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Update: De Beers Diamond Settlement Checks On the Way!

By Kimberly Mirando

 

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Finally, some good news for Class Members of the De Beers diamond class action lawsuit settlement: On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the final petition for review. Shortly after, the Claims Administrator announced it is conducting final claim audits and will distribute the class action settlement funds within the next few months.

We reported last month that the U.S. Supreme Court received a second petition for judicial review by a member of the Indirect Purchaser Class, which could have delayed the payment of claims for an undefined period of time.

Luckily, the Supreme Court did not take long making its decision, and it looks like Class Members will finally get paid after years of delays caused by challenges and appeals.

We’ll keep you notified as soon as we learn when Class Members can expect their settlement checks to arrive from the De Beers diamond class action lawsuit settlement.

A special thanks to Top Class Actions reader “Nico,” who alerted us to the update to the Settlement Administrator’s website, DiamondsClassAction.com

 

 

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Updated June 7th, 2013

 

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199 Comments

  • Anonymous May 25, 2012

    Does anyone know how many claims were received from each class?

  • Anonymous May 28, 2012

    Finally. Maybe I can get back the $11k I spent on a ring given to a woman I am no longer married to!

  • Anonymous May 28, 2012

    It is a crying shame that so many people who were affected by this DeBeers scam will not get any money. By the time it becomes fully known, the filing date has passed. Secondly, even if you did file, read the fine print in the lawsuit. Persons who were able to get $10 back will be denied because of the overpriced admin fees. This is what I call a Double Scam. Everyone makes money except the persons injured. So much for justice on this one.

  • Anonymous May 28, 2012

    What?
    I was never informed about this Class Action Lawsuit, and I paid about $2500 for my former wife’s ring set!.

  • Anonymous May 29, 2012

    It kills me about the public whining about the diamonds they bought and not really knowing about the case, including that they could file something. What did you think you are going to get on a typical 7k purchase.? You would be lucky to get 70 bucks in a case like this. The retailers who spent 100′s and 100′s of thousands, over the decade that this covers, have waited almost a half a decade for their money.. when many could have used it to save their small businesses before they went under in this last recession, which hit the jewelers earlier and harder than almost anyone. Thousands and thousands of jobs in the jewelry industry are lost and will never come back.

  • Anonymous May 29, 2012

    By the way, kudos to this web site for finding this out. If you go to the official web site “diamondsclassaction.com” they have not even updated this info in a week, as of today!

  • Anonymous May 29, 2012

    I don’t know about everybody else but I said a couple weeks ago that I already have my money. Wasn’t much to talk about but was happy to have it over.

  • Anonymous May 30, 2012

    Why are those who had a frivilous lawsuit who tied up the moneis not get sued for interest and additional expenses.

    Now there’s the money. Debeers would be smiling as they pay the settlement.

  • Anonymous May 30, 2012

    Now a lawsuit for delays for interest and additional expense paid to claimants.

    Now there’s the money.

  • Anonymous June 1, 2012

    I wonder if Angela, who commented that she already got her check, will share with us the amount she got in relation to the amount she filed for, One percent? Two percent? We are all curious. Please and thanks, Angela.

  • Anonymous June 1, 2012

    now how the hell angela get money already and they talkin about a few months for the checks. People stop lieing on the real whatever u get it more than u had. hahahahahaha and i bet half yall still buying diamonds

  • Anonymous June 1, 2012

    There was a rice crispie settlement a few months ago. Maybe Angela is talking about that settlement. Or maybe she got fruit loop settlement (lol).
    Sorry Angela no debeers checks yet. Keep watching your mailbox.

  • Anonymous June 8, 2012

    No fruit loop settlement or rice krispies… I did receive a payment that was about 5% of the claim I submitted. I even have an assigned claim number. Maybe I’m at the top of the list but just hold on you’ll get yours too

  • Anonymous June 8, 2012

    Angela – how could you have gotten your settlement ‘a few weeks ago’? Today is June 8, 2012. Including May 21, 2012 and excluding May 31, 2012 only today stand at 14 business days.

    The Diamond Class Action Settlement website says verbatim: “On May 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the final petition for review. The claims administrator is conducting final claim audits, and distribution of settlement funds should take place within the next few months. “

  • Anonymous June 8, 2012

    Angela,
    did it come by certified mail?

  • Anonymous June 9, 2012

    The amount you should get as far as percentages has not changed. The information can be found here: https://diamondsclassaction.com/pdfs/Consumer-ResellerNotice.pdf#page=9 under section CONSUMER DIAMOND PRODUCT TABLE

  • Anonymous June 9, 2012

    I emailed the claims administrator- was told that a proposed date is not known, however still checking claims per number of filings to distribute payments individually, on amount submitted. ***No one will rec. check/s before total number of claims are completed. (as of
    friday, June 8, 2012) Thanks.

  • Anonymous June 12, 2012

    Very excited to read this news as I invested a large amount of money in diamonds and gold. Just wish I knew when we would be getting this all cleared up. Any idea how to contact these people to get our assigned claim number (?) )and if and when they will request records of purchases….

  • Anonymous June 14, 2012

    Who should I contact if my mailing address has changed since I filed like 5-6 years ago…or however long ago it was??

  • Anonymous June 14, 2012

    So the administrator has had 6 years to prepare for the distribution, and they still need time to verify claims? Unreal. They shoud have had this ready to go a long time ago. I hope they pay a decent interest amount and make the extra weight worthwhile

  • Anonymous June 14, 2012

    I agree with the previous comment in “many years” of planning & re-verifications plus resenting new paper work. All these were smoke screens. Come on people get wise. These individuals have had years to plan; vacations, dinners, new cars, etc. and not worry like you & I about our overly price purchases. Now they are face with a reality check! What they are going to do after this circus is all over. I am sure Angela is part of the circus team as she has been very vocal over the years. It’s been 30 days since the highest US court ruling. Let’s see what the next thirty days bring forth.

  • Anonymous June 16, 2012

    AJ- The address is: Diamond Claims Administrator
    PO Box 9432
    Minneapolis, Mn 55440-9432

  • Anonymous June 18, 2012

    Get a grip. I can’t even believe that you take the time to continue to call in and ask about the settlement. My goodness, go to work and brush it off and you’ll get yours soon enough. Tootie learn how to drop the e before adding ing… In your case, do a little extra to lieing… Really? smh

  • Anonymous June 20, 2012

    I hope you all sent your claim the way I sent mine, via registered mail where you received back a green card. If you did, I hope you kept it. I did. I can’t remember if I sent proof of purchase when I filed but I have that also. We bought a large, loose diamond for over $7000 and a cross necklace with one small perfect diamond in it. It’s not a small amount and if you own a diamond you should have all the certification, as well as the receipts in a safe place with your other documents. My only concern here is that they don’t contact everyone for their validation or proof of purchase. I wonder how long we should wait until we hear from them and become concerned they missed our claim?

