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10-13-2000, 04:42 PM
OK . . . so I just read that the courts finalized a settlement with Toshiba that I was eligible for.
I never knew about it!
I was entitled to about $400 cash and a $225 credit towards Toshiba accessories. Problem is, I was supposed to file the claim by June 12, 2000!!
I called the counsel to see if I could get in on a late claim - they are supposed to call me back.
Does ANYONE know what I could say to make myself eligible?? I'm sure just not knowing about it won't hold any water.
Thanks in advance!
If it makes any difference, I was never contacted directly by either party even though my computer is registered with Toshiba.
[Edited by Butch on 10-13-2000 at 04:58 PM]
10-25-2000, 03:54 PM
It depends on how the law suit was structured. If it was a class action suit, then you would already have been included in it and so you would be entitled to the award. The way that a class action suit goes, if you meet the criteria to be part of a certified class, then you are presumed to want to be part of it. It is designed to lessen the chance of having multiple suits. That being said, you must OPT OUT of a class action suit not to be included in it. This system can be beneficial to you, but for the most part is beneficial to the legal system and the person being sued. If you are a member of the class you usually receive some information concerning the suit and whether you want to remain in it or opt out of it. If you didnt receive that information it could be for various reasons: 1) you could have moved, 2) you may have never registered the product 3) you may not be the initial purchaser (whether this matters varies) and 4) you might not meet all the criteria. That being said, you should look to see what the terms of the class action are and what the criteria were to be included in it. If you meet the criteria and can prove it, then you are entitled to recover.
And yes, this is the correct information, or else I should forget about taking the bar.
10-25-2000, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the info - I already contacted the class counsel, and they got back to me and told me I could apply for a late claim (The claim form had been due by June 12) since I was never contacted by the company even though I had registered, hadn't moved . . .blah blah blah . . . so I sent in the claim form and a letter of explanation and they said I should hear in about 12 weeks whether or not the courts approved it. In any case . . . I've done all I can . . . I think . . . and I think I'm in decent shape. We'll see. In any case . . . good luck on yer bar exam!
what was the lawsuit over? i dont remember hearing anything
10-26-2000, 11:09 AM
It was over some sort of flaw in the FD controller or something...by the time I got my notification, my LT had been stolen already. *sad* oh well, I got a nice new Micron out of it.
12-01-2001, 06:00 PM
WOOHOO . . . over a year and several appeals later, I finally got my damn check for $409.80 in the mail today, and the $225 FreeCard should be coming within 30 days.
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