Three objector appeals filed on behalf of Andrew Paley, Tracy Silverman and Phynjuar Saunders (f/k/a Phynjuar Saunders-Thomas) were withdrawn with prejudice. Dismissals with prejudice of those appeals have been entered and can be viewed here.
Two objector groups, (1) Kristin Diable and Tamara Dearing and (2) Watson Music Group, LLC, DM Records, Inc. and Kingfish Music Group, Inc., had also filed appeals. The Second Circuit previously dismissed those appeals. These appeals have caused a delay in the availability of claim forms.
The claim form will not be available and the claim submission process will not start until after the Effective Date. This website will be updated with the claim form and the deadline for submitting claims once that information is available.
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There has been at least one appeal filed after the Court’s order was entered on May 22, 2018, therefore the Effective Date of the Settlement will be delayed until after all appeals of the Court’s order have been resolved.
On May 22, 2018, the Court entered an Order and Final Judgment Approving Class Action Settlement. If no appeals are filed, the Effective Date of the Settlement is June 22, 2018.
On February 13, 2018, the Court issued an Order establishing a supplemental exclusion period for certain individuals and entities which required an updated report describing the results of the supplemental exclusion period be provided to the Court by April 18, 2018. As explained in the Order issued on April 4, 2018, the Court is waiting to receive that supplemental exclusion report before issuing a decision regarding final approval of the settlement.
The Court held a fairness hearing on December 1, 2017 to determine whether to give final approval to the settlement and has now taken the matter under consideration.