[Nfbc-info] Target Settlement Procedures

Tim Elder tim at timeldermusic.com
Mon Nov 10 17:47:04 UTC 2008

Hi Brian,
People have to satisfy three conditions in order to get any money through a
claim.  First, they need to have used a screen reader to visit Target.com
within the relevant time period.  (I'm not exactly sure on the window, but
it starts in 2003 and ends sometime in 2008)  Second, they need to have been
a legal California resident when they visited the Target.com website using
the screen reader.  Third, they need to have been legally blind when they
used the screen reader to access the Target.com website.  The claims are
subject to verification by a claims administrator and people submit claims
under penalty of perjury.  So, if you've never been to the website, you
shouldn't lie.  The claims form asks you approximate dates that you visited
the website.  

The deadline is January 2009.  It should also be noted that the settlements
will be reduced pro rata if too many people file claims.  Since most people
who visited the website will probably qualify for $7,000 worth of claim
money, you can do the math and see that 1,000 claims filed would exceed the
6 million fund.  

Qualified persons should go to nfbtargetlawsuit.com to file a claim online.


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Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 12:13 AM
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Subject: [Nfbc-info] Target Settlement Procedures

Hi Mary,

As you know, through efforts of California and other Federationists we've
won an enormous victory in the Target web accessibility settlement.  Some $6
million are set aside in trust for blind Californians who can attest that
they were unable to use the Target website, with settlements in the $3,000
to $6,000 range per individual being quoted.

I know after some future date if blind Californians don't file a claim they
will be left out of the settlment, and the remainder of unclaimed money will
go not to individuals but two large blind agencies, not the NFBC.

Can you give affiliate members some guidance about how practically to
proceed, when are relevant deadlines, and if there is someone within our
affiliate who will have the expertise to help others obtain their claim?



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