Golloher, et al. v. Todd Christopher International, Inc. DBA Vogue International, et al.
(ORGANIX CLASS SETTLEMENT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CASE NO. C 12-06002-RS
If you: (i) bought Organix Brand Hair Care or Skin Care Products at any time on or after October 25, 2008; (ii) did not exclude yourself from the Class; and (iii) submitted a timely, valid Claim Form on or before March 17, 2014, you are entitled to receive $4 for each of the Products you purchased, up to a total of $28 per Class Member.
WHEN WAS THE CLAIM FORM DUE?
You must have filed your claim so that it was postmarked or submitted online no later than March 17, 2014.
WHO DECIDES MY CLAIM?
The Claim Forms filed on or before March 17, 2014 will be reviewed by an independent Claim Administrator according to criteria agreed to by the parties.
The Claim Administrator may contact you or other persons listed in your Claim Form if he or she needs additional information or otherwise wants to verify information in your Claim Form.
The Claim Administrator's determination is final. Neither you nor Todd Christopher International, Inc. can appeal or contest the decision of the Claim Administrator.
WHEN WILL I GET MY PAYMENT?
The Court held a hearing on April 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and approved the settlement. However, an appeal to the Court's Order has been filed. It is always uncertain when or whether these appeals can be resolved, and resolving them can take time, perhaps more than a year. Checks to valid claimants will not be distributed until the appeal is resolved.
WHAT IF THE FUND IS TOO SMALL? TOO LARGE?
Because the total of all approved claims and certain administration costs are less than $4,866,000, all approved Claims will be paid in full, and equal amounts of the unused portion of the fund will be donated to the following non-profit charitable organizations: Consumers Union and The Center for Food Safety. Such funds will not be returned to Todd Christopher International, Inc.
DO I HAVE LAWYERS IN THIS CASE?
The Court appointed the law firm of the Lexington Law Group to represent those who did not exclude themselves from the Class. These lawyers are called Class Counsel. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE COURT DECIDE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE SETTLEMENT?
The Judge will hold a Final Approval Hearing at 1:30 p.m. on April 3, 2014 at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, in Courtroom 3 on the 17th Floor. At this hearing, the Judge will consider whether the settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate. If there are objections, the Judge will consider them. The Judge will listen to people who have asked to speak at the hearing. After the hearing, the Judge will decide whether to approve the settlement. We do not know how long this decision will take.
DO I HAVE TO COME TO THE HEARING?
No. Class Counsel will answer questions the Judge may have. But, you are welcome to come at your own expense. If you submitted an objection by the February 5, 2014 deadline, you do not have to come to the Court to talk about it. As long as you delivered your written objection on time, the Judge will consider it. You may also pay your own lawyer to attend, but it is not necessary.
MAY I SPEAK AT THE HEARING?
You may ask the Court for permission to speak at the Final Approval Hearing. To do so, you must have filed with the Court a Notice of Intention to Appear in Golloher v. Todd Christopher International, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-06002-RS. Your Notice of Intention to Appear must have been postmarked no later than February 5, 2014, and be sent to the Clerk of the Court, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY CLAIM FORM?
You can get more information regarding your already-filed Claim Form by writing to Organix Class Settlement, Claims Administrator, Heffler Claims Group, P.O. Box 59029, Philadelphia, PA 19102-9029, through the 'Contact Us' section of this website, or you can call the Claims Administrator at (855) 887-3482.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WRITE TO THE COURT FOR INFORMATION OR ADVICE.
Final Approval Hearing Date.
The Final Approval Hearing, originally scheduled for March 27, 2014, has been continued to April 3, 2014. Please check this website for updates.