On January 19th, a dissatisfied claimant in the De Beers class action settlement sent a letter to the Judge regarding his claim. Beware, if you are a fellow claimant, the allegations against the settlement administrator may make you worried…
On January 29, 2013, the Court filed a letter sent by a claimant in SULLIVAN et al v. DB INVESTMENTS, INC. et al. to the Office of the Clerk of the Court of the District of New Jersey and addressed to District Judge Chesler.
In the letter, the claimant states that he filed a claim form online for diamond jewelry valued at over $7,000 in February of 2008. He states that he contacted the settlement administrator at least ten times over the next five years and each time he was told that his claim was on file but there was some kind of delay in processing. After the announcement this summer that checks would be distributed, he contacted the settlement administrator again who then told him that his claim was not in the administrator’s computer system. His letter provides hard copies of his claim form as proof that he sent it in.
He asks the Judge, “I was told many times over the years that [the settlement administrator] had the claim in their system. How many others have been given this same line?”
He pleads with the Judge for help in resolving his claim.
Are your claims on file? Always keep your proof of submission for just such a situation.
Rumors are that checks will be arriving soon, though we’ve heard those rumors for years…