A proposed class action was filed by Plaintiff Regis Fitzgerald against Rizzieri Institute, Inc. and Frank Rizzieri (collectively “Defendants”) involving the Rizzieri Aveda School (“the School”) which resulted in a proposed class action settlement which is subject court approval. The settlement would resolve a lawsuit in which Plaintiff asserts various claims against Defendants involving the prices charged to customers for student-provided services at the clinic operated by the School (“the Clinic”) in Voorhees, New Jersey. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants violated the law by charging customers more than the reasonable cost of materials used in the performance of the services. Plaintiff brought a lawsuit on her own behalf and on behalf of all people who paid a fee for student-provided services at the Clinic between October 6, 2010 and August 29th, 2018. Defendants deny the allegations in the lawsuit in their entirety but have agreed to settle the case to avoid the costs of litigation. You received this Notice because Defendants’ records indicate that you received and paid for a student-provided service at the Clinic between October 6, 2010 and August 29th, 2018
The Settlement provides eligible Settlement Class Members with a choice to receive a one-time payment of up to $15.00 (by check) or up to six $5 Service Vouchers (with a total value of $30.00), which may be used to pay for future services at the Clinic. Service Vouchers are not redeemable for cash and may not be used for products, goods, or tips. To receive a payment or vouchers, you must timely complete and submit a Proof of Claim and forward it to the administrator by either fax or email no later than December 27th, 2018, or by mail postmarked no later than December 27th, 2018.
You may obtain complete information about the Settlement (including the Long Form Notice and Proof of Claim) and deadlines by visiting the Settlement Website at www.rizzierisettlement.com, telephoning (877) 564-2245 or writing the Rizzieri Aveda School Litigation Claims Administrator at 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
If you do not wish to be a part of this Settlement, you may exclude yourself. If you do not exclude yourself, you will be bound by the Settlement and all Orders of the court. As a result, you will no longer be able to sue or continue to sue the Defendants about the claims covered by the Settlement.
To request exclusion, you must mail your request in writing, postmarked no later than October 24th, 2018, to the Rizzieri Aveda School Claims Administrator at 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103. You must also send your exclusion request to the Court located at Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County, Hall of Justice, 101 S. Fifth St. Camden NJ 08001. The Court, located at Hall of Justice, 101 S. Fifth St. Camden NJ 08001, will conduct a hearing on whether to approve the Settlement on 11/13/2018, and if approved, to determine what amount of fees and expenses should be awarded to class counsel and the class representative. If you do not exclude yourself, you or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. You may object to the Settlement in advance of the hearing by following the procedure set forth in the Long Form Notice. Your objection must be received by October 24th, 2018.
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