  • Anonymous June 20, 2012

    In repsonse to a previous question, I believe we already have claim numbers. There is one on the green card that was returned to me and I seem to remember we were give one when we printed out the form to mail as well. I have that paperwork saved on another computer but will check tomorrow.

  • Anonymous June 21, 2012

    On the claim form it said the max amount you could recieve is $640. i think alot of people are going to be upset because they keep throwing out large dollar amounts that they paid for their diamonds. It seems that alot of people put in for this and we all probally lucky to get more than the min. $10.

  • Anonymous June 21, 2012

    Jeff is wrong. Read the full notice available at the settlement administrator site, appendix b. There you can determine your maximum claim amount. It depends entirely on the type of jewelry and value of said
    CONSUMER DIAMOND PRODUCT
    Conversely, if the number of persons filing approved claims is so low that the computation of a Claimant’s pro rata share of the Settlement Fund would exceed the total Recognized Claim Amounts for all eligible purchases, the Claimant will be limited to the total Recognized Claim Amount of their purchases. For example, if a Consumer Subclass Member claims for one engagement ring that costs $2,000, for which the Recognized Claim Amount is 32% of the purchase price, that Claimant will not receive more than $640. Recommendations as to the disposition of any money remaining after all Claimants are paid for the Recognized Claim Amounts of their approved purchases will be made by Class Counsel to the Court after the total amount of such monies is determined.

  • Anonymous June 21, 2012

    The website gives a breakdown of what to expect for the indirect purchasers (like me) and basically says for the $15,000 total in purchases I made during that time period, I should expect a 32% refund check. Why do I keep then reading that the payouts will essentially be peanuts?

  • Anonymous June 21, 2012

    It’s been said from jvc website that the percentages arn’t going to hold because large number of claimants. If we are entitled to more than the $640 that’s great. I think everyone is going to be disappointed in the settlement.

  • Anonymous June 22, 2012

    You can figure out what % of your claim you are going to get generally from the filings of the claims administrator before the court compared to what the objectors to the settlement have claimed.

    David T. Murray’s claim (which was filed publicly) was for $15,000 in diamond purchases. In a public filing, Rust Consulting said that based on their math, he was going to get $289 out of the settlement. So he is getting about 1.9 cents on the dollar of his claim.

    There is a sliding scale for claims (lower dollar claims get less of a % of their claim) according to the settlement, but you could probably use a 2% figure as a rough guesstimate. Your mileage may vary.

  • Anonymous June 22, 2012

    FYI, for anyone who wants to review the filings I referred to in my prior post, the Rust Consulting report is Document 370 in Case 04-cv-2819 in the District of New Jersey. See paragraph 11 for the reference to $289 for David Murray.

    David Murray’s claim is document 196-2 in the same case. He has claimed a necklace for $1,500, a ring for $10,000 and earrings for $2,500, for a total claim of $14,000 (sorry, not $15,000). So his recovery is 2.06% of his claim. I apologize for the miscalculation.

    The Rust Consulting report discussed above goes into depth about the amount of claims filed, etc. The top check that will be distributed is for $5 million! That means someone probably spent more than $100 million on diamonds!

  • Anonymous June 22, 2012

    SJ- Thank you for the info. Do you know a website where I can access the info without going through PACER?

  • Anonymous June 22, 2012

    SJ- Wouldn’t the necklace & earrings be claimed at 32% with the ring at 45%? That would make the recognized claim $5780 and the recovery of $289 equals exactly 5% of the recognized claim amount.

  • Anonymous June 23, 2012

    Sid- unfortunately, PACER is the only source I know of.
    As to your calculation, I did the same math myself and came to the same conclusion. However, given the number of claims, I find it highly unlikely that claims are going to be paid out at exactly 5.00000000% of the maximum recognized claim. My speculation would be that Rust Consulting was just estimating, and that actual claims will be paid off at just over or just under 5%. I think, though, that you could use the formula claim * maximum % * 5% to get an estimate of your claim.

    However, I did some alternative calculations using my own claim as well as half of Murray’s claim and they are all about 2% of the total claim, give or take. So it is a good rough guesstimate. As I said, your mileage may vary.

  • Anonymous June 26, 2012

    too bad we couldn’t find out the actual number of claims submitted??? Im curious, thats all

  • Anonymous July 2, 2012

    Of course, the lawyers will get the bulk of the settlement. As usual. Such a scam. Getting our hopes up, only to have the lawyers walk away with the settlement.

  • Anonymous July 2, 2012

    Is it true business’s are going to get their checks ahead of consumers? Any dates been set for business checks and how far behind will consumer checks be?
    I keep waiting for someone else to appeal this thing. Love for it to be over.

  • Anonymous July 3, 2012

    ANYONE who reported receiving a check either has this confused with the diamond walnut case or is plane lying. No one has received a dime as the administrator has not filed the final claim(s) audit with the court, which audit is to be filed shortly and prior to the distribution of any checks. Checks are anticipated to go out (again after court approval) within 60-75 days.

  • Anonymous July 3, 2012

    Sorry everyone… Plain lying, not plane lying, as in on a plane.

  • Anonymous July 4, 2012

    Forget about it kids….got check yesterday for $76.33. Sent claims for just over $50,000 in diamond purchases. Wasn’t worth my time to get receipts for diamonds.

  • Anonymous July 5, 2012

    What class was your claim from? Are you a retailer?

  • Anonymous July 13, 2012

    Anyone who claims they have recieved a check on this is lying. The claims admin has stated that NO payments have been made out yet at all.

  • Anonymous July 13, 2012

    Scott Hardy from TopClassActions.com says he is hearing the checks will be mailed in September or October. So I guess the waiting game continues.

  • Anonymous July 14, 2012

    You know, it’s been so long since I filed (for about $20,000 on just the diamonds alone), that while I still have all my documentation that I sent, I can’t help but imagine my claim being just lost in the mess somewhere. If I get a check, fine — it likely won’t be enough to make a huge difference for me. If I don’t get a check — well, we have amazing rings still. Okay, it’d be really nice to get my check just to have it over. :o)

  • Anonymous July 16, 2012

    Anyone know how to get hold of a live person? I need to change my address because we have moved since I filed. The phone number on the website is useless. I would rather talk to someone than try to mail the address change.

