Www.SunscreenSettlement.com – Coppertone Sunscreen UVA & UVB Ray Protection Class Action Settlement
If you bought Coppertone Sunscreen product that had UVA & UVB ray protection up to October 5, 2012, you may be able to take part i nthe Coppertone Sunscreen UVA & UVB Ray Protection Class Action Settlement which can be found at www.sunscreensettlement.com. Merck, the Defendant, for violated certain state laws. The defendant also violated consumer protection statutes. The consumers bought the products at a high price because of the benefits that it is supposed to provide.
The products included in the Coppertone Sunscreen UVA & UVB Ray Protection Class Action Settlement are any and all of the sunscreen products in the United States with the Coppertone brand. Merck will provide a settlement fund of $3 million up to $10 million. This amount will go towards the payment of the valid claims. It will also pay for administration costs and awards to named plaintiffs. In addition $1 million will be provided to 3 legal service organizations. These organizations are Legal Aid Foundation of LA, Legal Services of New York City and also Legal Services of New Jersey. Any funds that remain from people not claiming them will also go to these three companies. In addition to the money set aside for all these things, Merck will also pay a separate amount to the Class Counsel. This amount will be for attorneys fees and expenses. So you can rest assured that if you file a claim at the Coppertone Sunscreen UVA & UVB Ray Protection Class Action Settlement website at www.sunscreensettlement.com, the attorneys fees and expenses will not come out of what is owed you.
So if you bought any of the products, you will have to fill out the form by March 4, 2013 in order to get any kind of payment. You can file your claim electronically at the site if you wish. If you would rather not do this, you can of course download the claim form and mail it so that it reaches the destination on time. It must be postmarked by that date. If you feel that you do not wish to be included and do not want any kind of payment, you can exclude yourself by January 31, 2013. This means that if you do this properly, then you keep all your legal rights even though you get nothing from this settlement. So if that is what you want so that you can sue the company on your own you will have to do this quickly. Make sure that you read the information on how you can do this.
You can also go to a hearing and find out about any or all objections that may be voiced here. The hearing is on February 20, 2013. If you wish to speak at the hearing, you can do so. However, you must request to speak in writing. You can do this after you have filed your objection. Your objection must be filed by January 31, 2013. What you will be filing is called the Notice of Intention to Appear. So please do this properly.
If you have any questions, there are three things that you can do. I would suggest that you first of all check out the FAQ section on the website. This is a good place to start because all the regular questions that many people have are answered here. You will get more detailed information that you will be able to understand here than in the notice. The notice is filled with legal language. The FAQ is in ordinary language that anyone can understand. If you find that your question is not answered here, there is a toll free number that you can call. You can talk to the Claims Administrator about any questions that you may have. Your third choice is to call your Class Counsel. The court appoints counsel to help you. Since this is free advice that you will be receiving, why not? You will be talking to lawyers who have knowledge about the case and can guide you in the best decision that you should make.
I personally do not like reading the class action lawsuit settlement notice as it has too much legal jargon. I get lost after a while and have to read the same paragraph a number of times before I truly understand what is going on. So if I were you, I would try the three options I mentioned above.
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