Haynes Properties, LLC, et al. v. Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association

Case No. 20-CI-332

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, Fayette Circuit Court, Fourth Division

If you grew burley tobacco in the 2015–2020 crop years in Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, or Missouri, you could get money from a proposed settlement.

Pursuant to the Courts Order, entered April 19, 2021, all documentation postmarked or received on or before April 5, 2021 shall be considered timely filed. The Court has also set forth additional exceptions for individuals/entities, including the ability for any individual or entity to establish good cause for their failure to timely submit the necessary documentation. The Court’s Order has further directed additional notice be given to certain individuals/entities. Please see the Order Granting Motion for Ruling on Additional Time for Class Members located in the Important Documents section of this website.

Important Dates

January 15, 2021 — Deadline for Petition for Attorney’s Fees

January 29, 2021 — Confirm Class Membership Deadline

January 29, 2021 — Objection Deadline

February 24, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. — Fairness Hearing

Check settlement class membership here

Confirm Class Membership and Send in W-9 Tax Form

The only way to get money is to confirm settlement class membership and provide a W-9 form by January 29, 2021.

Determine Membership

Establish that you are a settlement class member (if you aren’t already identified as one). The deadline for your steps to determine membership is January 29, 2021.


Write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.

Go to a Hearing

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.

Do Nothing

Get no money and be bound by the terms of the settlement.