You may be entitled to a cash payment from a class action settlement fund if you have or
had an ADT residential security system that included wireless sensors.
This notice affects you if, between November 13, 2009 and August 15, 2016, you first entered
into a contract with ADT or an ADT dealer for installation of a residential security system, or
if you had ADT or an ADT dealer install a residential security system, that includes at least
one wireless peripheral sensor. Pursuant to a proposed class action settlement, and subject to
the approval of the Court, ADT has agreed to pay $16 million to eligible ADT customers, less
administrative costs, attorneys' fees and expenses, and representative service awards. You must,
however, submit a claim form to claim your share of the proposed settlement fund.
authorized publication of this notice in addition to email and other written notice you may
receive. This is a summary of the Settlement and your legal rights.
or call 1-888-439-1531 to learn more
about the Settlement and to obtain the form you need to submit a claim
What is the lawsuit about?
Several consumers around the country have sued ADT, alleging
that ADT failed to disclose that the wireless peripheral sensors used in its residential security
systems can be jammed or disrupted and thus allegedly pose security risks. ADT denies these
allegations, denies liability, and asserts numerous defenses. The suit is a class action, meaning
that the customers who sued (the "class representatives") asked for relief not only for themselves,
but for all similarly situated consumers. Without admitting liability or fault, ADT has agreed to
pay $16 million to compromise those claims. The settlement, however, does not release any of
your claims for personal injuries or for damage to or loss of property. The parties have entered
into a Settlement Agreement which will be presented to the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California in the action
Edenborough v. ADT LLC,
Case No. 16-cv-02233.
What benefits does the settlement provide
? The settlement funds will be used to pay eligible class
members, pay the legal fees incurred by the class representatives (up to 25% of the settlement
fund) plus expenses, and service awards to each of the class representatives as awarded by the
Court, in varying amounts up to a maximum of $10,000. If the Court approves the settlement,
ADT customers who meet the eligibility criteria and submit a timely, valid claim form will
receive a share of the settlement amount, estimated at $15 and $45 depending on the date of
their contracts. These payment amounts may be adjusted up or down depending on the number
of Claim Forms received, so as to fully and fairly allocate and pay out the entire net settlement
fund to Class Members who submit Claim Forms. None of the money in the settlement fund will
revert back to ADT.
Tax Consequences of Settlement
. Any benefits you receive may or may not be the subject of
state or federal taxation depending on your individual circumstances. Class Counsel are not tax
attorneys and you are advised to seek separate legal advice on matters of taxation.
How can you get a payment
? Detailed information about the settlement and the claim
submission process is posted on the settlement website and can also be obtained by calling
the number below.
You must be a class member and submit a Claim Form on or before
February 26, 2018
to get a payment.
What other options do you have
? If you would prefer not to be part of the settlement and not get
a payment, you have the right to ask the Court to exclude you. To do so, you must complete and
submit a request for exclusion by
January 2, 2018
If you want to be part of the settlement but
object to its terms, you or your attorney can submit written objections and/or appear at the final
approval hearing discussed below. To do so, you must complete and submit your objection by
January 2, 2018
Final Approval Hearing
. The Court will hold a hearing on
February 1, 2018
at which time it will
consider any objections, decide what fees to award, and decide whether to approve the Settlement.
QUESTIONS? CALL 1-888-439-1531 TOLL FREE, OR VISIT WWW.ADTHOMESECURITYSETTLEMENT.COM.