Welcome to the Information Website for the Albert v. Manatee Settlement.

A Settlement Agreement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that the School Board of Manatee County, Florida (the “School Board”) experienced an unauthorized disclosure of certain information which occurred on or about January 2017 (“Data Disclosure”). If you have been affected by the unauthorized disclosure, you may be entitled to payment under the Settlement Agreement reached in the case.

A settlement fund of $300,000 has been established to pay valid claims related to certain forms of compensation. The final cash payment for Class Members will depend on the total number of valid and timely claims filed by all Class Members.

In addition, the School Board has agreed to pay certain other types of claims for all Class Members, and provide certain non-monetary relief.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act, so read the contents of this website carefully.

Your Options
Submit a Claim Form
Deadline as early as: December 24, 2019

Complete and submit a Claim Form and receive compensation.

By completing and submitting a Valid Claim Form you may recover money or other relief, depending on your claim made and the total claims by other Class Members.

Ask to be Excluded
Deadline: July 30, 2018

Get out of this lawsuit and get no benefits from it.

Instead of submitting a Claim Form, you may ask to be excluded from the lawsuit. By excluding yourself, you cannot recover as part of this settlement and you keep a right to sue on your own.

Deadline: July 30, 2018

Object to the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

You may object to the terms of the Settlement Agreement and have your objections heard at the Fairness Hearing on November 19, 2018.

Do Nothing You will not receive any compensation and you will give up your rights to sue the School Board about the issues raised in this case.