Details for J. Matthew Coleman, et al. v. Glynn County, Georgia, CE12-01785-063
J. Matthew Coleman, et al. v. Glynn County, Georgia, CE12-01785-063 J. Matthew Coleman, et al. v. Glynn County, Georgia, CE13-01480-063 J. Matthew Coleman, et al. v. Glynn County, Georgia, CE14-00750-063 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF GLYNN COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA TO: GLYNN COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS RECEIVING THE SCARLETT WILLIAMS EXEMPTION (I.E. THE "EXEMPTION") IN THE CALCULATION OF YOUR TAX BILLS IN 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 OR 2018 PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. A COURT AUTHORIZED THIS NOTICE. A Settlement has been preliminarily approved by the Superior Court of Glynn County in the three (3) class action lawsuits (the "Lawsuits") listed above. If the Settlement is approved by the Court at or after the Fairness Hearing described below, Defendant has agreed to cause a fund in the amount of $17,500,000.00 to be created in order to pay tax refunds (the "Aggregate Refund Fund"). The Aggregate Refund Fund would be funded by contributions from Defendant and the Glynn County School Board. Individual Class Member refunds will be calculated pursuant to the terms of the [Proposed] Consent Judgment. You are a member of the Class if you are or were a Glynn County property owner receiving the Exemption in the calculation of your tax bills in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 and for whom Glynn County used the year in which the Exemption was first granted as the base year rather than the immediately preceding year in calculating the exemption amount under the Scarlett Williams Act for property tax bills in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 and for whom the value frozen in the year in which the Exemption was first granted is greater than the value in the immediately preceding year. A Final Approval Hearing will be held on November 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Glynn County Courthouse before the Honorable G. Grant Brantley, Senior Superior Court Judge of the Superior Court of Cobb County to determine among other things: (1) whether the proposed Settlement should be granted final approval; (2) whether Class Counsel's request for an award of attorneys' fees, expenses and service awards to the Class Representatives should be approved; and (3) whether the Lawsuits and the Class Members claims against Defendant should be dismissed and final judgment entered. If you are a member of the Class as defined above, your rights may be affected by the proposed Settlement as set forth in the [Proposed] Consent Judgment. You do not have the right to exclude yourself from the Settlement in these Lawsuits, but you do have the right to object in writing. Any objection by a Class Member must post-marked on or before October 29, 2019 and must comply with the requirements stated in the [Proposed]Consent Judgment, Section C which can be found at https://glynncounty.org/taxrefundcase. After the Settlement has been approved by the Court, if you reside at the same location for which the refund is due, you will not be required to do anything to receive your refund. If you no longer live at the same location for which the refund is due, after the Settlement has been approved by the Court, you will receive a Claim Form. The Claim Form will be sent to your current address, if known, or your last known address. If you receive a Claim Form you will need to complete and return it as instructed on the Claim Form in order to receive the refund. If you are a member of the Class and have not yet received the Full Notice of this Settlement, or if you want more information regarding anything in the Publication Notice, you may obtain such information by visiting https://glynncounty.org/taxrefundcase, by calling Class Counsel at (912) 638-5200 or writing Class Counsel at ROBERTS TATE, LLC, Post Office Box 21828, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522. DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT, THE CLERKS OFFICE OR THE JUDGE REGARDING THIS NOTICE. THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.