TIMOTHY TANSKI V. AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

DOCKET NO.: 15-CV-06260

Frequently Asked Questions


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1. Why is there a notice?
2. What is this lawsuit about?
3. Why is this a class action?
4. Why is there a settlement?
5. How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?
6. I’m still not sure if I am included.

THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

7. What relief does the Settlement provide to the Class Members?

HOW TO GET A PAYMENT– SUBMITTING A CLAIM FORM

8. How do I get a Payment?
9. When will I get my Payment?
10. Will my Payment be taxed?

THE LAWYERS IN THIS CASE AND THE REPRESENTATIVE PLAINTIFFS

11. Do I have a lawyer in this case?
12. Will the Representative Plaintiff(s) receive any compensation for their efforts in bringing this Action?
13. How will the lawyers be paid?

DISMISSAL OF ACTION AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS

14. What am I giving up to obtain relief under the Settlement?

HOW TO EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT

15. How do I exclude myself from the Settlement?

HOW TO OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

16. How do I tell the Court that I disagree with the Settlement?
17. What is the difference between excluding myself and objecting to the Settlement?

FAIRNESS HEARING

18. What is the Fairness Hearing?
19. When and where is the Fairness Hearing?
20. May I speak at the Fairness Hearing?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

21. How do I get more information?
22. What if my address or other information has changed or changes after I submit a Claim Form?

DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO THE CLERK OF THE COURT OR THE JUDGE, DEFENDANT, OR DEFENDANT’S COUNSEL.