ABC Bartending School of Miami, Inc. v. American Chemicals & Equipment, Inc.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO. 15-CV-23142-KMW

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

ABC Bartending School of Miami, Inc. v. American Chemicals & Equipment, Inc. and Steven Mote (Case No. 15-CV-23142-KMW) / Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley v. American Chemicals & Equipment,Inc. (Case No. 16-CV-24705-KMW)

Please be advised, settlement checks were mailed on August 25, 2017.  Please be patient.

If you received any fax advertisement(s) from or on behalf of American Chemicals & Equipment, Inc., and/or Steven K. Mote, between October 22, 2012 and September 20, 2016, including but not limited to fax advertisement(s) promoting “Gorilla Glides”, “www.gorillaglides.com”, and offering “Gorilla Glides” floor protection products, and/or “Stockup.com”, and offering office supply products, you may be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement.

  • A proposed settlement of two consolidated class action lawsuits will provide $1,550,000, less certain expenses, to pay claims of varying amounts to recipients of fax advertisements sent from or on behalf of defendants American Chemicals & Equipment, Inc. and/or Steven K. Mote, between October 22, 2012 and September 20, 2016.
  • The plaintiffs in the lawsuits have alleged that the defendants sent fax advertisements to persons in the United States in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state law.
  • Court-approved lawyers for the fax advertisement recipients at issue will ask the Court to award up to one third of the $1,550,000 settlement amount to compensate them for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the settlement, and will also ask to be reimbursed for their expenses incurred in this regard. A class administrator will also be compensated for carrying out the settlement.
  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.

SUMMARY OF YOUR OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A Claim Form (PDF: 412.5 kB): If you have submitted a valid claim, you will be eligible to receive a payment based on a formula.

OPT OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT: Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against American Chemicals & Equipment, Inc. and/or Steven K. Mote about the legal claims in this case.

OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT: Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.

DO NOTHING: Possibly get no payment. Give up rights to sue American Chemicals & Equipment, Inc. and/or Steven K. Mote for the fax advertisements at issue in the proposed settlement.  

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For more information please call 1-844-702-2780

Documents

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Important Dates

  • Deadline to Submit a Claim Form

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    You must submit a Claim Form via fax, email, or mail no later than Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

  • Deadline to Exclude Yourself from the Settlement

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    You must mail your opt-out request so that it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

  • Deadline to Object to the Settlement

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    You must mail your written objection so that it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

  • Fairness Hearing

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The Fairness Hearing is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Please check this website for updates as the hearing date is subject to change.

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