IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE
DE BEERS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT --
COURT ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF
DE BEERS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
CLAIM FORMS ON DECEMBER 28, 2007
PEOPLE COVERED UNDER THE
LAWSUIT CAN MAKE A CLAIM
Claim Form and Guidance on How to
Fill out the Form Will Be Posted On
Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s Website Soon
October 19, 2007 -- The United States District Court has announced that forms for use to make a claim under the De Beers class action lawsuit will be published on December 21. The lawsuit and claim form covers gem-quality diamonds only.
Both the claim form and guidance on how to fill out the form will be available on Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s (JVC) Website – www.jvclegal.org – as soon as they are finalized. In addition, jewelry industry members who have questions about completing the form can contact JVC for help at 212-997-2002 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Said Cecilia Gardner, JVC’s president, CEO and general counsel: “The claim form is not difficult to complete but it does require attention to detail and figures. JVC will post on our Website both the claim form and guidance on how to complete the form. As the guardian of ethics and integrity in the jewelry industry, JVC will help anyone who has questions about completing the form.”
Starting on December 21, 2007, a court authorized media campaign to notify class members about making a claim will commence. Advertisements in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, (both trade and consumer) and on the radio will run until February 2008. The Court also ordered that on December 28, 2007, written notice about the claim form will be mailed, first class, to approximately 50,000 entities covered under the lawsuit. Those who wish to make a claim will have until May 19, 2008 to submit a claim form. The claim form must be postmarked on or before May 19, 2008 for it to be accepted. Visit JVC’s Website – www.jvclegal.org – for more information about the De Beers class action lawsuit claim form and guidance on completing it as well as JVC’s legal compliance products and services.