Thread: I just got this email....
10-01-2008, 09:52 PM #1
I just got this email....
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I just got this.Is this legit?
If you purchased a replacement power adapter for certain Apple PowerBook or iBook computers,
you could be entitled to benefits from a class action settlement.
A settlement of a class action lawsuit affects you if you purchased an Apple PowerBook or iBook computer for which the replacement power adapter was the Apple Portable Power Adapter — 65W (“Subject Computer”) and subsequently purchased a Replacement Adapter for the Subject Computer due to failure of the Adapter included with or sold for the Subject Computer. A list of the Subject Computers (Exhibit 1) is available on the Internet at Gordon v. Apple Computer, Inc. - Home Page or by calling 1-888-539-5706 to request the full notice package. The settlement will provide a cash payment to United States residents who purchased a Subject Computer and paid for a Replacement Adapter covered by the settlement within the first three years following the initial retail purchase of the Subject Computer. If you qualify, you may send in a Claim Form to ask for payment, or you can exclude yourself from the settlement, or object. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California authorized this Notice. The Court will have a hearing to consider whether to approve the settlement, so that the benefits may be paid.
Why is this Notice being Published Again?
If you previously received or reviewed a notice relating to replacement power adapters for certain Apple PowerBook and iBook computers, please do not disregard this Notice. Additional computers covered by the settlement have been added since the previous notice. Consult the list of Subject Computers (Exhibit 1) available on the Internet at Gordon v. Apple Computer, Inc. - Home Page or by calling 1-888-539-5706 to request the full notice package, to see whether your computer is now included in the settlement.
If you have already submitted a claim, request for exclusion or objection in response to the prior notice, you do NOT need to do so again.
Purchasers of an Apple PowerBook or iBook computer listed on Exhibit 1. Exhibit 1 is available on the Internet at Gordon v. Apple Computer, Inc. - Home Page or by calling 1-888-539-5706 to request the full notice package. You’re a “Class Member” if you are a United States resident who purchased in the United States an Apple PowerBook or iBook computer listed on Exhibit 1 for your own use and not for resale.
What’s this About?
The lawsuit claimed that the Adapter included with or sold for the Subject Computers is defective in that it allegedly “dangerously frays, sparks and prematurely fails to work.” Apple denies all allegations and has asserted many defenses. Apple is entering into this settlement to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The settlement is not an admission of wrong-doing.
What can you Get from the Settlement?
Apple has agreed to provide a cash payment to Class Members who purchased a Replacement Adapter due to the failure of the Adapter included with or sold for a Subject Computer covered by the settlement and who send in a valid Claim Form. For failures within the first year following the initial retail purchase of the Subject Computer, the settlement requires that you attempted to have the failed Adapter replaced or repaired under warranty by Apple and such request was denied by Apple for a reason other than user abuse.
The settlement provides for different cash payments depending on when the Adapter included with or sold for your Subject Computer failed.
The settlement only applies to a Replacement Adapter purchased during the first three years following the initial retail purchase of the Subject Computer, and before May 31, 2009. Cash payment amounts are as follows:
YEAR OF FAILURE OF ADAPTER CASH PAYMENT AMOUNT
YEAR 1 THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID FOR THE REPLACEMENT ADAPTER
(EXCLUDING TAX & SHIPPING) UP TO $79
YEAR 2 $40
YEAR 3 $25
There is a limit of one cash payment per Subject Computer.
How do you Get a Payment?
A detailed notice and Claim Form package contains everything you need. Just call 1-888-539-5706 or go to Gordon v. Apple Computer, Inc. - Home Page to get one.
If you purchased a Replacement Adapter as described herein on or before October 14, 2008, you must mail the Claim Form postmarked on or before February 11, 2009. If you purchased a Replacement Adapter as described herein after October 14, 2008, you must mail the Claim Form postmarked on or before the earlier of 120 days after the date the Adapter failure occurred, or by May 31, 2009.
NOTE: If you have already submitted a claim in response to the prior notice related to replacement adapters for certain Apple PowerBook and iBook computers, you do NOT need to re-submit the claim.
What are your Options?
If you don’t want a payment and you don’t want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must postmark your request to exclude yourself by December 1, 2008, or you won’t be able to sue, or continue to sue, Apple about the legal claims in this case. If you exclude yourself, you can’t get a payment from this settlement.
If you stay in the Class, you may object to the settlement. Objections must be received by December 1, 2008.
NOTE: If you have already submitted an exclusion request or objection in response to the prior notice related to replacement adapters for certain Apple PowerBook and iBook computers, you do NOT need to do so again.
The detailed notice describes how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing in this case (Gordon v. Apple Computer, Inc., Case No. 5:06-cv-05358) on December 15, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. to consider whether to approve (1) the settlement and (2) attorneys’ fees and expenses of $849,500 and a service payment to Plaintiff of $500. You may appear at the hearing, but you don’t have to. To obtain a full notice and Claim Form, go to Gordon v. Apple Computer, Inc. - Home Page or call toll free 1-888-539-5706. For more details, go to Gordon v. Apple Computer, Inc. - Home Page or write to Helen Zeldes, Esq., 249 S. Highway 101, #370, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
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10-01-2008, 09:56 PM #2
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Just look on it as ambulance chasers!
Like the bit about the $849,500 lawyers fees. If you did not buy the replacement part just ignore.
10-01-2008, 10:25 PM #3
Yeah class action suits help the scum lawyers, and no one else. I file this stuff in the trash.
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