Re: Infant Formula Class Action Settlement?
Calvin R. Kretsinger (kretsinger@SOCKETS.NET)
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 15:51:23 -0800
Ed Darrell wrote:
> HELP! My wife's firm got a fax with this information on it, this morning.
> Is it accurate? Has anyone heard about a settlement against Similac and
> Enfamil? I checked my news sources and found a story about a class action on
> price fixing against these companies, but only for residents of Tennessee.
> IS THIS AN URBAN HOAX?
> Here is the text of the fax:
> ATTENTION PARENTS!!
> If your child was born between 1980 and 1991, they are eligible to receive a
> settlement of $1,400.00/child from the Similac/Enfamil Corporation.
> Emfamil and Similac were not approved by the FDA during those years. You may
> contact the Corporation at:
> Settlement Administration
> P.O. Box 1602
> Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-602 [there is a digit missing here]
> Attn: Infant Enfamil/Similac-1602
> Correspondence must be postmarked by December 13, 1996
> Items which must be sent with your correspondence:
> * Self-addressed Stamped Envelope
> * Copy of the Child's/Children's Birth Certificate
> * Copy of the Child'/Children's Social Security Number (Card)
> Correspondence must be postmarked by Decmeber 13, 1996
> [END FAX]
> The Tennessee case is for kids born between Jan. 1, 1980 and Dec. 31, 1992.
> There is a toll-free number for that case, which does not work from our
> Dallas-area phones (does it work only in Tennessee?): Class Action Claims
> Administration, 800/585-1151.
> Any information appreciated.
> Ed Darrell
> Duncanville, Texas
> (Pack 355 COR)
I heard on the news this morning that this an actual lawsuit, but some
are using it for fraud. Apparently they are contacting people and
soliciting a fee to be included in the settlement. The acutal
settlement, if one is made, might only amount to $5 per family. The
warning is to watch out for those doing the fradulent solicitation.
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