August 21, 2014
You May be Entitled to $20 from SBE --
You better get them coins just like Melissa Brown is doing!
Did you purchase beef described as "Kobe" beef from The Abbey in GayWeHo during the period August 16, 2008 to October 11, 2013? If so, you are entitled to $20 - You can file a claim for a $20 voucher to use at a SBE restaurant, bar, and/or nightclub as part of a class action settlement. This notice explains the lawsuit, settlement and all of your rights and options.
A settlement has been reached with SBEEG Holdings, LLC in a class action lawsuit regarding the purchase and consumption of Kobe Beef and foie gras at restaurants, bars, and nightclubs owned and operated by SBE.
Who is included? SBE’s records show that you have been a patron at a restaurant, bar, and/or nightclub owned and operated by SBE in California during the relevant time period. Therefore, you may be a “Class Member” in this Lawsuit. Specifically, the lawsuit includes any and all patrons of SBEEG Holdings, LLC restaurants, bars, or nightclubs in California who purchased beef described as “Kobe” beef at any time during the period of August 16, 2008 to October 11, 2013 from: Blok; Cleo; Create; East (only in the time period from April 11, 2011 through October 11, 2013); Eden (only in the time period from April 11, 2011 through October 11, 2013); Emerson Theatre; Foxtail; Gladstones (only in the time period from July 20, 2009 through October 11, 2013); Greystone Manor; Hyde Lounge (Staples); Hyde Lounge (Sunset); Katsuya Brentwood; Katsuya Glendale; Katsuya Hollywood; Katsuya LA Live; Katsuya Laguna Beach; Katsuya San Diego; MI-6; Mercato Di Vetro; My House (only in the time period from April 11, 2011 through October 11, 2013); My Studio (only in the time period from April 11, 2011 through October 11, 2013); Sayers Club; The Abbey Food & Bar; The Area; The Colony; The Library; or XIV.
What can you get? SBE has agreed to provide twenty-dollar ($20) vouchers to any of its restaurants, bars, and/or nightclubs owned or operated by SBE which is located in California to all participating claimants who submit a timely and valid claim.
How to Get Benefits? You must properly complete and timely submit to the Lina v. SBEEG Holdings Claims Administrator a Settlement Claim Form on or before October 6, 2014. Settlement Claim Forms may be submitted online and are available for download at SBEKobeBeefsettlement.com. If you properly and timely submit a Settlement Claim Form, you will receive payment if the Court grants final approval to the Settlement and Judgment becomes final.
Your Other Options? If you submit a Settlement Claim Form or do nothing, you will be legally bound by the settlement and you will give up your right to sue the Defendant for any claim asserted in this lawsuit or released by the Release Claims. If you do not want to be legally bound by the settlement or be able to get a voucher from it, you must Opt Out of the Settlement Class by October 6, 2014. If you do not exclude yourself, you may object to the settlement or you may ask for permission for you or your lawyer to appear and speak at the hearing—at your own cost—but you don’t have to. The deadline to submit objections and requests to appear is October 6, 2014. The Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement, available at the website, explains how to act on all of your options.
The Court will hold a Settlement Hearing on March 9, 2015 to consider the adequacy, reasonableness, and fairness of the class action settlement and whether to approve attorneys’ fees and costs of $150,000 and a $3,000 payment to the Class Representative (Erick Lina). These fees, costs and payments will be paid separately by the Defendant and will not reduce the amount of vouchers available to Class Members. The complete terms of the settlement and the rights you may be giving up are contained in the settlement agreement, which may be found online at SBEKobeBeefsettlement.com.
Questions? Go to SBEKobeBeefsettlement.com, call 1-877-437-6491 or write to: Lina v. SBEEG Holdings Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 43291, Providence RI 02940-3291.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WRITE TO THE COURT ABOUT THIS NOTICE.
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