13. HOW DO I GET OUT OF THE DIRECT PURCHASER SETTLEMENT CLASS?
To exclude yourself, you must send a letter saying that you want to be excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class. The letter must include the following information: (i) a statement indicating that you want to be excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class in In Re: Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation, Civil Action No. 16-md-2687 (JLL) (JAD); (ii) your name, address, telephone number, and your signature; and (iii) all trade names or business names and all addresses (including any addresses that have received shipments of Alum from a Defendant) you or your business have used, as well as any subsidiaries or affiliates who are requesting to be excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class. Your letter must be postmarked by October 2, 2018 and sent to:
Class Action Opt Out
Attn: Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation – GEO Direct Purchaser Settlement
P.O. Box 30097
Philadelphia, PA 19103
If you ask to be excluded, you will not get any payment from the Net Settlement Fund created by the Settlement and you cannot object to the Settlement. If you want to receive a payment from the Settlement, do not exclude yourself.
Important - Please Note: Unless you exclude yourself, if the Court approves the Settlement, you give up any right to sue the GEO Settling Parties for the claims that the Settlement resolves. If you have a pending lawsuit against the GEO Settling Parties involving the same legal issues in this case, speak to your lawyer in that case immediately. You must exclude yourself from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class in order to continue your own lawsuit against the GEO Settling Parties.
Warning! If your letter is sent after the deadline, your request for exclusion will be considered invalid and you will not be excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class. You cannot exclude yourself by telephone or email.