CRT Reseller: Checks for CRT reseller claims have been mailed. If you have not received your check, please email [email protected] with your name, current address, claim number (if available), and any previous name/address that may have been used when filing your claim. We will research your claim and reply back with further details.
CRT End User: Checks for CRT end-user claims are being prepared and continue to be issued on a rolling basis. If you have not received your check by January 1st, please email [email protected] with your name, current address, claim number (if available), and any previous name/address that may have been used when filing your claim. We will research your claim and reply back with further details. To assure proper delivery of payments, checks are being mailed to approved claimants. If you requested electronic payment, you will be receiving a mailed check instead.
Treatment of Late Claims
1. What are timely claims?
For End Users, “Timely Claims” means those claims submitted on or before December 7, 2015. However, natural persons residing in California could submit Timely Claims through June 30, 2016. For Resellers, “Timely Claims” means claims submitted on or before November 29, 2016.
2. What are late claims?
For End Users and Resellers, Claims submitted after the Court-ordered deadlines identified above are “Late Claims”.
3. What is the proposed treatment of late claims?
Lead Counsel and the Settlement Administrator have recommended that the Court adopt the following approach:
- Late Claims “on file” with the Settlement Administrator as of May 5, 2020, and approved by the Settlement Administrator, shall be paid at 50%-unit value, as compared with Timely Claims, which shall be paid at 100%-unit value;
- “Placeholder Claims” which, as of May 5, 2020, did not provide a good-faith number of CRT units purchased are not considered “on file” and shall not be paid;
- Claims filed after May 5, 2020 are rejected;
- Application of the 50% reduction to Late Claims shall not reduce the value of any such claim to less than the minimum payment of $25 (unless the minimum payment is reduced to less than $25 for all claimants);
- If any residual remains in the Net Settlement Fund after distribution checks become stale, such residual will be shared as follows:
- if the residual is less than or equal to $12 million, it shall be shared pro rata by the Late Claimants, subject to a minimum threshold set at the Settlement Administrator’s discretion, and
- if the residual is more than $12 million, it shall be shared pro rata by all claimants, subject to a minimum threshold set at the Settlement Administrator’s discretion.
4. What are placeholder claims?
Claimants who failed to provide purchase quantities for CRT Products on the Claim Form or only partially completed this information so that the Claim Form showed “N/A” or “TBD” or “0” or was blank or some combination thereof are referred to as “Placeholder Claims”.
- January 10, 2023: Checks for CRT reseller and end-user claims have been mailed.
- August 9, 2022: District Court authorized distribution of Incentive Awards to Class Representatives and reimbursement of expenses to Class Counsel
- July 29, 2022: District Court authorized distribution of Settlement funds
- June 13, 2022: United States Supreme Court denied Objectors’ Petition for Certiorari
- September 22 and December 23, 2021: Ninth Circuit affirmed final approval of the amended settlements and denied Objectors’ petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc
- July 13, 2020: District Court Issued an Order Granting Final Approval of the Settlements