If you became sick with gastrointestinal issues after you stayed or visited the Mohonk Mountain House at anytime from January 27, 2014 to February 28, 2014, then you may be able to get compensation in this case. You must have gotten sick within 72 hours after your visit. The Mohonk Mountain House is in New Paltz, New York. You may be able to get money from this case. The gastrointestinal issue that you had must be related to the norovirus outbreak. So if you are wondering what gastrointestinal issues means, you may have suffered nausea or vomiting. You may also have experienced diarrhea and abdominal pain. You may also have had muscle ache and headaches. In addition, you must have had fever or lethargy.
You will have to file a Mohonk Mountain House Norovirus Outbreak Class Action Lawsuit Settlement claim form in order to get the money. You will have to do this by a deadline. That deadline is May 2, 2016. You can get the document at the www.MMHSettlement.com site and print it out. You will then fill it out and send it to the claims administrator by the deadline mentioned. You will have to fill out one form for one person. If a child is involved, then the parent or guardian will have to fill out this form. The first things that you will need to fill out is the name and social security number of the claimant. Please do not provide the full social security number. You just have to provide the last four numbers. You will then have to fill in the mailing address. Also include phone and email address.
You will then need to sign the document. Your signature will mean that you are agreeing that you had gastrointestinal illness and this is under penalty of perjury. You will then date the form. If you are a parent or guardian filling out the the form, then you will have to put a check mark in the check box provided. You must fill in all the required information in order for your claim to be accepted by the settlement administrator.
If you do submit a valid Mohonk Mountain House Norovirus Outbreak Class Action Lawsuit Settlement claim form, then you will be entitled to get some money from the settlement fund which is $875,000. The amount of $290,866.16 will be taken out of the amount to pay the fees of the class counsel. The class counsel are lawyers who will be representing the interests of the class representative. As a consequence, they will get a huge chunk of this money. The amount of $10,000 will be taken out of the settlement fund to be paid to the class representatives. This means that each class representative will get $10,000. The requested amounts have not yet been approved by the court. An undetermined amount will also be taken out for the administrative costs of this case.
The class counsel consist of the law firm of Dreyer Boyajian LLP. You can get in touch with two specific lawyers from this law firm since they represent you and all the class members. One of those lawyers is Donald W. Boyajian, Esq. The second lawyer is James R. Peluso, Esq. As mentioned above, the class counsel has requested an amount to cover their fees and costs from the settlement funds. So this means that you do not have to pay them for their services. You can go to the www.MMHSettlement.com site to find out how to get in touch with them. Or you can call the settlement administrator.
You can opt out of this case but you can only do by sending in a letter to the court. The letter should provide your full name and your complete mailing address. You should also include a sentence that says that you do not want to be a part of the settlement. You must also sign the letter and add a date to the letter. You must then mail it in. Just by sending in the letter does not mean that you have opted out of the case. You will have to get a confirmation that your request has been accepted.
You can also object to the case if you want. Again, you must do this in writing. You will also have to provide your name and address. And you will have to provide your arguments. If you have any evidence supporting your arguments, then you should provide that too. You must provide the court with information on your lawyer if you have hired your own. You must provide the name of your lawyer, the mailing address and the firm that he or she works for.
If you have any questions about this case, you must contact the settlement administrator or the class counsel. You should not contact the court. Or you can go to the settlement website to get the latest information. If you are a class member, you should have gotten a notice in the mail. If you did get one, you can also go to the notice for information. This will be the most comprehensive document. If you did not get one, you can go to the settlement website to get the notice. There is also a claim form there that you can get if you did not get one in the mail.
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