National Geographic : 2009 Dec
If You Paid for Zetia® or Vytorin® You May Be Able to Get Money Back A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit involving Zetia® and Vytorin®. The lawsuit claims that Zetia® and Vytorin® were marketed as being more effective than other anti-cholesterol drugs and were sold at higher prices when, in fact, they were not more effective. The defendants deny any wrongdoing. The lawsuit is called In re Vytorin/Zetia Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, is pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Who Is Included? Consumers who paid for any portion of the price for Zetia® or Vytorin® from November 1, 2002 through September 17, 2009, and who qualify under the Settlement, may receive money as part of the Settlement. What Does the Settlement Provide? The proposed Settlement and related agreements provide a total fund of $41.5 million, of which 30% has been allocated to consumers. Attorneys' fees (not to exceed 33% of the total fund) and expenses, payments to Class Representatives, and notice and administration costs will be deducted from the fund before distribution to Class Members. The remaining amount will be distributed to insurers or other entities that pay for drugs, known as Third- Party Payors ("TPPs"). How Do You Get a Payment? To receive a payment from this Settlement, simply fill out a Claim Form and mail it no later than April 1, 2010. You will be required to provide one form of proof that you paid for Zetia® or Vytorin®. The amount you get depends on how much Zetia® or Vytorin® you paid for, and how many valid claims are filed. What Are My Legal Rights and Options? Get more information about the Proposed Settlement. Then you can decide what action to take: Remain in the Settlement and submit a Claim Form to get payment. Claims must be postmarked by April 1, 2010. You give up your right to sue and are bound by all Court orders. Legal Notice For Information About the Proposed Settlement, Your Legal Rights and Filing a Claim: Visit www.VytorinZetiaSettlement.com Call toll-free 1-800-760-4686 Write: Vytorin/Zetia Settlement, c/o Rust Consulting, Inc., P.O. Box 24785, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Legal Notice Exclude yourself ("opt out") from the Settlement. A written request for exclusion must be postmarked by January 15, 2010. You retain your right to sue and you will not receive any payment as a result of this lawsuit. Object and remain in the Settlement. Written objections must be postmarked by January 15, 2010. You give up your right to sue and are bound by Court orders even if your objection is rejected. If you file an objection, you may appear at the Fairness Hearing to explain your objection, but you are not required to attend. Do nothing and remain in the Settlement. You must submit a Claim Form to get a payment. You give up your right to sue and are bound by all court orders. The Court will determine whether to approve the Settlement and attorneys' fees at a Fairness Hearing held on February 8, 2010. The Court has appointed lawyers to represent you at no cost to you. You may choose to hire your own lawyer at your own expense. STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND MONTHLY CIRCULATION OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OWNER AND PUBLISHER: National Geographic Society GILBERT M. GROSVENOR, Chairman of the Board JOHN M. FAHEY, JR., President and CEO CHRIS JOHNS, Editor in Chief HEADQUARTERS OF PUBLISHER AND PUBLICATION: 1145 Seventeenth Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036 STOCKHOLDERS; BONDHOLDERS; MORTGAGE; OTHER SECURITY HOLDERS: None A. TOTAL COPIES PRINTED Oct. 2008–Sept. 2009 September 2009 (Net Press Run) 6,183,225 5,800,848 B. PAID CIRCULATION 1. Outside-County Mail Subscriptions 4,174,203 3,966,442 2. In-County Mail Subscriptions – – 3. Single-Copy Sales/Non-USPS Paid Distribution 1,492,152 1,433,927 4. Other Classes Mailed Through USPS – – C. TOTAL PAID CIRCULATION 5,666,355 5,400,369 D. FREE DISTRIBUTION (includes samples, no news agents) 1. Outside County 123,157 42,031 2. In County – – 3. Other Classes Mailed Through USPS – – 4. Free Distribution Outside the Mail 7,185 5,055 E. TOTAL FREE DISTRIBUTION 130,342 47,086 F. TOTAL DISTRIBUTION (SumofCandE) 5,796,697 5,447,455 G. OFFICE USE, LEFTOVER, ETC. 386,528 353,393 H.TOTAL(SumofF&G) 6,183,225 5,800,848 I. PERCENT PAID 98% 99% AVERAGE NUMBER COPIES EACH ISSUE DURING PRECEDING 12 MOS. SINGLE ISSUE NEAREST TO FILING DATE JEWELRY FOR LIFE JEWELRY FOR LIFE Money-Back Guarantee & Free Resize CCFORLIFE.COM 888.497.7799 CCFORLIFE.COM 888.497.7799 Your Children's Names (up to 4 names) $169 Your Special Date in Roman Numerals 4/10/1999 IV X MCMXCIX $169 Order by Dec. 22 for the Holidays! Helping People. Saving Gorillas.