The parties in In re Intuitive Surgical Securities Litigation, Case No. 5:13-cv-01920-EJD (HRL) (the “Action”), pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the “Court”), have reached a proposed settlement of the Action that, if approved, will resolve all claims in the Action.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. The Settlement will create a $42,500,000 cash fund, which will earn interest, to be distributed after the deduction of Court-approved fees and expenses, to eligible Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form and are found to be entitled to a distribution from the Net Settlement Fund.
Please be advised, if you are a Class Member, your legal rights will be affected by this Settlement whether you act or do not act. The Court has decided that everyone who fits the following description is a Class Member and subject to the Settlement, unless they are an excluded person or previously took steps to exclude themselves:
All persons or entities who purchased or acquired the publicly traded common stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (“Intuitive”) during the period from February 6, 2012 through July 18, 2013, inclusive (the “Class Period”), and who were damaged thereby.
Check your investment records or contact your broker to see if you purchased or acquired the publicly traded common stock of Intuitive during the Class Period.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS|
|SUBMIT A PROOF OF CLAIM FORM BY DECEMBER 6, 2018||The only way to get a payment.|
|OPT-BACK INTO THE CLASS BY SUBMITTING REQUEST BY NOVEMBER 29, 2018||If you previously submitted a request for exclusion from the Class in connection with the previously mailed Class Notice and now want to be part of the Class in order to receive a payment, you must follow the steps for “Opting-Back Into the Class”.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY NOVEMBER 29, 2018||You will get no payment. This is the only option that, assuming your claim is timely brought, might allow you ever to bring or be part of any other lawsuit against the Defendants and the other Released Defendant Parties concerning the Released Claims.|
|OBJECT BY NOVEMBER 29, 2018||Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement, the Fee and Expense Application, or the proposed Plan of Allocation.|
|GO TO A HEARING ON DECEMBER 20, 2018||Ask to speak in Court about the Settlement.|
|DO NOTHING||Get no payment AND give up your rights to bring your own individual action.|
These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are more fully explained in the Settlement Notice. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the Settlement Notice and review this website carefully.