From: MyFord Touch Consumer Litigation Notice Administrator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:07 PM
Subject: Legal Notice Regarding MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch – Important Deadline
Legal Notice Regarding MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch
Legal Notice Regarding MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch - Important Deadline
IF YOU PURCHASED OR LEASED A MYFORD TOUCH-EQUIPPED FORD OR MYLINCOLN TOUCH-EQUIPPED LINCOLN VEHICLE FROM A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALERSHIP BEFORE AUGUST 9, 2013, A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS
TO EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CASE, YOU MUST TAKE ACTION BY February 5, 2018. INSTRUCTIONS ARE BELOW.
A court authorized this notice. It is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
You are receiving this notice because you have been identified as a potential class member in a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The case is called In re MyFord Touch Consumer Litigation, and the docket number is 3:13-cv-03072-EMC. Plaintiffs purchased or leased a Ford or Lincoln vehicle equipped with an in-vehicle information and entertainment system called MyFord Touch or MyLincoln Touch system ("MFT") from a Ford or Lincoln dealer before August 9, 2013. MFT is an in-vehicle information and entertainment system. The defendant in the lawsuit is Ford Motor Company. The class action may affect your rights. You must decide whether to remain in the lawsuit as a class member or to exclude yourself. Your options are summarized below.
Plaintiffs allege that MFTs on these vehicles are defective because, among other things, they will not respond to voice commands; do not connect to the owner's mobile device; provide inaccurate directions and/or misread the location of the vehicle; and/or freeze up or crash altogether. Plaintiffs allege that when MFT freezes or crashes the driver cannot operate any of the features connected to MFT including the navigation technology, the radio, and the rearview camera or defroster. Plaintiffs further allege that Ford charged a premium price for MFT. Plaintiffs seek only economic damages and are not pursuing claims for personal injuries.
Ford denies that it did anything wrong and denies that MFT is defective. The Court has not yet decided whether Ford did anything wrong. There are no benefits available at this time. However, your legal rights are affected.
In a series of orders issued on September 14, 2016 and November 22, 2016, the Court granted Plaintiffs' motion to certify classes consisting of individuals and entities from certain states that purchased or leased a Ford or Lincoln vehicle equipped with MFT from a Ford or Lincoln dealer before August 9, 2013. The Court's order only includes persons and entities who purchased or leased one of these vehicles in the following eight states: California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington.
The Court also appointed the four law firms below as class counsel. You may contact these attorneys if you have questions about this notice or about this case. You may enter an appearance in this case through another attorney, at your expense, if you desire. Please do not contact the court.
Court Appointed Class Counsel
STEVE W. BERMAN
CATHERINE Y.N. GANNON
HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
1918 Eighth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, Washington 98101
Telephone: (206) 623-7292
ADAM J. LEVITT
JOHN E. TANGREN
DICELLO LEVITT & CASEY LLC
Ten North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Telephone: (312) 214-7900
BARON & BUDD, P.C.
15910 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1600
Encino, California 91436
Telephone: (818) 839-2320
NICHOLAS E. CHIMICLES
BENJAMIN F. JOHNS
CHIMICLES & TIKELLIS LLP
One Haverford Centre
361 West Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041
Telephone: (610) 642-8500
How To Exclude Yourself
The future proceedings and rulings in this lawsuit, whether favorable or unfavorable, will be binding on all members of the class who do not timely exclude themselves. If there is a settlement, however, you will have another chance to opt-out. To exclude yourself from the class, you must complete, sign, and mail the attached Exclusion Request Form by February 5, 2018 to MyFord Touch Consumer Litigation Notice Administrator, PO Box 6878, Broomfield, CO 80021. The Exclusion Request Form can also be downloaded from the case website, www.MyFordTouchClassAction.com.
Your legal rights and options in this lawsuit are summarized below.
Legal Rights and Options
DO NOTHING Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights.
By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement. But you give up any rights to sue Ford separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. If Ford receives a favorable ruling in future proceedings in this case, you will be bound by it.
ASK TO BE EXCLUDED BY FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep rights.
If you ask to be excluded, and benefits are later awarded against Ford, you won't share in those. But you keep any rights to sue Ford separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.
More information about this lawsuit is available at the following website: www.MyFordTouchClassAction.com
MyFord Touch Consumer Litigation Notice Administrator
c/o JND Class Action Administration
PO Box 6878
Broomfield, CO 80021
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