Hamilton Township Board of Education Retirees Prescription Drug Benefit Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The Hamilton Board of Education is making available $17 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it breached its obligations to retirees, and in some cases to their dependents. The complaint alleges that collective bargaining agreements specified that retirees would be given a yearly cash payment in lieu of prescription drug coverage, but that the Board stopped making the payments between 2011 and 2013. 

Docket Number:


Company: Board of Education of the Township of Hamilton

Objection Deadline: October 24, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: October 24, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: December 18, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

No, and no claim form is needed either.


You may be eligible if you were formerly employed by the Hamilton Township Board of Education under a collective bargaining agreement (with the Hamilton Township Administrators and Supervisors Association, the Hamilton Township Education Association, or the Hamilton Township School Secretaries Association), and then retired, or if you were the dependent of such a retired employee. Five different subclasses have been approved, with different specifications and different retirement and benefit-ending dates.  See the long-form Notice for details of each class. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

First, class members will be paid the amounts they would have received if the benefit had been paid through December 31, 2017. Second, payments will be made to all class members for the next ten years, in January of each year. Some payments will be made to deceased class members’ estates; dependents will age out at the age of 26 and payments will cease.

Total Settlement Amount: $17,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Law Firms:
Schwartz Law Group LLC
Zazzali Fagella Nowak Kleinbaum and Friedman PC

Case Name: Joan Gray et. al v. Hamilton Township Board of Education

Settlement Website: Hamilton Retirees Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
The Notice Company

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Hamilton Class Administrator
c/o The Notice Company
PO Box 455
Hingham, MA 02043

Tags: Education, Employment Violations, Nonpayment of Benefits, Retirement Plans