How to Object

If you are Member of the Settlement Class and don’t like any part of it, you can object to the settlement by mailing a letter to Class Counsel saying that you object. You can give reasons why you think the Court should not approve it. The Court will consider your views.

Your objection letter must include:

  1. The name and title of the lawsuit, In re: Hyundai and Kia Engine Litigation, No. 8:17-cv-00838-JLS-JDE and Flaherty v. Hyundai Motor Company, et al., No. 18-cv-02223 (C.D. Cal.);
  2. A detailed written statement of each objection being made, including the specific reasons for each objection, and any evidence or legal authority to support each objection;
  3. Your full name, address, and telephone number;
  4. The model year and VIN of your Class Vehicle;
  5. A statement whether you or your lawyer will ask to appear at the Fairness Hearing to talk about your objections, and if so, how long you will need to present your objections;
  6. Any supporting papers, materials, exhibits, or briefs that you want the Court to consider when reviewing the objection;
  7. The identity of all counsel who represent you, including any former or current counsel who may be entitled to compensation for any reason related to your objection;
  8. The number of times in which you, your counsel (if any), or your counsel’s law firm (if any) have objected to a class action settlement within the five years preceding the date that the objector files the objection and the caption of each case in which such objection was made;
  9. A statement disclosing any consideration that you, your counsel (if any), or your counsel’s law firm (if any) has received in connection with the resolution or dismissal of an objection to a class action settlement within the five years preceding the date that the objector files the objection; and
  10. Your signature and that of your attorney, if you have one.

Submitting an objection allows Class Counsel or counsel for Defendants to notice your deposition and to seek any documentary evidence or other tangible things that are relevant to your objection. Failure to make yourself available for such a deposition or comply with expedited discovery requests may result in the Court striking your objection or denying you the opportunity to be heard. The Court may require you or your counsel to pay the costs of any such discovery should the Court determine the objection is frivolous or made for improper purpose.

Objections must be sent by first class mail to each of the below addresses and postmarked no later than October 30, 2020. Objections submitted after this date will not be considered.

If you do not state your intention to appear in accordance with the applicable deadlines and specifications, or you do not submit an objection in accordance with the applicable deadlines and specifications, you will waive all objections and can be barred from speaking at the final approval hearing.

To object, you must mail a letter to Class Counsel saying that you object to the addresses below:

Bonner Walsh
WALSH PLLC
1561 Long Haul Road
Grangeville, ID 83530
Matthew D. Schelkopf
Sauder Schelkopf
1109 Lancaster Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312
Steve Berman
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
1301 Second Avenue
Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98101