SHERYL HOLLY-TAYLOR v. ACADIA HEALTHCARE CO., INC. and THE REFUGE - A HEALING PLACE, LLC

Case No. 2020-CA-000327CAAXES in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit In and For Pasco County, Florida (Civil Division)

 

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND HEARING

 

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

 

This notice relates to a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit which alleges that Defendant Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., and The Refuge – A Healing Place, LLC (collectively “Defendants”) violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Plaintiff Sheryl Holly-Taylor (“Plaintiff”) alleged that Defendants violated the FCRA by inserting extraneous information into forms authorizing the procurement and use of consumer report information in background checks for employment purposes, by not by providing the required pre-adverse notice to applicants prior to taking adverse action against them, and by obtaining consumer reports without the proper authorization. Defendants deny that they violated the law in any way whatsoever.  The two sides disagree as to whether Defendants’ conduct was permitted under the FCRA, whether Defendant would be liable under the FCRA with respect to that conduct and, if so, the extent of any such liability.  The parties have, however, agreed to resolve the lawsuit through a Court-supervised settlement.

•    Membership in the settlement class will be determined based upon Defendants’ records.

•    You are receiving this notice because Defendants’ records indicate that you are a Class Member, so you are eligible to participate in this class action settlement.

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

How to Get Paid from the Settlement:

If you timely return the attached Claim Form or file a claim through the Settlement Website noting that you choose to receive a cash recovery, and the Court grants final approval of the Class Settlement, you will be sent a Settlement Check UP TO $100.00. The amount of your Settlement Check will be determined by dividing: 100% of the Settlement Fund by the number of Class Members that timely return claim forms to the Class Settlement Administrator. Depending upon the cost of notice, administration, and other expenses approved by the court, the amount of each Settlement Check may be reduced on a pro rata (proportional) basis.

THE CLAIM FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLASS SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

What happens if you do nothing:

If the Court approves the settlement and you do nothing, you will be releasing your claims and you will not receive your share of a class action settlement, up to $100.00. The Full Release and Released Parties are available on this website.

How to ask that you be excluded:

You have the right to exclude yourself from the settlement completely (“opt out”). You can opt out by following the instructions on the Settlement website. You will not receive any monetary payments from the Settlement. You will not have any right to object, but you will not be bound by the terms of this Settlement and will retain your right to file your own lawsuit. The opt out deadline is September 29, 2020.

Object by September 29, 2020:

You may write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement. You cannot object if you opt out.

Go to a Hearing on

October 9, 2020

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.