  • Anonymous July 16, 2012

    Contact Information

    If you would like information on the class of Direct Purchasers, contact the administrator at:
    Diamond Settlement Administrator:
    Direct Purchaser Diamonds Claim Administrator
    P.O. Box 24761
    West Palm Beach, FL 33416

    Email: Administrator@diamondsclassaction.com
    Tel: 1-800-760-5431 or if you are calling from overseas (612)-359-2002

    If you would like information regarding the Resellers class, contact the administrator at:
    Diamond Settlement Administrator:
    Diamonds Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 9432
    Minneapolis, MN 55440-9432

    Email: Administrator@diamondsclassaction.com
    Tel: 1-800-760-5431 or if you are calling from overseas (612)-359-2002

    If you would like information regarding the Consumers class, contact the administrator at:
    Diamond Settlement Administrator:
    Diamonds Settlement Administrator
    P.O. Box 9432
    Minneapolis, MN 55440-9432

    Email: Administrator@diamondsclassaction.com
    Tel: 1-800-760-5431 or if you are calling from overseas (612)-359-2002

  • Anonymous July 17, 2012

    Deon, you can call 1-800-572-3624 to talk to a live person about your claim.

  • Anonymous July 17, 2012

    Deon, you can call 1-800-572-3624 to talk to a live person about your claim.

  • Anonymous July 17, 2012

    Deon, I just spoke with a live person at that number Kay posted. Changed my address and verified my claim number. :D

  • Anonymous July 20, 2012

    When will we realize that we are not going to win the lottery when it comes to class actions. The only persons getting rich are the lawyers. I called months ago to enquire how the suit was progressing, spoke with a delightful young lady with boiler room noises in the background. Years ago I was invoved in a class action suit concerning house siding, received $1,000 to reside a 4600 sq ft house. I didn’t want to make money, just cover the cost of residing a 5 year old home. Remember: Only the Lawyers make money on these suits.

  • Anonymous July 22, 2012

    Just got check for $37.68 on a diamond claim of around $25,000. Linda is correct, the only individuals that got a payday in this class action was the attorneys involved…..as usual.

  • Anonymous July 24, 2012

    has this gone to court for administative accept or reject of claims?
    will the web site at debeers lawsuit give any more updates. we all know those saying they got checks are lying.

  • Anonymous July 26, 2012

    Just found this thread. I submitted my claim in ’08, have my claim #. Very interested to see what the settlement comes to. I will sit back and wait and probably forget about this until I stumble upon the paperwork again as I did this evening.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2012

    No checks have been sent out the lies has to stop or don’t post.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2012

    Why if you have enough money to buy 50,000 or even 25000 in diamonds would you be needing some little tiny check?? Dosent make any sense unless you really didnt buy that much in diamonds and are pulling a scam knowing they wont investigate your claims.. No one has 50,000 in diamonds then comes looking on here for a little tiny check… Go get a job would be the best way to earn a little income..

  • Anonymous July 29, 2012

    Just received a settlement check for $35 for $7000 loose diamond purchase

  • Anonymous July 31, 2012

    Please everyone – just work, volunteer, do something other then calling everyday checking on this check.

  • Anonymous July 31, 2012

    Per the administrator phone number no claims have been paid as yet.

  • Anonymous August 2, 2012

    checks are on way-never got mays check

  • Anonymous August 7, 2012

    When are they going to mail those checks out? This has been going on for years!

  • Anonymous August 8, 2012

    Got check finally all. $12.68 on around $7,000 diamond. Whata joke!!!!!!!!!!! Shouldn’t have wasted my time.

  • Anonymous August 8, 2012

    I am not sure that I understand all of this. I do know that it
    has been a long time since I joined the suit. I also know that someone is soaking up the funds by delaying the distribution of the settlement. What puzzles me is why people would take the time to lie about checks.
    Why not give us some credible feedback and specific dates when the funds will be distributed?

  • Anonymous August 9, 2012

    I have made this comment here before, but it was not published for some reason. I am a lawyer who also owns multiple jewelry retail units and wholesale manufacturing for others during the period in question with claims in the millions. I do not profess to know everything. However, legally the administrator needs to file a final audit with the court saying, here’s the claims, here’s the money available (after legal fees/costs, postage to send the $,etc.) and. most importantly for all of us, here’s how I propose to distribute it. That is then approved by the court in a hearing for distribution. Then the administrators are empowered (authorized) to send the checks. Until that is done, NO ONE, I repeat, NO ONE will get a dime. Any speculation until that time is wasted energy.

  • Anonymous August 9, 2012

    Also, when people say they know the funds are getting “soaked up” they are saying they really don’t know anything and are just venting. Yes, the administrator is getting paid to review claims and determine if they are valid, how much is to be paid, to whom. If you think this is an easy task, given that most consumers don’t keep good records or that in the case of some stores, the records may require audits or asking for more detail and compounded by the fact that this covered a 12 year period, you can see this is not an easy task.

  • Anonymous August 9, 2012

    Since the last claims were sent in 2008 they have had 4 years to review claims. True some people may not have good paperwork but if they can’t produce it— sorry.

    longer it drags out the less everyone gets.
    And they should have known the checks wouldn’t be coming out in couple of months.

  • Anonymous August 10, 2012

    I am a retired jewelry store owner who bought hundreds of thousands of diamonds during the allowable period for a claim. I am not getting my hopes up for a large check. My suggestion to all who bought as a consumer is to move on and not waste any more time on this. This is a typical class action suit…unless you suffered loss of life or limb …YOU LOOSE! I have no idea how many jewelers submitted claims but would love to know.

  • Anonymous August 10, 2012

    As an afterthought…Mark is the only one on here who is making any sense. No one has gotten a check yet.

  • Anonymous August 14, 2012

    Mark– you made comment before that you thought final approval was going to be sought in a few weeks. My question is the approval done behind closed doors or will we be able to seem somewhere where the court gives permission for administration?

  • Anonymous August 14, 2012

    I did receive additional paper work a few months back..Confirming what I had sent in back in 2008.No check as of today:(

  • Anonymous August 15, 2012

    here is some simple math to think about. we know they settled for $295 million. assuming 1/3 will be distributed to consumers after lawyers and fees leaves approx $98 million. divide $98 million by the number of claims and you’ll get an average pay-out per person. Lets say each claim is worth $2k per claim, that would be a total of 50,000 claims. do you think there are more then 50,000 individual claims or less?

  • Anonymous August 17, 2012

    Bernie madoff took the funds- no cash for settlement.
    just a joke hopefully.

