You can ask the Court to deny approval of the settlement by filing an objection directly with the Court or by submitting an objection on the File an Objection page. You cannot ask the Court to order a different settlement; the Court can only approve or reject the settlement. If the Court denies approval, no settlement payments will be sent out and the lawsuit will continue. If that is what you want to happen, you must object.
Any objection to the proposed settlement must be in writing. If you submit a timely written objection (either directly to the Court or through the File an Objection page), you may, but are not required to, appear at the Final Approval Hearing, either in person or through your own attorney. If you appear through your own attorney, you are responsible for hiring and paying that attorney. All written objections and supporting papers must clearly identify the case name and number (Shuman v. SquareTrade, Inc., Case No. 3:20-cv-02725-JCS). Objections submitted directly to the Court should be mailed or delivered to the Class Action Clerk, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Phillip Burton Federal Building & United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, and be postmarked on or before January 30, 2023. Objections made on the File an Objection page must be submitted on or before January 30, 2023.
Be sure to include your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, your signature, the factual and legal reasons you object to the settlement, documents or attestations establishing that you are a class member, whether you are objecting on behalf of only yourself, the settlement Class, or a subset of the settlement Class, and the name and contact information of any and all attorneys representing, advising, or assisting you, including all individuals who may be entitled to compensation for any reason related to the objection or comment. If you want to present evidence or witnesses at the final approval hearing, your objection must also include copies of such evidence, and identify any witnesses you plan to engage at the hearing.