IJL Class Action

Rodriguez, et al. v. It's Just Lunch, et al.

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 07-CV-9227 (SN)

 

If you signed a membership contract and joined It’s Just Lunch on or after October 15, 2001 or if you joined It’s Just Lunch in New York and paid more than $1,000 for a year’s worth of services at the time of initial contracting, please read the Full Notice carefully.  A proposed class action settlement may affect your rights.

 

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  • Certain clients of It’s Just Lunch (“Plaintiffs”) have filed a lawsuit against It’s Just Lunch and certain affiliated companies (collectively, “It’s Just Lunch” or “IJL”).    The Plaintiffs allege that It’s Just Lunch fraudulently induced clients who joined on or after October 15, 2001 into signing a membership contract.  The Plaintiffs also allege that, in charging greater than $1,000 for one year’s worth of services in New York, It’s Just Lunch has (i) committed deceptive or unfair practices in violation of New York General Business Law §§ 349 and 394-c on or after October 15, 2001; and (ii) unjustly enriched itself by charging clients greater than $1,000 in New York.   

  • It’s Just Lunch denies all of the Plaintiffs’ allegations and denies any wrongdoing. 

  • The certified class includes all IJL clients or former clients who signed a membership contract and joined It’s Just Lunch on or after October 15, 2001, if the clients did not obtain a refund of their payments to It’s Just Lunch (the “National Claim”) and if they fall within certain time limits set by law. 

  • The certified class also includes all IJL clients in the State of New York who signed a membership contract on or after October 15, 2001 and who paid more than $1,000 for a year’s worth of services at the time of initial contracting and who did not obtain a refund of the amounts paid to It’s Just Lunch (the “New York Claim”). 

  • Not all members of the certified classes will have both the National Claim and the New York Claim as defined above. 

  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.  Please read the Full Notice carefully. 

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM TO OBTAIN CASH OR VOUCHERS ISSUED UNDER SETTLEMENT

The only way to get a cash payment or voucher under the Settlement is to submit a valid Claim Form as described in the Full Notice.  The benefits of the Settlement are outlined in Questions 7-8 of the Full Notice.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF

You have the right to ask to be excluded from the Settlement.  If you do so, you will not be entitled to any payment under the Settlement, but you may pursue your own lawsuit against It’s Just Lunch if you so choose.  This is further explained in Questions 12-15 of the Full Notice.

OBJECT

You have the right to tell the Court if you have an objection to the Settlement.  You can do this only if you don’t exclude yourself.  This is further explained in Questions 18-19 of the Full Notice.

GO TO THE HEARING

You have the right to ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.  You can do this only if you don’t exclude yourself and if you submit a written objection to the Settlement with the Court before the date of the hearing regarding final approval of the Settlement.  This is further explained in Questions 20-22 of the Full Notice.

DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will not receive a cash payment or voucher and will give up your rights to assert any claims with respect to the issues raised in this action against It’s Just Lunch. 

 

  • The Full Notice explains your legal rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them. 

  • The Court must decide whether to approve the Settlement as part of the process described in the Full Notice.  Benefits of the Settlement will only be provided if the Court approves the Settlement.


    If you have questions, you can contact the Claims Administrator: through the 'Contact' section of this website, by phone toll-free at 855-486-7348; or Class Counsel, the law firm of Balestriere Fariello, by phone at 212-374-5400.  You should not direct questions to the Court.


     

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Important Dates

  • Notices Sent to Class Members.

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    Printed notices and Email notices were sent to Class Members on Friday, October 11, 2019.

  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    You must mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, November 25, 2019.

  • Objection Deadline.

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    You must mail your objection(s) and/or Notice of Intention to Appear at the Fairness Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Monday, November 25, 2019.

  • Claim Form Deadline.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    You must submit your Claim Form on-line no later than Tuesday, December 10, 2019, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

  • Fairnes Hearing Date.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10 a.m.  Please check this website for updates.

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