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Direct Purchaser Class

A Class Action lawsuit and Settlement may affect you.

The Direct Purchasers Damages Class is seeking money for companies that bought vitamin C directly from the Defendants or other Chinese manufacturers.

A trial was held and the jury returned a verdict against the Non-Settling Defendants in favor of the Direct Purchaser Damages Class for $54.1 million, and the Court entered a judgment of $162.3 million.  Before the trial concluded, Weisheng and CPG reached settlements with the Direct Purchaser Damages Class and the Injunction Class.

You are included in the Direct Purchaser Damages Class if you made a DIRECT purchase of:

  • Vitamin C,
  • For delivery in the U.S.
  • Directly from a Defendant or another Chinese manufacturer of vitamin C (except Northeast Pharmaceutical)
  • Between December 1, 2001 and June 30, 2006
  • Without a contract, or with a contract that did not include an arbitration clause

 

 Important Court Dates & Deadlines

Request Exclusion:   

 passed

Objection to Settlement:

 August 10, 2013

Deadline to File a Claim:

 August 12, 2013

Fairness Hearing:

 October 2, 2013

                              
Submit a Claim.  If you did not exclude yourself, you are eligible to get a payment.  You must submit a claim form to the Administrator postmarked by August 12, 2013 to be eligible.  You may download a claim form at the link on the left, by calling the Administrator at 612-605-8443, or by writing to the Administrator at the address on the Contact Information page.

Exclusion from the Class.  The deadline to exclude yourself has passed.

Object to the Settlement.
  The deadline to object is August 10, 2013.

The Court held a Fairness Hearing and has already approved the Aland Settlement.  The next Fairness Hearing will be held with regard to the NEPG, Weisheng and CPG Settlements.  The Fairness Hearing is scheduled to be held on October 2, 2013 at 10.00 a.m. in Courtroom 8D South at Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. 

 

 If you believe you are a part of the INJUNCTION Class, please click here.

  

 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATOR AT PO BOX 2717, FARIBAULT,  MN 55021-9717, BY CALLING (612) 605-8443 OR BY
E-MAILING info@vitaminCantitrust.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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