Crosby, et al. v. Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago Transit Authority, PACE Suburban Bus, et al.
Case No. 07 C 6235, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Class Action Settlement Information Website
A group of Paratransit Riders filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Defendants, RTA, CTA, and PACE. Plaintiffs alleged that they were denied Paratransit Services that were comparable to fixed route train and bus services, resulting in missed trips, late pick-ups, and long rides on Paratransit.
Defendants deny these claims and state that Paratransit Services meet and exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), as well as other applicable laws.
However, to avoid the uncertainties and further expense of litigation and trial, the parties have reached a settlement. This website is designed to provide you with additional information on that settlement.
YOU HAVE FOUR OPTIONS BUT YOU MUST ACT BY MARCH 30, 2012 TO PARTICIPATE
OPTION 1: If you would like to participate in the settlement, and receive a share of free Paratransit Ride Passes, CLICK HERE.
OPTION 2: Do nothing; however, if you do nothing, you will not receive any free Paratransit Ride Passes but you will be bound by a Release. Under the Release, you give up the right to assert claims were which or could have been asserted in this lawsuit. Under the Release, you do not give up the right to: (a) assert defenses in any lawsuit or administrative proceeding (such as a proceeding to terminate ridership privileges) you are currently a part of (other than this one); or (b) any personal injury claims you may have suffered.
OPTION 3: Ask to be excluded from the settlement by sending a letter which states, “I want to be excluded from the settlement in the CTA Case, No. 07 C 6235.” Send your letter to Lance A. Raphael at The Consumer Advocacy Center, P.C., 180 W. Washington, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60602, in time to be received by March 30, 2012. If you are excluded, you will not receive any free Paratransit Ride Passes but you will not be bound by a Release.
OPTION 4: If you are a Paratransit Rider and you think the settlement is unfair, you may file an objection with the Court in the Clerk’s Office at 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604. Your objection must be a written statement that includes: (a) your name, address, and telephone number; and (b) the specific reasons why you think the settlement is unfair. You must also mail copies of your objection to both: Lance A. Raphael at The Consumer Advocacy Center, P.C., 180 W. Washington, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60602 and David D. Pope at Mayer Brown LLP, 71 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606, in tme to be received by March 30, 2012.
If you would like to see the complete settlement agreement, CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions, please call (312) 782-5808 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.