Smith, et al., v. Temple University

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Case No. 2:18-cv-00590

If you enrolled in Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management’s Online MBA program between January 1, 2015 and December 7, 2018, a class action Settlement with Temple University may affect your rights.

Important Dates

June 19, 2019 - Deadline to Submit a Claim Form

June 10, 2019 - Deadline to Opt-Out

June 10, 2019 - Deadline to Object to the Settlement

August 5, 2019 - Final Hearing

The Settlement resolves a class action lawsuit by students in the Fox School of Business and Management Online MBA Program (“OMBA”) who alleged that Temple misreported certain data relevant to the rankings of some of Temple’s business programs. By settling this lawsuit for a payment by Temple of $4 million and certain non-monetary relief, OMBA students avoid the substantial costs, risks and delays associated with continuing the lawsuit, including the risk that no payment or other benefit would be received.

Temple denies the allegations made in this lawsuit but has nevertheless agreed to settle to avoid the costs, burdens and risks of continued litigation.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. This Notice includes information about the litigation, the Settlement, Lead Counsel’s Petition for Award of Attorneys’ Fees, Reimbursement of Litigation Expenses, and Incentive Awards for Class Representatives. To receive a payment from the Settlement Fund, you must timely submit a claim form. PLEASE READ THE NOTICE CAREFULLY.

The class action Settlement is on behalf of and will provide both financial and non-financial benefits to the following qualified individuals:

All persons who enrolled as students in Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management’s Online MBA Program between January 1, 2015 and December 7, 2018 (collectively the “OMBA Settlement Class”).

The Court has not yet approved the Settlement. Payments will be made to Settlement Class Members who file a timely and valid claim, only if the Court approves the Settlement after a Final Approval Hearing, which will be held on August 5, 2019.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

YOU CAN SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

The only way to receive a payment is to
submit a Claim Form either by:

Mail to Temple Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103, postmarked by June 19, 2019;
Email to Info@TempleOMBASettlement.com
Online by clicking here.

YOU CAN DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will not receive any payment from the Settlement Fund and any claims you may have against Temple relating to the conduct alleged in the Complaint will be released.

YOU CAN ASK TO BE EXCLUDED

If you do not want to participate in the settlement or receive any payment from the Settlement Fund, you may “opt out” of the Settlement Class. By doing so, you will preserve any claims you may have against Temple relating to the conduct alleged in the Complaint. You must follow the instructions as set forth in the Settlement and Notice, and submit your exclusion request no later than June 10, 2019.

YOU CAN OBJECT

If you have any objections to the settlement, you must submit them in writing following the instruction as set forth in the Settlement and Notice, no later than June 10, 2019.

YOU CAN ATTEND A HEARING

If you would like to attend the Final Approval Hearing, it will be held on August 5, 2019 at 10:30AM in Court 12-A, United States Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. You are not required to attend the hearing.



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