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Notice of Class Action

(October 3, 2011) - 
If you used a Metra ticket vending machine anytime between February 8, 2010 and June 4, 2010 and were issued an electronically printed receipt which contained the expiration date of the credit card or debit card used in the transaction, you may be entitled to compensation pursuant to a class action settlement in the case of Rowe v. Metra, Case No. 10 CV 3314 pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
 
To learn more about the class fund, monetary benefits, unclaimed funds and applicable court dates, click here or contact Larry D. Drury Ltd. (Attention: Larry Drury), 100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602-3511.
 

ROWE V. METRA

CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT INFORMATION

This is the settlement information for Rowe v. Metra, and describes the case and the settlement among Plaintiff and Defendant.

We have tried to design this to help you get information about the proposed settlement of this case.  If necessary, however, you can also contact Class Counsel for further information:

Larry D. Drury

Larry D. Drury, Ltd.

100 North LaSalle Street Suite 1010

Chicago, IL 60602-3511

DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT FOR INFORMATION.

This case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.  The judge is Magistrate Judge Nolan.  To see a copy of the complaint, click here.

Plaintiff alleges that Defendant violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACTA”), by providing him with an electronically printed receipt from a ticket vending machine (“TVM”) located along the Metra Electric line that contained the expiration date of his credit card. 

Defendant denies Plaintiff’s claims of wrongdoing, denies that Plaintiff or any class member is entitled to any monetary relief but Defendant has agreed to settle all claims against it to avoid the expense of continued legal proceedings.  To see a copy of the Settlement Agreement, click here

The Court has certified a class and preliminarily approved a class action settlement of this case.  To see a copy of the Preliminary Approval Order, click here. The links below provide information about who is a Class Member, the terms of the Settlement Agreement, and how Class Members can participate in, object to, or exclude themselves from, the class action settlement of this case.

All Potential Class Members

To find out if you are a Class Member, see below.

If you want to receive money from the Settlement Fund, click here.

If you do not want to be a class member (or receive any money from the Settlement Fund), see below.

If you want to object to the settlement of this case as a class action or to the terms of the Settlement Agreement, see below. 

Class Membership 

All persons who, from February 8, 2010 through June 4, 2010, were issued an electronically printed receipt from a ticket vending machine on the Metra Electric line which contained the expiration date of the credit card or debit card used in the transaction.

Opt outs

If you do not want to participate in the Settlement you must write a letter stating, “EXCLUDE ME FROM THE ROWE V. METRA SETTLEMENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT BY OPTING OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT, I WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY BENEFITS THAT I WOULD OTHERWISE BE ENTITLED TO IF I PARTICIPATED IN THE SETTLEMENT CLASS.” Include your name and address and mail the letter to the Settlement Administrator, First Class Inc./Rowe, 5410 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 222, Chicago, Illinois 60644-1479. Your letter must be postmarked by November 21, 2011 to be valid.

Objections

If you think the Settlement is unfair, you may object to it by writing a memo or letter stating the specific reasons for your objection and filing it with the Clerk’s Office (Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604) and sending a copy to Class Counsel, Larry Drury of Larry D. Drury, Ltd., 100 North LaSalle Street Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602 and to Defendant’s Counsel, David M. Schultz, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 222 N. LaSalle St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL  60601, postmarked by November 21, 2011.

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