  • Anonymous August 22, 2012

    Consumers not to get checks by end of year?
    Everyone should get a check at same time. Dealers will claim they got shorted and will try to get at the rest of money.

  • Anonymous August 22, 2012

    I received a request for additional documentation last week. I had totally forgotten about this until then. We have a claim in for over $100,000 in diamond purchases made during the allowable time, however, I am not deluding myself that we will be getting some windfall. Was told payments would be sent in the next month or two.

  • Anonymous August 27, 2012

    Rec’d check today. Live in DFW area. Claim total amount was around $15,000. Wife confiscated check for around $3,000.

  • Anonymous August 28, 2012

    Has anybody else received a check yet?

  • Anonymous August 28, 2012

    No checks have been mailed. I phoned the (800) number listed above today to check status and verify that my address was current. I was told no checks have been mailed and that they are still completing the final audits of claims. Anyone who claims they got a check is plain lying.

  • Anonymous August 29, 2012

    Thanks Adam.. whats the 800 #?

  • Anonymous August 29, 2012

    Clancy W: Were you asked for additional information for your claim? Did you send in proof originally? Just curious……. Was it a straight claim based on what you listed on paper?

  • Anonymous August 30, 2012

    I suppose we need to remember that the folks doing the paperwork are getting paid by the hour…. Still, in my mind I see a single employee, much resembling Bob Cratchit, as the sun rises over the horizon, sitting at an uncomfortable desk, bent over a single candle, hand writing each accounting of each claim in long hand, then preparing the check, again in long hand, walking it across an icy cold stone-floored room to an employer, much like Scrooge, and then standing there patiently until the employer acknowledges his presence and signs the single check a few hours later. The employee then waits for the Scrooge to also supply a single stamp, then places the check and a hand-written in long hand copy of the documentation in the envelope, again addressing the envelope in long hand and finally affixing the stamp to the envelope. By now, the sun has long ago set over the opposite horizon from when his day began. He trudges through the snow, wind and sleet, uphill to the post office where he deposits the single envelope then heads home to sleep for the day as tomorrow they have to rise early and do the same routine all over again. Who knows, maybe it will be yours or mine check that makes it to the mail the following day…. =])

  • Anonymous August 30, 2012

    From diamondclassaction.com:

    “UPDATED AUGUST 31, 2012

    The claims administration process for the Reseller Subclass claimants is complete, with the exception that the Settlement Administrator continues to investigate the claims of certain claimants who may have incorrectly filed as Direct Purchaser Class members when they are truly Reseller Subclass members. To prevent any delay in distributing payments to Authorized Reseller Claimants, while also planning for the contingency that these Direct Purchaser claims may be paid out of the Reseller Subclass Settlement Fund, we have instituted a two-step distribution.

    To that end, an Initial Distribution of the proceeds of the Reseller Subclass Net Settlement Fund were distributed to the Authorized Reseller Claimants by the Settlement Administrator on August 31, 2012. The remaining funds are anticipated to be distributed approximately 180 days later. “

  • Anonymous August 31, 2012

    —– Original Message —–

    At: Aug 31 2012 11:13:22

    If your claim is accepted, your payment amount will be based on several factors, including how much you paid, the quantity and quality of the diamonds you purchased, the amount of money that is available for your Class or Subclass, and how many Class Members file claims. Your Claim Form gives more information describing how your payment will be calculated. Additional details regarding how your payment will be calculated are found in Appendix B of the Long Form Notice.
    There is no way to tell Consumer Subclass Members how much, if any, they will receive from the settlement proceeds before the Claim Administrator has finished processing all consumer claims submitted. When the Claim Administrator receives your claim, it will first calculate the “recognized claim amount” for your purchases by applying a recognized claim percentage to the price(s) you paid for your diamond jewelry or loose diamond. This is done so that the claims of all Consumer Subclass members will be based on the wholesale value of the polished diamonds in the jewelry, and not on the value of the setting (gold, platinum and/or other precious or semi-precious stones) or the retailer’s mark-up. A more complete description of this process can be found in Appendix C to the Class Notice.
    Once all recognized claim amounts have been computed and verified, the distribution to all eligible claimants will be made pro rata. That means that each claimant’s payment will be calculated as a proportion of the total recognized claim amounts of all claims being paid. In the event that the total of the recognized claim amounts for all Consumer Subclass members is high, the actual payout of settlement proceeds to any eligible claimant will be less than the recognized claim amount of the claimant’s total purchases. No claimant will receive more than the total recognized claim amount for all the diamond jewelry or loose diamonds that he/she purchased.
    There is also the possibility that the pro rata computation for some claims will result in payments of under $10.00, which are too small to process because of the administrative cost of distributing checks. Those claimants will not receive any payment.

    Diamonds Claims Administrator

  • Anonymous September 21, 2012

    Jvc was saying dealers would get enough to take their staff out to lunch. Dealers–no comments on your small checks??

  • Anonymous September 25, 2012

    If there are any true…Authorized Reseller Claimants that received their checks reading this; was your check as expected; more or less. Would appreciate a response.

  • Anonymous October 3, 2012

    From a Reseller: Checks really disappointing because, as I understand it, there were Billions in qualified reseller claims sharing about 110 million in the reseller pool. We claimed 6 million + in approved (by the administrator) ) sales during the 12 years, of diamonds and diamond jewelry and got a check for slightly over 3000. That’s less than .0001 percent rebate. A little more than lunch, but not exactly a new car. Paid for the audit time of our controller and a few dinners, but nothing like we thought it would be on that amount.

  • Anonymous October 3, 2012

    Oh, and the check came the first week of September.
    If you are a reseller and you have not received your check, something is wrong and you should notify the administrator (Rust) online. They are very responsive to e-mails and will check for you asap. if you used a service like Class Action Refund or a company like that to fill out the easy forms -if you had the backup, like checks- (You were suckered into thinking you could not do it yourself?… Dumb..) then you need to check with the service provider because they have had your money now for a month or they did something wrong.

  • Anonymous October 6, 2012

    Mark, thank you much for your “reseller” response. In your comments you advised that: “you should notify the administrator (Rust) online.” I am assuming that is a reseller online contact; is there an online “comsumer” contact/address that you are aware? I would also appreciate a response from anyone whom might know of a contact that knows more than official website publishes.

  • Anonymous October 8, 2012

    Anhcim- when you said next distrubtion in 180 days- were you referring to rest of dealers money or is that the time you believe consumers will get their checks. Also anyone actually knowing ball park number of consumers in class.

  • Anonymous October 8, 2012

    Sorry to be redundant, but are the individuals like me ever going to get a check?

  • Anonymous October 10, 2012

    Time to pay up !!!

