Fairness Hearing

The hearing for Final Approval of the Settlement (“Final Approval Hearing”) will be held on JUNE 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., before the Honorable Douglas Wilkins, Middlesex Superior Court Judge. THE HEARING WILL BE CONDUCTED REMOTELY VIA ZOOM.

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The Court may adjourn the Settlement Hearing from time to time and without further notice to the Class, so you should routinely check here for current information.

The purpose of the Final Approval Hearing will be to determine:

  1. whether the proposed settlement, as set forth in the Settlement Agreement, should be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate to the Members of the Settlement Class;
  2. whether the application by Class Counsel for an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses and by the Named Plaintiff for an incentive award should be approved; and, if so, in what amounts;
  3. whether the stipulation for dismissal described in the Settlement Agreement, should be filed.

At the Final Approval Hearing the Court will consider any objections and listen to people who have asked to speak at the hearing.

The Court may decide these issues at the hearing or take them under consideration and decide them at a later time. We do not know how long these decisions will take.

Do you have to attend the hearing?

No. Class Counsel will answer any questions the Court may have. But you are welcome to come at your own expense. If you file an objection or comment, you don’t have to come to Court to talk about it. As long as you filed your written objection on time, your objection will be presented to the Court for its consideration. You may also hire another lawyer at your own expense to attend on your behalf, but it’s not required.

May you speak at the hearing?

You may ask the Court for permission to speak at the Final Approval Hearing. To do so, you must file a “Notice of Intent to Appear in Pierre Louis, et al. v. Bayada Home Health Care, Inc., et al., Case No. 1981CV01957.”

Be sure to include:

  • your name,
  • address,
  • telephone number and
  • your signature.

Your Notice of Intent to Appear must be submitted to the Court either by mailing it to the Clerk at the address shown below or by filing it in person at the Courthouse no later than MAY 27, 2022 with copies mailed to Class Counsel and Defendants’ Counsel at the addresses shown below.


Middlesex Superior Court
200 Trade Center, Flr 2
Woburn, MA 01801-1877

Copies of the objection must be mailed, postmarked on or before MAY 27, 2022, to counsel to the parties as follows:

Class Counsel

Attn: David Pastor, Esquire
63 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Defendants’ Counsel

Attn: Thomas G. Collins, Esquire
409 Second Street, Suite 500
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1357