On September 5, 2023, the Court issued an opinion and order approving the terms of the Settlement Agreement. On September 19, 2023, the Court entered the Agreement as final, settling the United States and Plaintiff-COs’ case against Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch (“Defendant”).
- October 19, 2023: The United States sent a Notice of Entry of the Settlement Agreement and an Interest-in-Relief form to female Corrections Officers (“COs”) and Corporals who worked at the Mobile County Metro Jail (“Metro Jail”) in the inmate housing area at some point between January 1, 2011 and April 21, 2023. The Notice states that the Court has entered the Settlement Agreement and provides an overview of how to be considered for a monetary award under the settlement. You may also access the Notice here.
- December 3, 2023: Deadline for returning the Interest-in-Relief form to be considered for a monetary award under the Settlement Agreement.
- February 16, 2024: The United States will provide the court with a list of proposed monetary awards to identify: those ineligible for money, those eligible for money, and the amount of money the United States proposes each eligible claimant should get. The United States will also ask the court to schedule a second fairness hearing, the Fairness Hearing on Monetary Relief.
After the court schedules the Fairness Hearing on Monetary Relief, the United States will notify every potential claimant that submitted an Interest-in-Relief form of the following: whether they were found eligible for a monetary award; if found ineligible, the reasons why they are ineligible; if found eligible, the amount of the monetary award that the United States proposes the person receive; and the process for filing an objection with the Court, if the person disagrees with their determination.
For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.
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