NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION
A Michigan court authorized this notice. You are not being sued.
If you paid the City of Harper Woods (the “City”) for stormwater disposal services at any time between September 28, 2011 and April 30, 2022 (the “Class Period”), you could get a payment from a class action settlement (the “Settlement”).
You are hereby notified that a proposed settlement in the amount of $ 2,000,000 has been reached with the City in a class action lawsuit pending in the Wayne County Circuit Court titled Gottesman v. City of Harper Woods, Case No. 17-014341-CZ, presiding Susan L. Hubbard (the “Lawsuit”), challenging stormwater disposal charges the City imposes upon owners of real property.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|Do nothing||You will receive a credit on your water and sewer billing account in the amount of your pro rata share of the net settlement fund. If you do not have a water and sewer billing account, you will receive a credit on your December 2022 property tax bill in the amount of your pro rata share of the net settlement fund.|
|Submit a claim||You will receive a cash payment in the amount of your pro rata share of the net settlement fund. This is the best way to participate in the settlement if you do not own the property for which you paid stormwater disposal charges. Proof of claim forms must be submitted online or received by the claims administrator on or before September 19, 2022. Instructions for submitting a claim are below.|
|Exclude yourself||You will receive no cash payment or credit. You will retain your right to bring your own separate lawsuit against the City about the legal claims that were or could have been asserted in this case. Requests for exclusion must be received by the claims administrator on or before October 19, 2022. Instructions for requesting exclusion are below.|
|Object||Write to the lawyers for the Plaintiff and the City and file papers with the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. You will still be a member of the Class. Objections must be received by counsel and filed with the Wayne County Circuit Court on or before October 19, 2022. You must timely file and serve an objection in order to speak at the hearing on final approval of the Settlement. Instructions for submitting an objection are below.|