JONES V. CHOPRA AND CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Case No. 18-2132 (BAH)
If you are African American, Black, and/or Hispanic and were employed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) at any time between February 13, 2011 and April 19, 2022, and served during that time in a non-supervisory position(s) that was (1) assigned to the Bureau’s Office of Consumer Response, (2) in pay bands identified by the Bureau as 4, 4A, 4B, 40, 41, 5, 5A, 5B, 5C, 51, 52, 53, 6, 6A, or 60, and (3) classified by the Bureau as falling within occupational job series code 301 (except that serving in the following positions does not qualify you for class membership: Consumer Response Implementation Manager (position description #110090), Consumer Response Manager (Quality Control) (position description #111410), Policy Analyst (position description #110210), or Consumer Response Analyst (position description #110770)), a class action settlement will affect your rights.
On September 15, 2023, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted preliminary approval of a proposed class action settlement in the lawsuit Jones v. Chopra, Civil Action No. 18-cv-2132. This website provides information about Class Members’ rights and options under the Settlement. The proposed Settlement will provide a Settlement Fund of $6 million for a class of certain African American, Black, and/or Hispanic CFPB employees to resolve claims of race discrimination and retaliation against the Bureau.
Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement:
|Do Nothing (for now) and Wait||
Wait for the Court. Stay in the lawsuit. Seek money if the Court approves the Settlement. Give up certain rights.
The Court still must decide whether to approve the Settlement. If you wish to participate in the Settlement, you may wait for further notice. If the Court approves the Settlement, you will be mailed a separate notice about your rights and what you must do to seek money from the Settlement.
|Exclude Yourself (Opt Out)||
Opt out of the Settlement’s monetary relief. Receive no money from the Settlement. Keep any rights to sue CFPB separately for the claims in this lawsuit.
You must opt out, or seek exclusion from, the Settlement by November 16, 2023.
|Comment or Object||
Write to the Court about your view of the Settlement or why you don’t think it is fair to the class.
You must object to the Settlement by November 16, 2023.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the information provided on this website and the settlement documents carefully.