Many of you have come to us with questions about the proposed Merlo Davidson Settlement Agreement and the process for making a claim under that Agreement. We thank you for sharing your interest, as well as your questions and concerns with us.
First of all, we want to reassure you: You are in the right place to get information on the proposed claims process.Under the proposed Agreement, which is subject to Federal Court Approval, the Independent Assessor has been designated by the parties to assess claims and determine the level of compensation to be paid, based on the framework outlined in the Agreement.
We understand that the recent announcement of the proposed Settlement Agreement has given rise to a number of emotions for many of you, and that you wish to share your experiences with the Independent Assessor. This is perfectly understandable. You have also voiced a desire that your claims be heard and assessed as quickly as possible; this is our goal as well.
However, while we are committed to dealing with your claims respectfully, diligently and with careful consideration, we cannot begin to do so until all the necessary legal steps have been taken by the parties. These steps include the certification of the class action by the Federal Court and a subsequent application to have the proposed Settlement Agreement approved by a judge.The legal proceedings are moving forward. For a more detailed overview of the steps in this process please check the Summary of the settlement and claims Timeline.
We invite you to consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and to follow updates on the proposed Settlement Agreement on our website. We will update them regularly to ensure that any developments about the proposed Settlement can be found there.You may also send us your contact information, which will be maintained in the strictest confidence, so that we can provide you directly with information and notices.
We want to emphasize our commitment to dealing with your requests at the earliest possible time and with the utmost attention.