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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

If You Were Strip-Searched During Admission into the Cook County Jail And You Submitted a Valid Claim Form in the Young v. County of Cook Settlement, if the Court approves the settlement described on this website, You Will Receive Additional Money.

 In 2010, a settlement of a class action lawsuit entitled Young v. County of Cook, No. 06-CV-552 (N.D. Ill.), involved approximately 300,000 pre-trial detainees who were strip-searched upon intake into Cook County Jail between January 30, 2004 and March 30, 2009. The Defendants in that case were the County of Cook (“County”) and the Office of the Sheriff of Cook County (“Sheriff”).

• Under the terms of the Young v. County of Cook settlement, the County agreed to pay $55 million, and the Defendants also agreed to assign to the Class potential claims to additional monies from their insurers. Initial payments to the class members from the $55 million fund were made with the understanding that litigation with the insurers would take time.

 If you submitted a valid claim form in the Young v. County of Cook settlement, you are also eligible to receive a share of the monies recently recovered from the insurers.

• You do not need to file a claim form or take any other action in order to receive a payment. The Claims Administrator will mail checks to everyone who is eligible.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
WHAT CAN YOU DO WHAT IT MEANS DEADLINE
Do Nothing Receive a payment for your share of the money recovered from the insurers.  
Object Remain a class member but write to the Court about why you don't like the Settlement and/or the amount of fees and expenses that Class Counsel asks the Court to award. Received by: August 14, 2017

• The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

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Please do not contact the Court. If you have any questions, please contact the Claims Administrator at Toll-Free Number: 1-800-315-2291 or direct dial: 312-273-4088 or visit the Commonly Asked Questions of this website.

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