Important Dates and Documents:
April 11, 2016 - Objections must be filed with the Court and Postmarked
May 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. - Fairness Hearing
August 1, 2016 - RJR Commenced Settlement Offer
January 31, 2017 -Settlement Offer Concludes
Additional documents can be obtained from the Court’s website
The Camel Cash Settlement Offer will begin on August 1, 2016 and continue through January 31, 2017. To determine whether or not you qualify for the Settlement offer, and, if you do, to participate in the Settlement offer, click here.
If you were a person in California who, as an adult smoker, was assigned a registration number by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, collected Camel Cash “C-Notes” and held C-Notes as of October 1, 2006, You May Be Part of a Class Action Settlement
You May Be Part of a Class Action Settlement
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit styled Amanda Sateriale, et al., v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., Civil No. 2:09-cv-08394 CAS (SSx) (United States District Court, Central District of California) (the “Class Action”).
During the period from October 1, 1991, through March 31, 2007, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (“RJR”) conducted a program known generally as “Camel Cash.” During that period, RJR attached Camel Cash “C-Notes” to certain packages of Camel-brand filtered cigarettes. Plaintiffs claim that adult smokers entered into a contract with RJR by purchasing Camel cigarettes and saving the C-Notes. The class’s claim is for breach of contract regarding the final six months of the Camel Cash program from October 1, 2006-March 31, 2007. It has not been determined that this class’s claim is valid or that RJR did anything wrong whatsoever with regard to how it conducted that promotion. The parties to the Class Action have reached a Settlement.
You are included in the Settlement if, as of October 1, 2006, you lived in California, were an adult smoker, were assigned registration number(s) by RJR during the period from October 1, 1991, through March 31, 2007, and collected and held C-Notes on October 1, 2006 (the “Settlement Class”).
If the Court approves the Settlement and you are a member of the Settlement Class, you may be eligible to participate in a Settlement whereby you may use the C-Notes that you collected and held as of October 1, 2006 for specified non-tobacco merchandise.
Please read this notice carefully. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.
Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
Participate In The Settlement
If you are a member of the Settlement Class and wish to participate in the Settlement if it is approved, you may go to the Participate In Settlement / Verify Your Registration section of this Website.
Object By April 11, 2016
Write to the Court explaining why you do or don’t like the Settlement or any part thereof.
Attend a Hearing
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
You will waive any right to object to the Settlement or obtain any future relief from RJR about the allegations in this case.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this notice.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. The Settlement will commence only after any issues with the Settlement are resolved. Please be patient.