If You Own or Owned Land in Nebraska along certain Rails-to-Trails
Corridors, You may be Eligible to receive Payment for the Taking of Private
Property Rights

A recent court Order in this class action lawsuit affects your legal rights as a potential member of the Class. The court previously ruled that the United States is liable, in some circumstances, for a taking of private property rights in certain railroad rights of way in the State of Nebraska that is compensable under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The court has recently determined that the class action should be decertified, effective on January 16, 2018. The court has also determined that you must decide whether you wish to pursue a financial recovery as an individual plaintiff in the action.


DECERTIFICATION OF THE CLASS AND HOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
ARE AFFECTED BY THE DECERTIFICATION

The court has issued an Order decertifying the class action, effective as of January 16, 2018. All persons or entities who are or were members of the Class who may possess claims against the United States will no longer be parties to this suit as of January 16, 2018 unless they take action now to confirm that they wish to pursue their claims as individual plaintiffs in the action.


YOUR CHOICES EXPLANATION AND ACTION REQUIRED
Pursue Your Claim and a Financial Recovery by Joining In This Lawsuit If you wish to pursue a claim in this lawsuit, you must complete and submit a joinder form and return it to Plaintiffs’ counsel, postmarked on and before January 11, 2018. There is no cost to you to join the lawsuit as a plaintiff and you will not be asked to compensate the attorneys for their work.
File your own lawsuit If you wish to bring a claim against the United States separately from this case, you should confer with your own attorney.
Do nothing If you take no action, your claims will no longer be included in this lawsuit and you will not be entitled to receive any compensation that might be awarded in this lawsuit.

Questions? Contact Plaintiffs’ Counsel at 1-800-899-5291

Nebraska Trail Settlements
c/o Zelle LLP
500 Washington Avenue South Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
dbowen@zelle.com


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