In June of 2008 attorney for the Plaintiff's filed a motion to approve a settlement that would allow LensCrafters to pay $30 and or some vouchers for LensCrafters products or services to class members.
However, under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, persons whose medical information is disclosed without authorization [which is the basis of this claim] are entitled to $1,000 in nominal damages [nominal damages are considered punishment for the conduct that the defendants engaged in].
If you did not opt out of the lawsuit or you accepted the offer, you gave away, in theory $970. Yikes!
The question is: Did the attorney representing the class members properly disclose this information to the class members? Where class members given enough information to make an informed decision about accepting the offer?
In any case, the judge will accept the settlement on July 11, 2008. Unless enough class members objected.
If you are unhappy with the terms you can mail a letter to the judge and the attorneys
RE: Snow et al. v. LensCrafters, et al., Case No. CGC-02-405544 (San Francisco Superior Court)
Clerk of the Court
Superior Court of California
County of San Francisco
Civic Center Courthouse
400 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Matthew D. David
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
650 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Lori A. Schechter
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Monetary Loss: $1.