On September 1, 2023, the Court approved the settlement as being fair, reasonable, and adequate. A copy of the Court’s Order is available here.
Kruger, et al. v. Lely North America Inc.
Case No. 0:20-cv-00629-KMM/DTS (D. Minn.)
Welcome to the Lely A4 Settlement Website
If you purchased or leased one or more new Lely A4 automatic milking system robots (“A4” or “A4 Robot”) in the United States, you may be entitled to relief under the proposed Settlement. This Settlement does not cover the purchase or lease of the Lely A2, A3, A3Next, or A5 robots, or any purchase or lease of a used A4 Robot, and any rights related to those robots are unaffected by this Settlement.
This website is provided as a service to eligible individuals. The information provided is in summary form and is not intended as a complete explanation of your rights. For full and complete information, you are directed to review carefully the Notice of Proposed Class Action Lawsuit.
Important Dates and Your Legal Rights and Options in this Lawsuit:
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM DURING THE CLAIM PERIOD||The only way to receive benefits under the Settlement is to submit a claim by the deadline.
If you qualify as a Settlement Class Member and you submit a valid and timely claim form, you are entitled to relief in accordance with the Settlement approved by the Court.
For more detailed information about Settlement Benefits for which you can make a claim, see Questions 5, 6, 7 of the Notice.
|Monday, June 5, 2023|
|OBJECT||You may object to the Settlement by writing to explain to the Court why you think the Settlement should not be approved. If you object, you will remain a Settlement Class Member, and if the Settlement is approved, you will still be eligible for the benefits of the Settlement (if you submitted a timely claim) and give up your rights to sue Lely on the claims described in the Settlement Agreement available here.
For more detailed information, see Question 21 of the Notice.
|Tuesday, April 4, 2023|
|OPT OUT||You can exclude yourself from the Settlement by informing the Settlement Administrator that you want to “opt-out” of the Settlement. If the Settlement becomes final, this is the only option that allows you to retain your rights to separately sue Lely for the released claims related to your A4 Robots. If you opt-out, you may not submit a claim for benefits under the Settlement.
For more detailed information, see Question 20 of the Notice.
|Tuesday, April 4, 2023|
|DO NOTHING||If you do nothing, you will not be entitled to any benefits provided under the Settlement and, if the Settlement becomes final, you will give up your right to sue Lely separately for the released claims relating to the A4 or to continue to pursue any such claims that you have already filed.|