Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement in Rabbi Freundel Secret Videotaping Case

Posted September 7th, 2018.

Notice to be Sent to Class Members

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2018) This morning, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia granted preliminary approval of the class action settlement arising from Rabbi Bernard Freundel’s secret videotaping of females without their consent at the National Capital Mikvah facility in Washington, DC.

As directed by the Court, by Friday, September 14, 2018, a third-party Settlement Administrator will issue Notice to Class Members describing the Settlement and providing them with the opportunity to participate.  In order to receive money from the Settlement, Class Members must complete a brief Confidential Registration Form by November 13, 2018.

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP was appointed as Class Counsel to represent Class Members.  David Sanford, founder of Sanford Heisler Sharp, said: “The Court today preliminarily approved a $14.25M class action settlement, which helps bring closure to a most sensitive and difficult situation for hundreds of women.”

Alexandra Harwin, partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP and co-chair of the firm’s National Title VII Practice, said: “The Court’s preliminary approval of the class action settlement represents a critical step forward for women victimized by Rabbi Freundel.  The next steps are designed to minimize the burden on those women. Class members only need to complete minimal paperwork to receive a monetary award from this settlement.”

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