Camarlinghi v. Santa Clara County, et al.
U.S. District Court for Northern District of California, No. 21-cv-03020-EJD
IF YOU RECEIVED A NOTICE, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PAYMENT AS PART OF A SETTLEMENT
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PAYMENT BECAUSE YOU WERE DETAINED AT THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY JAIL FOR 12 OR MORE HOURS AFTER THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO PROSECUTE YOU BETWEEN APRIL 26, 2018 AND APRIL 26, 2021.
THE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IN CAMARLINGHI V. SANTA CLARA COUNTY, NO. 21-CV-03020-EJD (N.D. CAL.), ENTITLES YOU TO:
$250.00 PER HOUR FOR THE FIRST 12-24 HOURS OF COMPENSABLE DETENTION AND
$295.00 PER HOUR FOR EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR OF COMPENSABLE DETENTION
- A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit that challenged the County of Santa Clara’s detention of people at the Santa Clara County Jail for 12 or more hours after the District Attorney declined prosecution between April 26, 2018 and April 26, 2021.
- The County’s records indicate that between April 26, 2018 and April 26, 2021, you were detained at the Santa Clara County Jail for 12 or more hours after the District Attorney declined to prosecute you.
- The proposed settlement will provide you with monetary compensation. The settlement terms are described in detail below.
- The Court has already granted preliminary approval of the class settlement. This Notice provides you with options and instructions as to how you may respond to the Notice.
Submit a Claim Form by September 4, 2023
(A claim form can be found and completed on the Online Claim Submission page of this website or attached to the paper notice you received in the mail)
|The only way to receive compensation from this settlement is to submit a simple claim form (you can do this online or by mail). A check will be mailed to you after you submit the claim form.|
Object by October 28. 2022(Object if you do not like all or part of the settlement)
|Write to the Court to explain why you don’t like the settlement.|
|Go to a Hearing||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.|
Opt Out by October 28,2022
(Opt Out if you do not want to be part of the settlement)
|Write to the Court to ask that you not be included in the settlement.|
|Do Nothing||You receive no payment. You waive your right to object to or opt out of the settlement.|
YOUR ESTIMATED PAYMENT UNDER THIS SETTLEMENT:
The amount you receive will be calculated based on the number of hours you were detained at the Santa Clara County Jail after the District Attorney declined to prosecute you. The calculation begins at 12 hours after the District Attorney declined prosecution until you were released from custody. You will receive a check for this amount if you submit the claim form below by September 4, 2023.