Welcome to the Information Web Site for the Ross Stores, Inc. and dd's DISCOUNTS Stores Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
This website provides information about a proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Ross Stores, Inc.
What Is This About and Who Is Included?
A Settlement has been proposed in two related class action lawsuits entitled Patrick J. McGee v. Ross Stores, Inc., et al., Case No. C06-7496 CRB, and Amber Tolley-McNerney v. Ross Stores, Inc., Case No. C07-04503 CRB, both pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuits allege that Ross Stores, Inc. willfully violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing the expiration date on customers' credit card receipts between January 1, 2005 and February 22, 2007. The Settlement will provide benefits to any Class member who was provided with an electronically-printed receipt from any Ross® or dd's DISCOUNTS® store from January 1, 2005 through February 22, 2007 which contains the expiration date of the Class member’s credit card.
What Does the Settlement Provide?
Ross Stores, Inc. has agreed to create a Settlement Fund of $1,250,000 which, after fees and costs are deducted, will be divided equally among all Class Members who timely submit a valid Claim Form and do not exclude themselves from the Settlement. The Notice, Claim Form and Settlement Agreement, which are available on this website by clicking on the appropriate link(s), describe all of the details about the proposed Settlement.
What Are My Options?
If you would like to remain in the Settlement and receive benefits, you must complete and return a Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator no later than January 2, 2009.
You also have the option of (1) excluding yourself from the Settlement, or (2) objecting to the Settlement.
If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself by November 3, 2008, or you will not be able to sue, or continue to sue, Ross Stores, Inc. about the legal claims in this case. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get benefits from this Settlement.
If you stay in the Settlement, you may object to it by November 3, 2008.
The detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object.
The Court will hold a hearing in this case on January 9, 2009, or at a later date which the Court may designate, to consider whether to give final approval to the Settlement. You may ask to appear at the hearing, but you do not have to.
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