Settlement Structure: Claims Made
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:
This is a settlement of a class action alleging that the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and New England Life Insurance Company discriminated against African-American/black financial service representatives employed at the companies, including in the areas of pay, account transfers, and teaming. The complaint included charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.Docket Number:
Company: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Filing Deadline: August 28, 2017
Class Period: May 15, 2011 to July 1, 2016
Final Approval Hearing: June 27, 2017Proof of Purchase:
Yes, claim ID and PIN code; contact the claims administrator at CreightonSettlement@kccllc.com if you do not have these.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you were employed as a financial services representative affiliated with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company or the New England Life Insurance Company, between May 15, 2011 and July 1, 2016, and you were (a) African-American/black or (b) of two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino), one of which was African-American/black.
Note that you may submit either of the following:
- The Simplified Claim Form, for a standard award based on your MetLife length of service, period of employment within the Class Period, and “lateral” status, or
- The Detailed Claim Form, which may entitle you to an individual consultation of up to 75 minutes with neutral parties to individually figure your award (which may be larger or smaller than the one for the Simplified Claim Form, or may consist of no reward at all).
Varies. Awards under the Simplified Claim Form will be based on MetLife length of service, period of employment within the Class Period, and “lateral” status. Persons submitting the Detailed Claim Form will have a choice between the same award as for a Simplified Claim Form or an individual assessment of 75 minutes by neutral parties; awards may be more or less than the award for the Simplified Cl
Total Settlement Amount: $32,500,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Stowell & Friedman Ltd.
Case Name: Creighton, et al., v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Settlement Website: Creighton, et al., v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Settlement Website
Kurtzman Carson Consultants
Creighton v. MetLife Settlement Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 43480
Providence, RI 02940-3480