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Stein Mart, Inc. Class Action Settlement
This website provides information about a proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Stein Mart, Inc.
What Is This About and Who Is Included?
A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit entitled Clark v. Stein Mart, Inc., United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. CV07-0197 RC. The lawsuit alleges Stein Mart, Inc. willfully violated a federal law by providing electronically printed receipts to its credit and debit card using customers on which receipts Stein Mart, Inc. printed the expiration date and/or more than the last five digits of the customer's credit or debit card. The Settlement will provide benefits to any Class member who used a credit card and/or debit card to make a purchase from a Stein Mart store from December 4, 2006, to January 11, 2007.
What Does the Settlement Provide?
The Settlement requires Stein Mart to provide a Settlement Coupon in newspapers in which it routinely advertises. The Settlement Coupon shall provide a three tier ($10/$20/$30) discount as follows: a $10 discount shall be applied to a purchase of $50 or more; a $20 discount shall be applied to a purchase of $100 or more; and a $30 discount shall be applied to a purchase of $150 or more. The Settlement Coupon may be used at any Stein Mart store for the purchase of any merchandise except shoes. No more than one Settlement Coupon may be applied per purchase transaction. The Settlement Coupon may be used by anyone and is fully transferable. The Settlement Coupon shall expire no earlier than 30 days from the publication date of the respective newspaper in which it is included. The Notice and Settlement Agreement, which are available on this website by clicking on the appropriate link(s), describe all of the details about the proposed Settlement.
When Will the Settlement Coupon be Available?
The parties expect the Settlement Coupon to be made available in early November of 2008. A list of all newspapers in which the Settlement Coupon will be included, and corresponding publication date of each newspaper, is posted on this website. You may view the list by clicking on the link on this website entitled. List of Newspapers In Which Settlement Coupon Will Be Included.
What Are My Options?
You do not need to do anything in order to remain in the Settlement. However, you have the option of (1) excluding yourself from the Settlement, or (2) objecting to the Settlement.
If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself by August 15, 2008, or you will not be able to sue, or continue to sue, Stein Mart, Inc. about the legal claims in this case. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get benefits from this Settlement.
If you stay in the Settlement, you may object to it by August 15, 2008.
The detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object.
The Court will hold a hearing in this case on September 24, 2008, or at a later date which the Court may designate, to consider whether to give final approval to the Settlement. You may ask to appear at the hearing, but you do not have to.
You may view and print the documents available on this website by clicking on the appropriate link(s). The documents are in Adobe PDF format. If your computer is not already configured with the Adobe software required to view and print these documents, you may obtain the Adobe software for free by clicking on the logo below.
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