CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
If you received notice of the class action settlements, you may be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement.
A state circuit court authorized this Notice. This is not junk mail, an advertisement, or a solicitation from a lawyer.
A settlement has been proposed in two class action lawsuits filed against the Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System (“MSRS”) arising out of the collection of a $3.00 fee or surcharge designated for MSRS collected as an element of court costs to resolve a municipal citation and/or costs in associate circuit or circuit courts during the court-approved class periods.
If you received notice of the class action, you may be included in this Settlement as a “Settlement Class Member.”
The Settlement provides payments to people who submit valid claims: $4.50 for each $3.00 fee or surcharge paid. Your legal rights are affected regardless of whether you do or do not act. Read the Notice carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM||
This is the only way you can get payment. To submit a Claim Form click HERE.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT
You will not get any payment from the Settlement, but you also will not release your claims against MSRS. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against MSRS or related parties for the legal claims resolved by this Settlement
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT||Write to the Court with reasons why you do not agree with the Settlement|
GO TO THE FINAL FAIRNESS HEARING
|You may ask the Court for permission for you or your attorney to speak about your objection at the Final Fairness Hearing.|
|DO NOTHING||You will not get any payment from this Settlement and you will give up certain legal rights. Submitting a Claim Form is the only way to obtain payment under this Settlement.|
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice. For complete details, view the Settlement Agreement, available under the Case Documents tab of this website. The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to grant final approval of the Settlement. Payments will be made only after the Court grants final approval of the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.