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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 16-cv-21301-GAYLES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION,
JAY PEAK, INC.,
Q RESORTS, INC.,
JAY PEAK HOTEL SUITES L.P.,
JAY PEAK HOTEL SUITES PHASE II. L.P.,
JAY PEAK MANAGEMENT, INC.,
JAY PEAK PENTHOUSE SUITES, L.P.,
JAY PEAK GP SERVICES, INC.,
JAY PEAK GOLF AND MOUNTAIN SUITES L.P.,
JAY PEAK GP SERVICES GOLF, INC.,
JAY PEAK LODGE AND TOWNHOUSES L.P.,
JAY PEAK GP SERVICES LODGE, INC.,
JAY PEAK HOTEL SUITES STATESIDE L.P.,
JAY PEAK GP SERVICES STATESIDE, INC.,
JAY PEAK BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PARK L.P.,
AnC BIO VERMONT GP SERVICES, LLC,
JAY CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, INC.,
GSI OF DADE COUNTY, INC.,
NORTH EAST CONTRACT SERVICES, INC.,
Q BURKE MOUNTAIN RESORT, LLC,
Relief Defendants, and
Q BURKE MOUNTAIN RESORT, HOTEL AND
CONFERENCE CENTER, L.P.,
Q BURKE MOUNTAIN RESORT GP SERVICES, LLC
NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS TO APPROVE SETTLEMENT AMONG RECEIVER, PUTATIVE CLASS PLAINTIFFS, AND PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK, N.A. AND BAR ORDER
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Michael I. Goldberg, as the Court-appointed receiver (the “Receiver”) of the entities (the “Receivership Entities”) in the above-captioned civil enforcement action (the “SEC Action”), has filed a request for approval of a proposed settlement between: a group of investors that filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont (“Putative Class Plaintiffs”); the Receiver; and People’s United Bank, N.A. (“People’s United”). The proposed settlement settles all claims that were and could have been asserted against People’s United by the Putative Class Plaintiffs or the Receiver; such settlement is expressly conditioned on the Court approving the Settlement Agreement and including in the order approving such Settlement Agreement a provision permanently barring, restraining and enjoining any person or entity from pursuing claims, including claims you may possess, against any of the People’s United Released Parties relating to the SEC Action or any of the other EB-5 Actions, including but not limited to claims by on behalf of any Investor, by the Receiver, by the Receivership Entities (including their past and present general partners, owners, shareholders, officers, and directors), by any current or former customer of People’s United, any Defendant in the SEC Action, or in any action now pending or which may hereafter be brought in connection with the Barred Claims; any party to the EB-5 Actions; or by any other person or entity (other than federal or state governmental bodies or agencies) with respect to facts and claims that were, or could have been, asserted in the EB-5 Actions, or otherwise relating in any way to any of the Receivership Entities, or which arise directly or indirectly from People’s United activities, work, conduct, omissions, or Services in connection with the Receivership Entities, Jay Peak Resort, AnC Bio, or the Burke Mountain Hotel (the “Bar Order”). 1
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the material terms of the Settlement Agreement are that People’s United will pay One Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,750,000.00), in exchange for broad releases from the Putative Class Plaintiffs, the Receiver, and the Receivership Entities, and the Bar Order.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Settlement Agreement establishes an Attorneys’ Fund to reimburse costs and compensate the attorneys for the Putative Class Plaintiffs.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of the Settlement Agreement; the Motion for (i) Approval of Settlement between Receiver, Putative Class Plaintiffs, and People’s United Bank, N.A.; (ii) Approval of Form, Content, and Manner of Notice of Settlement and Bar Order; (iii) Entry of Bar Order; and (iv) Scheduling a Hearing; with Incorporated Memorandum of Law [D.E. 662] (the “Motion”); the proposed Bar Order; and other supporting and related papers, may be obtained from the Court’s docket in the SEC Action or from the website created by the Receiver www.JayPeakReceivership.com. Copies of the Motion may also be obtained by email request to Kimberly Smiley at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone by calling Ms. Smiley at 954-759-8929.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the final hearing on the Motion, at which time the Court will consider approval of the Settlement Agreement including the grant of the releases and the issuance of the Bar Order, is set by Zoom before the Honorable Darrin P. Gayles, the United States Courthouse, 400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33128, in Courtroom 11-1, at 1:30 p.m. on July 1, 2021 (the “Final Approval Hearing”). The link for the Zoom hearing will be circulated before the Final Approval Hearing.
Any objection to the Settlement Agreement, the Motion or any related matter, including, without limitation, entry of the Bar Order, must be filed, in writing, with the Court in the SEC Action, and served by email and regular mail, on: (1) Michael I. Goldberg, Esq., Akerman LLP, The Main Las Olas, 201 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1800, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Email: email@example.com; (2) Jeffrey C. Schneider, Esq., Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman, LLP, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor, Miami, FL 33131, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; (3) Harley S. Tropin, Esq., Tal J. Lifshitz, Esq., Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, LLP, 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134, Email: email@example.com and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; and (4) James J. Stricker, Esq., Kasowitz Benson Torres, LLP, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, email@example.com, no later than June 1, 2021 (the “Objection Deadline”), and such objection must be made in accordance with the Court’s Order (I) preliminarily approving settlement between Receiver, Putative Class Plaintiffs, and People’s United Bank, N.A.; (II) approving form and content of notice, and manner and method of service and publication; (III) setting deadline to object to approval of settlement and entry of bar order; and (IV) scheduling a hearing [D.E. 664] (the “Preliminary Approval Order”).
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person or entity failing to file an objection on or before the Objection Deadline and in the manner required by the Preliminary Approval Order shall not be heard by the Court. Those wishing to appear and present objections at the Final Approval Hearing must include a request to appear in their written objection. If no objections are timely filed, the Court may cancel the Final Approval Hearing without further notice. This matter may affect your rights. You may wish to consult an attorney.
1 Defined terms used but not defined in this Notice are more fully defined in the Settlement Agreement.
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