  • Anonymous October 16, 2012

    According to the girl I spoke to at the claims 800# the consumer won’t see their checks til Dec or Jan. Sad this is being handled so poorly. Don’t expect much if anything at this rate.

  • Anonymous November 3, 2012

    If the checks are coming in dec then debeers site should be updating where they went to court for approval of consumer class. They really don’t care about the consumers just their cut of the money.

  • Anonymous November 3, 2012

    This lawyer Mark who says the resellers got litlel to nothing is very wrong. According to media reports most received 5 digit refunds and alot got 6 digit refunds. They where “stunned” about how much they got. There where also only a little over 1400 claims approved for them so you do the math. Get your facts correct other Mark as you are telling people WRONG info…….

  • Anonymous November 5, 2012

    Why is consumer class taken so long ? Holding our portion until dealers get more money?

  • Anonymous November 9, 2012

    My claim was for $8,000. Not going to count my chickens before they hatch – but would be nice to get something. Would be nicer yet if we got the money before Christmas – I’d go buy me a nice diamond!

  • Anonymous November 14, 2012

    My claim was for $17,000. If and when I get a check I will post the amount I received.

  • Anonymous November 21, 2012

    @ Mark – any links to the media reports you’re referring too?

  • Anonymous November 30, 2012

    The retail jewelry store I work for received their check in October so they are on thre way!

  • Anonymous December 1, 2012

    so if i like my con filed only for a purchase of 400.00 we can expect nothing back, right? sucks I am sure some people w dishonest and will get something for time dishostety 400 purchase is not a lot but, over paid is over paid

  • Anonymous December 4, 2012

    Any new news?

  • Anonymous December 6, 2012

    just told no dates for checks and no amounts either. told same old thing to check update which never changes.rip-off time

  • Anonymous December 6, 2012

    Found this article. I think its the one Mark is referring too.

    http://www.jckonline.com/blogs/cutting-remarks/2012/09/06/surprise-people-are-happy-their-de-beers-class-action-checks

  • Anonymous December 6, 2012

    Just called to confirm my address and claim number. All was good.

    Call me crazy, but if I get 1%, I’d be happy. But I’d love a surprise on the upside.

  • Ro January 3, 2013

    From what I can ascertain from postings….I do not think we can have any kind of an educated guess unless we know the number of approved claims in our respective class. This may be incorrect, but, do take a minute and peruse the following from another poster:

    https://diamondsclassaction.com/pdfs/Consumer-ResellerNotice.pdf

    Examples:

    Mixed Stones Jewelry – Less than $200 – 6% of the retail price
    Mixed Stones Jewelry – More than $200 – 14.5% of the retail price

    Diamonds Only Jewelry – Less than $200 – 10.5% of the retail price
    Diamonds Only Jewelry – $10,000 or more – 45% of the retail price

    Loose Diamonds – Any Amount – 59% of the retail price
    That’s not the amount you’ll get back, that’s the adjustment they’ll make to see what _share_ of the pie you get.

    So, if there were $1,000 to be divided (just to make up #s), and the only people in the class were person A who bought a $10k diamond ring and person B who bought a $5000 loose diamond, then:
    Person A: $10k *.45 = 4500 “points”
    Person B: $5k *.59 = 2950 “points”
    Total = 7450 “points”
    $1000/7450 = $0.134/point
    Person A gets 4500*.134 = $604
    Person B gets 2950*.134 = $396

  • Stu January 3, 2013

    Where does one file a change of address?

  • Chris January 6, 2013

    Thanks for the info Adam (comment 103). How did you get a live voice on the phone? I have been trying for a couple of months to confirm my address change I submitted two years ago…

  • SheShe January 7, 2013

    EVERYBODY. CONTINUE ON WITH YR DAILY LIVES. DON’T WAIT. DON’T ANTICIPATE. WELL. SEE WHAT GOD BLESS US WITH. WHAT EVER IT IS IT WAS MORE THEN WHAT WE HAD. AND WE WILL NOT B DISAPOINTED. BE BLESSED EVERY ONE.

  • Darlene January 7, 2013

    Can you tell me what number you called to change your address. I wrote them – heard nothing – emailed – heard nothing – just want to know they have my address. Do you have a email address also. Thank you

  • Chris January 7, 2013

    The number to get a live voice is (866) 898-5106.

  • Chris January 7, 2013

    Disregard my previous post…that number was for the Authorized Resellers claimants to get a live voice.

    The number for the consumer subclass is (800) 572-3624

  • Chris January 7, 2013

    Update:
    The claims administrator has conducted a final audit of all of the claims. Checks should be mailed in the next 3 to 4 months. The representative could not tell me how many claims were valid of anything of that nature.

  • what January 8, 2013

    3-4 months??? hopefully 3-4 weeks

  • Melissa January 10, 2013

    I’m confused why the dealers got paid first… isn’t it the consumer who ultimately got screwed?

  • Chris January 14, 2013

    To Melissa: I am thinking the dealers got paid first because there was a substantially smaller volume of them. They were also paid from a separate fund.

    To What: I had hoped I would have my check by now, but both of the reps I talked to on the phone said three-to-four months. It may be that the final audit is complete and that is how long it will take for the court to approve. Who knows. I am am reasonably certain I won’t have my check by mid-February.

  • Dolores January 15, 2013

    When I sent in my initial claim I was told they may come back to me for document and/or receipt verification at a later date. How can the audit be complete if they don’t have all of the verifications? I have all receipts and diamond documents to provide. Has anyone else here been contacted to provide this documentation?

  • Melissa January 15, 2013

    Dolores: I haven’t been asked for any documentation but I believe only people with larger claims were POSSIBLY going to have to provide proof of purchase. My smaller claim didn’t require anything although I too have it in an envelope waiting just in case I’m asked.

  • Paul January 16, 2013

    I’ve been following this update for several months. I’ve created an Excel spreadsheet of all the “numbers” (i.e., dollars and claims) that I could find.

    Total settlement: $295,000,000.00 when subdivided into certified classes:
    - Direct Purchaser – $22,500,000.00
    - Indirect Purchaser – $272,500,000.00 when subdivided between Resellers and Consumers:
    – Resellers – $110,806,385.50
    – Consumers – $161,693,614.50

    # Bonafide Resellers Claims: 6,190
    # Bonafide Consumers Claims: (unknown at this time)

    Court authorizes payment Total
    $33,648.17 – Rust for claims administration fees and expenses incurred and outstanding to date
    $92.52 – payment of future claims administration expenses that Rust and class counsel reasonably expect will he incurred in connection with administerinu Reseller Subclass member claims.
    $5,938.04 – payment of accounting/tax return preparation services related to the escrow account holding the Reseller
    $403,994.93 – reimbursement of expenses incurred for Class Counsel

  • Tuna January 16, 2013

    So just a casual poll – how many of you are loose diamond purchasers ?

