Court. Exclude Yourself. You won't get a payment but you'll keep your right to sue about these claims. You must contact the Settlement Administrator by mail to exclude yourself. Object. You can also object to the Settlement if you disagree with any of its terms. All requests for exclusion and objections must be postmarked by June 29, 2017. The Court has appointed lawyers from the firm Edelson PC to represent you as "Class Counsel." The lawyers will request to be paid from the settlement funds. You can hire your own lawyer, but you'll need to pay your own legal fees.
The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on August 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Virginia M. Kendall in Courtroom 2319 of the Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604. You can go to this hearing, but you do not have to. The Court will hear any objections, determine if the Settlement is fair, and consider Class Counsels' request for attorneys' fees and expenses and an incentive award to the Class Representatives of up to one-third of the Settlement Funds. Any money not awarded will stay in the Settlement Funds to pay Class Members who file valid claims. Class Counsels' request for fees and an incentive award will be posted on the settlement website after they are filed.
How do I get more information?
This is only a summary. For information, including the Settlement Agreement and other legal documents, including the Release details, visit www.SICclassactionsettlement.com, or call 1-844-367-8804. Please do not contact the Court.
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SOURCE Heffler Claims Group