Www.BellSports.com – Bell Sports Children’s Bicycle Seat Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
You can get more information on the Bell Sports Children’s Bicycle Seat Class Action Lawsuit Settlement at www.bellsports.com/media-culture/news/notice-of-class-action-settlement website. Apparently the company violated state law by providing misleading labels. Children’s bicycle seats were improperly labeled as “MADE IN THE USA” or “MADE IN USA” when they were not. You have a chance to get some compensation in this settlement if you bought or received the product from January 7, 2006 to March 1, 2012 in California. These should have been the Taxi or Limo product.
So if you decide to take part in the Bell Sports Children’s Bicycle Seat Class Action Lawsuit Settlement, what will you get? You will have a chance of getting either $10 or $13. However, you will have to file a valid claim form in order to get this. You will be able to download the claim form from the www.bellsports.com/media-culture/news/notice-of-class-action-settlement site. In addition to the money that you will get, Bell Sports will also donate $100,000 in products. Specifically they will donate new bicycle helmet products. Each of them will have a minimum retail value of $40.
If your claim form is considered valid, i.e. the form arrives before or on the deadline, and is filled out properly, you will get a $10 check if you bought a Taxi product and you will get a $13 check if you bought a Limo product. The deadline to submit your claim is August 10, 2012. If your claim form is postmarked after this date, your claim will not even be considered. As a result you will not get any money. If you received your claim form in the mail, make sure that you fill it out and send it as quickly as possible. There is no sense in missing the deadline. However, make sure that it filled out properly. So what I am saying is that you should send it as quickly as possible but not too quickly that you make mistakes in filling it out.
If you decide that you do not want to get a payment and do not want to stay in the settlement as a class member, you will have to ask to be excluded. Yes, strange as that may seem, that is what you will need to do. This also has a deadline and your request must be received or postmarked by the deadline which is July 13, 2012. If it does not arrive in a timely manner, your request will not be honored. In your letter, you must include your full name, your up-to-date mailing address. You must also include your phone number. Also do not forget to sign your letter. In this day and age of email and electronic correspondence, sometimes you have a tendency to forget to sign your written communications. Just printing out your name is not enough. It has to be signed.
You can also object if you want. Again you have to do this in writing by the due date which is August 17, 2012. You have to provide documentation or supporting papers as to the reason for you objecting to the settlement. Just telling the court that you object is not enough. You can also object orally at the Settlement hearing if you want to do that. The will take place on August 31, 2012 at 8:30 a.m . in San Diego, California. So what is the Court doing at that time. The Court is deciding if the settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate. The Court also decides if the Plaintiff has been treated fairly and if he or she has been treated fairly.
There is also a separate hearing on Class Counsel Fees. This hearing is also for the Class Representative Incentive Award. This hearing will be on August 31, 2012. The reason for this hearing is to decide whether the Class Counsel will be awarded attorneys’ fees from the settlement funds. In addition, the Court will also consider if the Plaintiff should be awarded other fees. So this is also an important hearing. The Court usually will award attorneys’s fees. What is in question always is how much it will be. A lot of people get very upset at how much the attorneys’ make. I think this is fair as they represent all of you. This means they represent millions of people. If you have any questions, make sure you contact the settlement administrator. You will be able to get this information at the settlement website.
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