You all probably have gotten
one of these letters or in this case a post card, notifying you
of a class action lawsuit that is going on and you can take advantage
of it.I use the word advantage ..both ways.You can chose to sign up to join it.. or
the other taking advantage of the company.
In this one, that I received
2 days ago.. the company sin was, it advertised a false claim of
saying the pills will help your
joints not hurt. False advertising. Now maybe I am just a
full time cynic but .. truth
in advertising went out with dirty
wash on the clothes line..
You see it once in a while still, but
rarely. And that is why they
have the saying... BUYER BEWARE.
First off, as usual, the
print is tiny, tiny, tiny...like trying to read
the last line on the eye doctor's
chart. but just for the heck
of it.. you read it.. or
try.. maybe getting a magnify glass out.
That is where I find the
good humor of this... so serious of
a claim.. as this particular
one.. even tells you how much
the LAWYERS are going to
get... First the settlement is over
7 and half million
dollars..plus another one and half MILLION,
for notice and
administration of the settlement.
BUT, right off the top is,
of course the lawyers fees to the
tune of TWO AND HALF
MILLION. Also it appears another
$5,000 per Class
Representative.... and if the above million
and half isn't enough.. the
lawyers will get what ever it over
cost for the notice and
ALL this BEFORE you see a
Then comes the laughable
part.. WHAT YOU, get as a claimee. A big check
of...........hold your hats.... $8.00.... not million, thousands ... but a mere 8
dollars.And then there is what you have to do to get that
little bit of 8 dollars... You see, you have to go back thru your
paper work, stubs and etc..and
prove you bought the
product... and how many bottles of it
and you are only being paid
for 13 bottles.. meaning no more
than $104.00...You also have
to go on line get their paper work and fill it out.. and then
mail it all in by a certain time.
And what happens if not
everyone does this? Then you get
a share of the left over. BUT not more than $200 per household.
Way more trouble than I want
to do...And they are probably counting on that.. but the
remaining left over is suppose to go to Orthopedic Research and
Education Foundation, in this case. I think some of it should go
to the Ophthalmologists group, for all of us who will have
to go to the eye doctor after straining to read this stuff... Ah,
maybe that could be another class action lawsuit, against the
lawyers who sent this out.