  • dale dean January 17, 2013

    just spoke with administrador ….all audits are done and checks will start going out feb 1st

  • DAG January 25, 2013

    If the audits are done, how many consumer claimants are there?

  • Mary February 4, 2013

    Just spoke to a woman at the 800-572-3624 number and she verified all my information and gave the same answer, “Early 2013″ I told her that was ridiculous and she agreed, however I’m sure that she’s paid to agree!

  • Judy February 4, 2013

    Why are the dealers in on this suit, they up the price 300% over there cost. I worked for a jewelry store and that’s how they priced items. Where is their loss, and they get there money first.

  • marko February 6, 2013

    I heard that all consumer payments would be sent by the end of February 2013.

  • Pauline Sutor February 13, 2013

    I am not sure why I need to read all the comments posted, I just want to receive my check.
    Thank You,

  • Dan February 28, 2013

    This sight just makes me mad. The comments make me think my check is on the way, but still no check!! When will they be sent!?!

  • Sherry in MN February 28, 2013

    I have filed my complaint regarding Rust Consulting with the Minnesota Attorney General. I recommend that others do the same. To talk to a live person at Diamond Class Action, the number to call is 1-800-572-3624.

    Good luck to everyone.

  • TEMY March 1, 2013

    I emailed the Administrator earlier this week and they actually responded, but it was the same song and dance that’s on their website–”checks will be going out in early 2013″. As far as I’m concerned, the end of March is the end of “early” 2013, so we wait…

  • jtom March 15, 2013

    The 3/15 update says “within a few months,” same as the update a few months ago. Who’s getting the interest on all this money?

  • TEMY March 16, 2013

    Yes, “whose getting the interest”? Most likely the lawyers. The first ones paid are the ones that purchased wholesale and increased the prices by 300% to those that will be paid last, consumers. The consumer is always on the losing end.

  • Rick March 18, 2013

    And who among us will really be surprised when it drags out for years to come?

  • jtom March 19, 2013

    It’s time for me to revise my will. Do I bequeath my share to someone, or is there a beneficiary form? I figure I’ve only got another 25 years, max.
    (tongue in cheek, of course)

  • Marko March 22, 2013

    Lasts Dec 2012 I asked the CA when payments to the consumer class would go out and the CA replied in the new few months. This latest March 2013 update says payments to the Reseller Subclass Net Settlement Fund were just sent and that payments to other subclasses would go out in the next few months. So I guess the CA lied to me in Dec 2012 because Consumer payments should have gone out this last round. How many more times are Consumers going to be bypassed for other sub classes?

  • Joan March 26, 2013

    I need this money right now. Was told yesterday I will not have my job after May 31,

  • honny bobo April 7, 2013

    think of all the money that might be left over from people that have moved and or died or moved over seas gone to jail or what ever

  • jtom April 10, 2013

    Just figured my taxes. Ugh. Sure could use this settlement money.
    Ever notice that us consumers are always left on the short-end of the stick when it comes to money? How long would Uncle Sam wait for our taxes? When you have a credit at a store, utility, or credit card company, it always takes, “one to two billing cycles” for reimbursement, but you get hit with late fees and interest if you don’t pay them within ten business days of the billing.. One major question: if you owed these attorneys money for their service, how many years would they wait before turning it into a lawsuit?
    I have no heirs. When I die, I plan to die broke, with my credit cards maxed out, owing an attorney, and my check to the IRS bouncing.

  • shirl April 19, 2013

    i called on april 12, he told me that the checks would be coming out in a few months. i couldn’t pin him down but he intimated that it could take as long as a year.

  • Ruby April 19, 2013

    Check this out; sounds like they have to start recalculating everything to me. Another 5 years? This website is a waste. I found this actual “update” elsewhere. This website hasn’t been updated for a year with anything other than those of us giving input.

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:30

    De Beers Diamond Settlement Update: Distribution of Consumer Payments Approved
    By Mike Holter

    A New Jersey federal judge has authorized distribution of the $295 million De Beers class action settlement to consumers who filed valid claims, according to court documents filed yesterday.In his April 9 order, U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler said all claims filed by Consumer Subclass Members after the claims filing deadline of May 19, 2008, but on or before March 1, 2013, will be accepted and eligible for payment, provided their claims are approved.
    Judge Chesler also approved the administrative recommendations of the claims administrator, Rust Consulting, concerning the rejection of deficient and ineligible claims, finding Rust offered claimants “reasonable notice of claim deficiencies and an opportunity to cure them.”The current net balance of the De Beers Consumer Subclass Settlement Fund is just under $107.9 million, after Judge Chesler’s approved payments to the settlement administrator.Chesler also approved Rust’s recommendation to reserve from the De Beers Consumer Settlement Fund the sum of $18,075 for “future unanticipated contingencies, including for payment claimants who come forward and provide good cause as to why their previously rejected claim should be paid.”The De Beers Diamond Class Action Lawsuit Settlement case is Shawn Sullivan, et al. v. DB Investments Inc., Case No. 04-cv-2819 (SRC), U.S. District Court, New Jersey.

  • diane madison April 20, 2013

    i want to on went is my check come you in jan in

  • sad April 22, 2013

    Ruby, this is only a comment board and one of many on the subjuct (and otheres). Learn to use the search engine… you will find http://www.topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/3074-update-debeers-diamond-settlement-checks-for-consumers-close which has LOS more info, or man up and do the research and contact teh CA yourself, like many of us do to help others. I got some cheese for your wine…

  • sad April 22, 2013

    RE”#138 diane madison 2013-04-20 16:46
    i want to on went is my check come you in jan in”

    WHAT???? my seeing-device fell out and this makes no sense…

  • sad April 22, 2013

    there is 107+ million to be distributed to consumers BUT htere is over 2 billion in claims (cause our attorneys sold out the consumers)) swo you can use the calculations given in teh claim form, then expect 5.35% of that amount. and Rust said in a BBB complaint to expect payments in about 3 weeks after they sent there paperwork to the court, which they did, weeks ago, so it should be soon that IF you get a check, it will be here or you get a letter saying you don’t get a check due to De Minis ( pro rata put your heck at $10 or under) OR you didn’t respond to their letter asking for proof of claim. and No, the CA ( claims administrator has not updated the OFFICIAlL diamondclassaction.com web site yet saying anything

  • thomas e April 22, 2013

    What a fucking joke, the administrators dont return email request s for updates and drag their feet to payout,thr ciurts let them do this. We all need to contact the ckury thay issued the ruling and have them put a foot in the adminstratots ass. Alk the time they had this shit and couldn’t do audits then? Pure bullshit!!

