Claim $30 with No Receipts – Bell & Howell Ultrasonic
If you own a Bell and Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repeller, then you may be entitled to money. Because, a group of people say that the product doesn’t work as advertised. And, they sued the company for it. Of course, the company admits no wrongdoing. However, they are willing to pay a settlement. Because, settling will avoid costly court litigation.
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
A class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. Oftentimes a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. Each case is different, and each will specify who is included.
In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
Perjury is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding. – Wikipedia
What’s this settlement about?
Hart v. BHH, LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-4804 (WHP). Filed in the southern district of New York, NY.
In this lawsuit, the Plaintiffs claim that the Bell + Howell branded ultrasonic pest repellers distributed by the Defendants do not repel pests as represented to consumers. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ claims, deny any wrongdoing and assert that the products are effective. The Court has not determined which side is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties, expenses and expenditure of resources associated with ongoing litigation.
What Products are Included? Where were they sold?
Any variety of Bell & Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repellers. These are sold at most major retailers, such as Walmart, Home Depot, Dollar General, as well as online stores like Amazon.
Who is eligible for a refund?
You are part of the class if you purchased any variety of Bell + Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repellers in the following states and time periods:
- 1. April 20, 2011 – June 15, 2016: Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
- 2. April 20, 2012 – June 15, 2016: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee
- 3. April 20, 2013 – June 15, 2016 Alabama, Montana
Is a receipt required?
If you do not have receipts, then you can still file a claim up.
What’s the deadline to file?
The deadline to file a claim is July 11, 2020.
Should I be worried about this product?
No. The defendants claim the product does not work as claimed, not that there’s any danger in using the product.
How much will I get back?
Monetary Relief. The Proposed Settlement allows Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms, along with Proof of Purchase showing the purchase price of the Repellers to receive a full refund of the purchase price for up to six packages of product.
Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms with Proof of Purchase that does not reveal the purchase price will receive a payment of $15.00 for each such package up to six packages of product.
For Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms without Proof of Purchase, Defendants will pay up to $30.00, i.e., $15.00 each for up to two packages of the Repellers.
When will I get my check?
The hearing to consider the fairness of the Settlement is scheduled for September 15, 2020. If the Court approves the Settlement, then eligible Class Members with approved claims will receive their payment 30 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or after any appeals process is complete. The payment will be made in the form of a check.
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