[Nfbc-info] Target Settlement Procedures

Bryan Bashin bashin at calweb.com
Mon Nov 10 18:28:23 UTC 2008


Thanks very much for this!

Bryan Bashin

At 09:47 AM 11/10/2008, you wrote:
>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.
>-----Original Message-----
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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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