Www.CheesecakeFactorySettlement.com – Cheesecake Factory Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
This is also known as the Amberg v. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Settlement. You are considered a class member in this case if you bought a drink at the bar and you also bought food at the bar at the restaurant in California. The date or time period covered is anytime after January 1, 2008. The reason for the lawsuit is because the people eating and drinking at the bar were informed that they would not be charged tax on their entire bill. This included the drink that they bought there. However this apparently was not case as they were charged. So if you wish to take part, you can get details at the www.CheesecakeFactorySettlement.com site. The first place you should start at when you are at the site is the FAQ. This is where most of your questions will be answered and where you will get the details that you need on what to do.
Of course as usual adhering to deadlines provided will allow you to take the legal actions that you need to take. So in order to find the important dates that you need to adhere to, you should take a quick look at the Important Dates and Deadlines tab on the left. When you do this, you will see several deadlines displayed. In this case you will see the opt out deadline ad also the objection deadline. Usually these dates fall on the same day. In this case, they do fall on the same day but unfortunately the day has passed and so if you did not do this before, you will no longer be able to opt out or even to object to the Cheesecake Factory Class Action Lawsuit Settlement. The only other deadline is the Final Approval Hearing. You will not be able to object there as the deadline has passed but you can attend if you want to. This will actually be held on June 5, 2013.
You can go to the www.CheesecakeFactorySettlement.com site in order to download a copy of the notice if you did not get one in the mail. You see, the notice is very important because it provides you the detailed information about the case. If you are okay with reading a legal document, this is a good place to start. I say that because most people do not understand legal documents. If you are one of those people, then the FAQ would be a better place for you as the language there is much easier to understand.
What is so odd about this case is that you will not get any money or any kind of compensation if you are a class member. Usually the class members will get some benefits. Apparently not in this case. The only options that you had were to opt out (so that you can either sue or take part in other suits) or to object if there was something that you did not like about the settlement. You do however still have access to the class counsel. So if you have any questions, you should contact them.
There is no appeal process if you missed out on the legal actions that you could have taken because you did not send your requests on time. You can try to talk to the class counsel to find out if you can still opt out. However I very much doubt that you can do that now. Talking to them though is totally fine as you never know what will happen. There may also be other things that you may be able to do that you were not aware of.
There is also a toll free number that you can call. This is for the Settlement Administrator. If you feel that your questions are better answered by the administrator, then this is what you should do. Sometimes I find that it is easier to talk to someone than to write to them. There can be misunderstandings in written documents or even miscommunications. However when you speak to a person directly, then you can get all your questions answered to your satisfactions. You will also be able to ask for clarification if you are still not clear on something.
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