Chism, et al. v. Frito-Lay, Inc., et al. Settlement

Welcome to the Chism, et al. v. Frito-Lay, Inc., et al. Settlement Website

If you were an applicant for employment in the United States who applied for a job with frito-lay North America, Inc. and on whom a background check was conducted for (a) a front-line non-exempt employee position, from January 12, 2015, through November 7, 2016, and/or (B) a salaried/exempt position, from January 12, 2015, through December 15, 2016, you may be able to collect money from a class action settlement.

Case Summary

Marcus Chism has sued Defendant on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated employees (the “Action” or “Lawsuit”). The parties to the Action have reached a tentative settlement, and the Court has preliminarily approved it, as the settlement resolves the Action. Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or you don't act. Please review the Notice carefully.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT

You Can DO NOTHING

You will receive a payment from the settlement.

If you do nothing, you continue your participation in this lawsuit and you will be impacted by the outcome of this case.  You will receive a settlement payment; however, you will lose any rights to sue Defendant separately about the same legal claims made in this lawsuit. The estimated amount of your Individual Settlement Payment is $40.00. To receive your payment, all you need to do is keep the Settlement Administrator informed of your current mailing address. Once the Court grants final approval of the Settlement, the Settlement Administrator will mail your check to the address on file for you.

You Can ASK TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SETTLEMENT

(Deadline: July 23, 2018)

If you ask to be excluded from the settlement, you will get no payment from the settlement, but you will keep any rights to sue Defendant separately about the same legal claims made in this lawsuit. Important: You cannot ask to be excluded and still get a settlement payment.

You Can OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

(Deadline: July 23, 2018)

If you believe the settlement is not fair, you can submit a written objection (“Notice of Objection”) to the Settlement Administrator, and it will be considered by the Court. If you submit an objection, you may also ask to speak in Court about why you think the Settlement is not fair at the time of the Final Approval Hearing. If your objection is overruled by the Court, you will still receive a payment from the settlement, and you will be bound by the terms of this settlement. BUT IF YOU OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT, YOU CANNOT ASK TO BE EXCLUDED TOO.

Final Approval Hearing 

A Final Approval Hearing will be held before the Honorable Vince Chhabria, on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 4, 17th Floor, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. 

Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Notice, which can be downloaded from this website.