Want $20 back on those cd's (Settlement)

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  1. Jerry Klawiter

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    Did you purchase any music between 1995 and 2000?
    (Did you purchase a Music Product, defined as a prerecorded compact disc, a cassette or a vinyl album)? If so, you're eligible for a settlement of $5-$20 from the music companies as part of a class-action lawsuit.
    Here is the link for more information or to file a claim.
    The claim is very easy.
    As of yesterday our local CBS radio station had one of the men in charge to handling the claims, He said, at this time fewer then 30,000 people have filed.
    So at this time everyone will get the $20 max.
    The claim must be made prior to March 03
    http://www.musiccdsettlement.com/english/default.htm
     
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    I filed a claim. It's been at least a couple of years since I last bought a CD but with the date going back to '95 there's no telling how many I bought back then.
     
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    When this was posted earlier, I filed a claim for myself (I have to remind my family members). With so few people making claims at this point, maybe we will see some money. I have a sneaking suspiciion though, that as we get closer to the deadline more and more news agencies will run reports on the settlement and how to cash in, resulting in zero dollars for anyone.

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    Agreed, I live in Minnesota home of the firm that is taking the claims feel that everyone should get some cash,
    The max is $20 and it would take a ton of people just to drop that to the min of $5 each.
    Anything less then $5 they say just is not cost effective to cut and mail all those checks.
    That is why at that time the cash portion of the settlement would just go to charity.
    Minor children within your home can also file a claim.
     
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    I deserve a few more zeroes...[​IMG]
     
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    Is that site really legitimate? It wouldn't just be someone trying to collect names and email addresses and the last bits of your social security numbers, would it?
     
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    There are ads in major magazines with the same info.

    BL
     
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    Yes, it's legitimate. [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you Jerry.
    They will be happy to know they will get their money right back!
     
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    While I did just fill out all of the information, this almost reminds me of the Milli Vanilli deal...If you recall, if you were pissed over what happened Arista would refund you $2.00 for the tape or CD. Luckily I didn't have to claim that because I didn't buy into them to begin with.

    But, on the other hand, being a DJ both in clubs and mobile stuff, a $20 settlement on the 1000's of CD's that I have had to purchase isn't nearly enough.
     
  11. Jerry Klawiter

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    The SETTLEMENT APPROVED!
    http://www.musiccdsettlement.com/english/default.htm
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    Looks like we get something back.
    Update – July 9, 2003
    ** SETTLEMENT APPROVED ***
    To receive any reimbursement under these settlements, you must have mailed or filed a claim on-line with the Settlement Administrator. The Court approved deadline for submitting a claim for reimbursement under the settlements has now passed.
    The Final Settlement Hearing was held on May 22, 2003, and the Settlement was approved on June 13, 2003. You can view the Judge's order by clicking here.
    http://www.musiccdsettlement.com/english/donspccaf.pdf
    An Order Regarding Claims was issued on July 2, 2003. To view the Order Regarding Claims, click here.
    http://www.musiccdsettlement.com/eng...dingclaims.pdf
    The Final Judgment and Order was issued on July 9, 2003. To view the Final Judgment and Order, click here.
    http://www.musiccdsettlement.com/eng...gmentorder.pdf
    A cash settlement will be available for consumers that have submitted valid claim forms by mail or filed valid claims online. We are currently processing and validating the claims received. Until this process is completed, we are unable to determine the individual reimbursement amount. If you are eligible, the amount of your refund will depend upon the number of valid claims filed. Absent the filing of an appeal, it is anticipated that reimbursement checks will be mailed in late-summer or early-fall 2003. If you filed a claim that has been deemed ineligible or incomplete, notification will be mailed to you.
    If your address has changed since you filed your Claim Form, please send notice of the change to the following address:
    Compact Disc MAP Antitrust Litigation Administrator
    PO Box 1650
    Faribault, MN 55021-1650
    This Web site will be updated as new information becomes available.
     
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    I won't believe it until I have a check in my hands (for whatever paltry amount it turns out to be). I have a feeling that by the time the "processing costs" are determined, the only ones with anything will be the lawyers. [​IMG]
     

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