The Court will hold Final Approval Hearing on October 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET, by telephone and in-person at Courtroom 10D of the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse, 300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, before the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan.
At the Final Approval Hearing, the Court will consider whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court will also consider how much to pay Class Counsel and the Class Representative. If there are objections, the Court will consider them at this time. After the hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement. We do not know how long these decisions will take.
Directions for Attending Final Hearing by Phone:
Those attending by phone are directed to call the reserved conference line toll free at 1-888-684-8852.
The access code for all participants is 2594705. The participants will then be prompted to enter the participant security code: 201037, followed by the pound (#) key.
The conference line will be activated at 1:50 p.m. so that counsel can dial in and give their appearances. The hearing will start promptly at 2:00 p.m.
To reduce background audio interference, the parties should not use the speaker function during the call. Further, once counsel dials in and gives their appearance, they must put their phones on mute until their case is called. Additionally, each party must identify themselves when speaking so the court reporter can accurately report the proceedings. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against recording court proceedings.
Class Members who submitted timely and valid objections may attend via telephone if they so choose by contacting the Courtroom Deputy before the hearing (904-549-1303), but given that the notice program informed class members that they should attend the hearing in person if they wished to object, the Court expects that objectors will be more likely to follow that directive.
Notice Regarding Attending Final Hearing in Person:
All persons entering the Courthouse must present photo identification to Court Security Officers. Although cell phones, laptop computers, and similar electronic devices are not generally allowed in the building, counsel are permitted to bring those items with them upon presentation to Court Security Officers of a Florida Bar card or Order of special admission pro hac vice.