  • ed swain April 22, 2013

    Who is the /claims administrator?Does he answer to anyone?If so he or she should have been fired along time ago!Thereis no excuse for this going on month after month.

  • ummm May 7, 2013

    Latest document history from PACER. (if judge signed order on motion to disburse, it was not filed yet…)

    2:04-cv-02819-SRC-MAS SULLIVAN et al v. DB INVESTMENTS, INC. et al
    Stanley R. Chesler, presiding
    M. A. Shipp, referral
    Date filed: 06/14/2004
    Date terminated: 05/27/2008
    Date of last filing: 04/09/2013

    History

    Doc.
    No. Dates Description

    Filed: 04/09/2013
    Entered: 04/10/2013
    Set/Reset Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings
    447
    Filed & Entered: 04/09/2013
    Motion for Disbursement of Funds

  • Mohan May 15, 2013

    Are checks going out or not? I’m a little confused. I received an email from the administrator that checks were supposed to be mailed in February 2013. I have yet to receive anything.

  • Kim June 10, 2013

    Received check today for $708. Submitted $80 k in claims.

  • Mary M-S June 10, 2013

    I received my check today for $185.83 for claim of $19,600 diamond ring.

  • Jay June 10, 2013

    I really wasn’t hopeful to receive anything and I wouldn’t begin to guess what cosmic formula was used….but the check I received today was for $123.55 on a $5995 purchase. I hope this helps.

  • jim June 10, 2013

    Received my check today for $5,000.00 in diamonds that had been purchased and my check was for $50.97. What a joke, like always the CONSUMER gets screwed . So people don’t count on a check to take a vacation on or go shopping.

  • Charles June 10, 2013

    Submitted a claim for a 12k engagement ring and a few other very small diamond purchases…actually it’s been almost 10 years so I forget the actual total but definitely under 13k…I received a settlement check today for $241.00…not life changing money, but certainly worth the few minutes it took to find receipts and fill out paperwork…It’d been so long that I’d about given up hope on getting anything so it was a pleasant surprise…hope this helps those yet to receive payments an idea of about what to expect…the dialogue on this website has been helpful throughout this process so thanks to those who put this together to keep us informed…cheers

  • Mary M-S June 10, 2013

    Sorry, I need to correct the cost of diamond ring was, $17,500, not $19,600, I found my original copy of claim. So it’s about 1% that I received.

  • Cindy June 10, 2013

    Received my check today. Ain’t sad or happy and at this point just glad it’s over with. $1,855.44 submitted over $100 k of mostly large diamonds. Ya’ll take care and enjoy your money.

  • Mandi June 10, 2013

    I received a check for $57, and I or my husband never “submitted” a claim!! So why we’re we sent a check ?? Is this a scam????

  • Ulev June 10, 2013

    Just rec’d a check for $ 1K for $45K in diamond purchases….
    This a JOKE ! The retailers rec’d thousands, the lawyers millions, and the consumer….
    Gets the crumbs, this is the “land of the brave”…

  • Scott Hardy June 11, 2013

    Got my check today. $500 and change on almost $30K in diamond purchases (sent in appraisal documentation.) As you may know I’m in Phoenix, AZ. A lot less than hoped for, but, free money is GOOD! :)

  • EJ June 11, 2013

    I dont remember filing a claim, got a check today for $249.10 from Huntington Bank. Check from Diamonds Claim Administrator; is this legit?

  • Deborah Brinks June 11, 2013

    I have moved since I filed my claim…WHO do I notify to have my address updated??

  • honny bobo June 11, 2013

    $4200. im a happy camper

  • Lynn L. Sowinski June 11, 2013

    I received my check yesterday for $138.82. Not a windfall, but better than nothing. It would be better to be a retailer. They charged the customer for the increase and then got more money back from the settlement. Not a bad deal.

  • Carol W June 11, 2013

    I received my check today for $583. on 25k-30k worth of diamonds bought. I had forgotten about it so I’m happy with it.

  • A-G June 11, 2013

    Received a check yesterday on this long forgotten action and had to research along the “is this a scam” angle. OK, it is not. Let me provide a Reality Check to interpreting the check you received. Buying a “normal” collegeguy-can-about-afford-it ring at $ 5,300 almost a decade ago netted me $ 85. That will at least pay some into a nice anniversary dinner I guess.

  • Tom June 11, 2013

    My settlement check on a 4K purchase is almost enough for a tank of gas. I am sure the lawyers made out a little better than that.

  • charlie June 11, 2013

    Boy are we getting screwed with are pants up i filed my claim in 2007 filled out paper work according to their chart i purchased 10,000.00 in diamonds and was to recieve 2900.00 back just recieved my check what a joke its sad 177.04 wheres my interest after all these years oh but the best part is they paid the retail store on 5000.00 purchase 90% back something wrong with this picture

  • Angel June 12, 2013

    MY CHECK CAME TODAY. CLAIM $3000. GOT $37.33 THANKFUL FOR THAT. JUST GLAD IT’S OVER.

  • Shirley June 12, 2013

    During the time period covered, I happened to purchase quite a few diamonds. According to their payout description I should have received thousands. I claimed over $17,344 worth and received a check for a puny $328 after 5 1/2 years of waiting. What boggles my mind is this – if I overpaid the jewelry store when I bought them, why were they the first to get not only 1 but a 2nd reimbursement check? Seems they already got overpaid once when I overpaid them. Consumers get the shaft in class-actions suits. It is all about the lawyers.

  • notveryhappy June 12, 2013

    After the total joke of the settlement for consumers, I will never purchase another diamond in my life and will tell everyone I know the bend over we all took.

  • Carol June 12, 2013

    I got my check yesterday. I had 8K in large diamonds, not tiny ones. 4 diamonds total, so you know the size. My check was for 191.77. I believe they did their calculations on diamond size and whether the jewelry was all diamond or other stones in it.

  • Bonnie Gehrman June 13, 2013

    How do I change my address for the settlement

  • Jewls June 13, 2013

    I filed 6 claims with the total over 40k, I received 400.00 when I did the math calculations from their chart- I should have received more zeros’- another class action claim where ONLY the attorneys win big! They use consumers as a bait to reel in THEIR big fish! Honestly- it’s time some savy law firm takes this group of thiefs down and force them to pay the consumers what they told the judge – instead , they mislead all of use – if anyone knows of a law firm they should consult them and lets all join together and get what was promised !

