IF YOU WERE A PRE-TRIAL DETAINEE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND SERVED “OLD TIME” IN PUNITIVE SEGREGATION
(THE “BING”) BETWEEN 11/23/12 AND 9/16/15, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO MONEY
This website contains information regarding a class action lawsuit entitled Parker et al. v. City of New York, 15 Civ. 06733 (CPL). The Court in charge of the case is the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
To settle this lawsuit, the City of New York (“City”) has agreed to pay money damages to current or former Department of Corrections (“DOC”) pre-trial detainees who served so-called “Old Time” between November 23, 2012 and September 16, 2015.
“Old Time” refers to the former DOC practice of placing an inmate in Punitive Segregation (also known as the “bing”) to finish a disciplinary sentence imposed for an infraction committed by the inmate during a prior DOC incarceration.
If you served Old Time during this period, you may be entitled to a payment, but you are only eligible to receive money if you were a pre-trial detainee when you served Old Time. You are not eligible if you were a state prisoner temporarily in DOC custody, if you were serving a sentence but remained in DOC custody, if you were in custody pursuant to a warrant relating to a prior conviction or for a parole violation, or if you were otherwise serving a sentence as a result of any conviction.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|Submit a Claim Form, a W-9 Form, and, if your Claim Form is not Notarized, Proof of Identity||The only way to get a payment.||Claim Form Postmarked By: March 26, 2018 W-9 Form and Proof of Identity Postmarked By: March 9, 2019|
|Exclude Yourself From The Settlement||Get no payment from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against the City, DOC, or anyone else about the claims in this case.||Opt-Out Form Postmarked By: March 26, 2018|
|Object to Settlement||Remain a Class Member but write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement.||Objections Postmarked By: March 26, 2018|
|FILE A CHALLENGE||If you disagree with the calculations set forth in the Notice, you can file a Challenge claiming that (a) you served more Old Time than the Parties believe; or (b) you served more old Time while under the age of 18 years old than the Parties believe; or (c) you served Old Time while you had been classified as having a serious mental illness.||CHALLENGE SUBMITTED BY: MARCH 26, 2018|
|Go to the Fairness Hearing||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.||September 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.|
|Do Nothing||Get no payment and give up all rights to sue the City, DOC, or their employees about the claims in this case.||N/A|
These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are more fully explained in the Notice. You may also wish to read the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website for additional information. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the Notice and this website carefully.