In this class action case known as Smith et al. v. Intuit, Inc., Case No. 5:12-cv-00222 (N.D. Cal.), the Plaintiffs alleged that Intuit, Inc. (“Intuit”) engaged in violations of California and federal consumer protection laws in connection with the Refund Processing Service offered through the online version of TurboTax. Intuit denies Plaintiffs’ allegations and denies that it did anything wrong. The Court has not decided who is right.
A settlement of this lawsuit (“Settlement”) has been negotiated which, if approved by the Court, may entitle you to a payment. By entering into the Settlement, Intuit has not admitted the truth or validity of any of the claims against it. Your rights and options under the Settlement – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained below.
Submit a Claim: Class members who properly submit a claim form by the deadline of October 28, 2013 will receive a payment and will give up certain rights to sue Intuit as described in parts 4 and 6 of the Notice.
Do Nothing: If you do nothing, you will receive no money from the Settlement, but you will still give up your rights to sue Intuit as described in parts 6 and 10 of the Notice.
Exclude Yourself from the Case: This is the only option that allows you to sue Intuit on your own regarding the Refund Processing Service, but you will not receive a payment from the Settlement. The deadline for excluding yourself is September 23, 2013. See part 8 of the Notice.
Object: Write to the Court if you do not like the Settlement. The deadline to object to the settlement is August 28, 2013. See part 7 of the Notice.
Go to a Hearing: Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Court has set a hearing for September 27, 2013. See part 11 of the Notice.
- These rights and options - and the deadlines to exercise them - are explained in the Notice.
- The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does and any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who qualify. Please be patient.