  • Laura June 13, 2013

    I received my check yesterday ($918.75). Took it to the bank to deposit it, and my bank put a 10 day hold on the funds. Per the bank – there is a flag in their system that the checks are not being funded (i.e. they are no good). Anyone else have that problem?

  • David June 13, 2013

    Got check and thought I might could take an extra Vacation, til I opened it, Claim $6000 Diamond only ring, Settlement check $123.67 about 2%! What a ripoff, the retailers should have to refund us their part of the Settlement also.

  • Kurt June 14, 2013

    What a ripoff!!! I purchased loose diamonds worth $8,800. According to the chart I should have received 59% of that or about $5,200. I got my settlement check yesterday for $280. Time for another lawsuit!

  • Johnny June 15, 2013

    To Laura #170, I also received a check and deposited to my account. The bank put a fraud alert on the check as it appears their account has been frozen and does not allow the pay out of the checks they submitted…? So ,same experience as yours….

  • jason June 16, 2013

    $5000 claim…just received a $171.94 check. Have not tried to cash it yet. I have read through all these posts and conclude that there was no equation or chart used to decide how much they would return. Some have claimed more and received less and vice verse.

  • charlie June 17, 2013

    Out of town for 2 wks. Will pick up mail tomorrow. Hope there is a ck. in it. If not, life goes on. I guess y’all want me to post the surprise that I may get.

  • Bob June 17, 2013

    The Consumer Claim Form, which was required to be complete and postmarked on or before May 19, 2008, states in Part II – Computation of Your Claim (p.2), “if your claim is for one engagement ring that cost $2,000, your Recognized Claim Amount is $640.” That is, at least, misleading. Who is directly accountable for this unethical bad-practice?

  • Bob June 17, 2013

    If Sullivan, et. al. have any sense of responsibility to those they represent, there needs to be a full disclosure of the apparent discrepancies in the accounting of claims payment from this settlement.

  • Whit June 17, 2013

    I filled out the claim form years ago and just forgot about it. $6000 for my engagement ring and band and I recieved a check for $68.05. Has anyone had problems with this check clearing?

  • Whit June 17, 2013

    Seems to me that their calculations for the refunds was way off! I’m seeing people post the same or lower amount as I did and getting a high.er refund than I did. How does that work?! I smell a rat

  • Big Al June 17, 2013

    Does anyone know of a site where you can enter your claim number to see if you got a check? I’ve moved several times since I filed…

  • charlie June 17, 2013

    After reading the latest comments, I wasn’t surprised when I opened the envelop to find a small check. $219.09 on a $10,000 diamond ring and a $2,500 diamond bracelet (are those out of style in this day and time?). Oh well, its better than nothing.

  • JH from TX June 19, 2013

    Was on hold for 10 minutes then got transferred to a voicemail box, and I left a lengthy message that I need assistance. I’m pretty sure my next step will be the office of the attorney general for the state of texas….

  • leftworkearly June 20, 2013

    received my $715 check today.. went to Bank of America to cash it. A message appeared on the teller’s screen that said the check would likely be returned unpaid. I had to deposit it instead with a 9 day hold….WTF?????????

    anyone else have this happen to them?

  • Lisa K June 20, 2013

    I received a check in the mail today as well… I went a head and called Huntington Bank to verify that this check was legit and that funds are actually in that account that they check was cut from. The teller I spoke with seemed like she has had allot of calls on this… but did verify that my check was legit and the funds are in the account to cover my check. Anyways, thought I would share to give ease to the ones who are concerned.

  • Laura June 20, 2013

    To: #183 leftworkearly
    I experienced the same thing at my bank, and they told me what your bank told you. My 9 day hold is up tomorrow…

  • Laura June 24, 2013

    My bank released the funds today :)

  • lavon t rogers July 19, 2013

    I file two times I have not received anything

  • Bob July 29, 2013

    Shame the comments have stopped … Probably what Sullivan, et. al. expected … Does anyone know how a full disclosure of the practices of this lawsuit can be had? … Do we all simply give in to the unethical status quo that envelopes the legal profession in our U.S.? I think Sullivan, et. al. bets their souls that we do.

  • Bob July 29, 2013

    Shame the comments have stopped … Probably what Sullivan, et. al. expected … Does anyone know how a full disclosure of the practices of this lawsuit can be had? … Do we all simply give in to the unethical status quo that envelopes the legal profession in our U.S.? I think Sullivan, et. al. bets their souls that we do.

  • Bob July 29, 2013

    Shame the comments have stopped … Probably what Sullivan, et. al. expected … Does anyone know how a full disclosure of the practices of this lawsuit can be had? … Do we all simply give in to the unethical status quo that envelopes the legal profession in our U.S.? I think Sullivan, et. al. bets their souls that we do.

  • Bob July 29, 2013

    Shame the comments have stopped … Probably what Sullivan, et. al. expected … Does anyone know how a full disclosure of the practices of this lawsuit can be had? … Do we all simply give in to the unethical status quo that envelopes the legal profession in our U.S.? I think Sullivan, et. al. bets their souls that we do.

  • Bob July 29, 2013

    Shame the comments have stopped … Probably what Sullivan, et. al. expected … Does anyone know how a full disclosure of the practices of this lawsuit can be had? … Do we all simply give in to the unethical status quo that envelopes the legal profession in our U.S.? I think Sullivan, et. al. bets their souls that we do.

  • Michelle August 2, 2013

    Really getting ticked. I sent in a request for change of address 10 weeks ago. I was told my check would be held up, but it would be processed within 4-6 weeks. So, 10 weeks and counting and still no check. I have called numerous times and keep getting the run around. I just got off the phone and was told it would be another 4-6 weeks! Any suggestions on what to do next??

  • tax question August 8, 2013

    Is the settlement taxable for re-sellers or wholesalers.
    It seems like it may be if they issue a 1099

  • Kristi September 8, 2013

    I received a check today and don’t recall anything about this.

  • Janice September 10, 2013

    I just got my check yesterday… Much smaller than anticipated…oh well

  • Phoenix October 6, 2013

    When I filled out the form several years ago, I lived in MD. I forgot all about it but somehow they found me and sent me a check to my current address. It was a nice surprise !

  • Phoenix October 6, 2013

    It depends on your relationship with your bank. My credit union has no problem gives me the money immediately without any issue

  • Brenda Sabo October 29, 2013

    I work south of the Arizona Border. I received my check to late, voided. Who do I contact to have a new check reissued??

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