Morel v. Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.

Welcome to the Morel v. Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. Settlement Website.

There is a proposed Settlement of a Class Action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York titled
Morel et al. v. Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. et al.
Case No. 1:16-cv-01407


Case Summary

A lawsuit was filed by current and former Parking Production Assistants ("PPAs") asserting that PPAs are owed compensation for hours worked for which they were not paid.  Specifically, the PPAs allege, inter alia, that the Defendants (as defined in the Settlement Agreement) violated the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and New York Labor Law ("NYLL") by not paying the PPAs correctly for all of the hours, including overtime hours that they worked.  Defendants deny that they violated the law and maintain that they have consistently acted in accordance with all governing laws at all times, including by paying PPAs correctly.  However, to avoid the burden, expense, and inconvenience of continued litigation, Defendants have agreed to settle the lawsuit, without admitting any wrongdoing or liability.  To learn more about the claims in the Complaint and information about this Settlement, you can go to the Important Documents page.  No decisions have been made by any court about the merits of Plaintiffs' claims in the Litigation or whether any case, in the absence of this Settlement, may proceed as a class and/or collective action.

Class Member Options

Option Description
You could submit a Claim Form to receive Settlement Payment This was the only way to be eligible to receive money from the Settlement Fund.

To be eligible to receive a Settlement Payment you had to: (1) fully and timely complete, sign and mail, email or fax the Claim Form and (2) timely mail, email, text or fax an acceptable form of identification, such as a passport or driver’s license, to the Claims Administrator.  The Claim Form had to be postmarked, emailed or faxed (and ID may also be texted) back to the Claims Administrator on or before April 6, 2018. See Section 8 of the Notice.
You could choose to exclude yourself from the Settlement (i.e. opt-out) If you did not wish to participate in the Settlement you could have excluded yourself (“opt-out”) from the Litigation and the Settlement by following the directions outlined in Section 10 of the Notice.  If you excluded yourself you will not receive a Settlement Payment and you cannot object to the Settlement as you will no longer be a part of the Litigation.  You will retain the right to bring your own action under federal and state law if you have any timely claims.
You could choose to do nothing in response to this Notice If you did not submit a Claim Form, but also did not opt-out, you: (1) will still be bound by the release of any state law claims as described in the Claim Form (which means you cannot sue Defendants under any state law for overtime compensation or other related matters regarding wages, hours, working conditions and compensation); and (2) will not receive any money from the Settlement.  However, you will retain your right to bring an action under federal law.  If you wished to retain the ability to continue to sue under both federal and state law, you had to opt-out of the Settlement.
If you wanted to object to the Settlement you could have written to the court If you did not opt-out of the Settlement, you could have written to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair or unreasonable.  If you objected, you could have asked to appear before the Court to express your concerns about the fairness of the Settlement.  Procedures for objecting are described in Section 9 of the Notice.  If the Court rejects your objection, you will still be bound by the terms of the Settlement.

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Morel v. Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.
Claims Administrator

c/o JND Class Action Administration
PO Box 6877
Broomfield, CO 80021