The Settlement provides money for the Settlement Class Members. Costco will provide a settlement fund of $2,490,000. This money will be available for payment to about 113,839 Class Members, and will also be used to pay for any court-approved attorneys' fees, Class Representative service payment, and administration costs.
The exact amount each Class Member will receive will depend on the amount of fees, service payments and costs, as well as the number of Claim Forms returned. If Costco's records indicate that a Class Member was denied employment because of the background check conducted based on the Challenged Disclosure Form, the Class Member will be a Class Members Entitled to Autopay and will receive a payment even without submitting a Claim Form. Although the exact amount of payment will vary depending on the amount of attorneys' fees, Class Representative Service payment, administration costs, and the number of Claim Forms submitted, it is expected that Settlement Class Members will receive between $25 and $175 each, but possibly as much as $400. Class Members Entitled to Autopay would receive at least the same amount as those who submit a Claim Form and, depending on the amount of claims and uncashed checks, could possibly receive more.
The Notice you received will tell you if you are Class Members Entitled to Autopay, in which case you don't need a Claim Form. The Notice will also tell you if you are not Class Members Entitled to Autopay, in which case you need to submit a Claim Form in order to get money from the settlement.