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LG U+ and Ubitus Extend C-games to IPTV with Half Million Subscribers

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Already reached more than 500,000 IPTV subscribers in Korea to enjoy console-quality games from the cloud

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Ubitus Inc., the worldwide leader in cloud gaming, has empowered the Set-top Boxes (STBs) of LG U+ for use with C-games. From now on, other than smartphones, tablets and PCs, LG U+ IPTV subscribers can enjoy on-demand console-quality gaming experience directly from their STBs.

At initial launch, over 500,000 STB users with LG U+ broadband service subscription can indulge themselves in rich library of game titles, such as Super Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, and Backyard Sports, and the number of users is expected to hit one million by the end of this year. Together with its global user base in the US, Japan and China, Ubitus will become the largest N-screen cloud gaming provider in the world.

Ubitus comes along with the proven commercialization records with other top-tier carriers and firstly enable MMORPG to the cloud gaming service. Ubitus GameCloud®, coupled with the latest media streaming and graphic computing technology, has successfully enabled more concurrent users, lower power consumption, lower in-game latency and more dynamic user interface to maintain original gaming experiences as if all happened on PCs or consoles.

“More than half-a-million users will be fascinated with the next-gen, big-screen, cloud gaming service, and Ubitus has partnered with global STB SoC solution providers for years to make it happen right here in living rooms,” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus Inc. “Ubitus commits to deliver the most advanced and time-to-market solutions to integrate worldwide top-tier telco, device manufacturers and content providers into our proven business model of cloud gaming, and eventually to unleash premier streaming entertainment to more users anytime, anywhere.”

About Ubitus Inc.

Ubitus Inc., the worldwide technology leader in deploying Cloud-enabled rich media services, offers innovative cloud computing solutions for device manufacturers, wired/wireless communication service providers, telecommunication operators and digital content developers. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company now has 180 employees and six offices in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and San Francisco.

Contact Us

Ubitus Inc.
TEL: +886-2-2717-6123
contact@ubitus.net

SOURCE Ubitus Inc.

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October 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

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New Role For Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Group’s Johann Xavier

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CFO Joins Company’s Asia/Pacific Rim and Greater China Division
LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Group, the Publicis-owned global advertising agency network, announced today that Johann Xavier, CFO of the Group’s EMEA region, is joining the Asia/Pacific division. He is moving to the network’s rapidly growing Asia/Pacific Rim and Greater China territories. There, he will be forming a strong partnership with the two Regional CEOs, Chris Foster (Asia/Pacific) and Justin Billingsley (Greater China).

NEW ROLE FOR SAATCHI & SAATCHI FALLON GROUP’S JOHANN XAVIER – CFO Joins Company’s Asia/Pacific Rim and Greater China Division
“This exciting new role gives Johann the opportunity to fully optimize his entrepreneurial and commercial instincts as he moves to this growth region for Saatchi. There will surely be a great deal of change that will keep him on his toes and we wish him the very best,” said Robert Senior, CEO Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Group EMEA.
In the opinion of Bill Cochrane, Worldwide CFO, “Johann has proved his ability to work to great effect across many territories. He is ideally suited for his new role in this most vibrant business environment. This is a natural next leg in what seems like Johann’s World Tour!”
Xavier takes with him invaluable experience and learnings from both his time in North America, as COO of Saatchi & Saatchi Canada (where he turned loss into profit), and also as EMEA CFO, managing the region through uniquely tough economic conditions. Further, Xavier’s cross-cultural experience and his ability to sensitively bridge differences (the EMEA region alone is made up of 17 different countries with very individual ways of working) suits his work style.
Additionally Xavier has proven expertise in mitigating risks and in compliance, having worked as project leader with the Publicis Groupe.
He has successfully executed a number of M&A strategies for Saatchi & Saatchi. He recently initiated the transaction to acquire the South African operation with the Black Empowerment partners.
Xavier, a graduate of the University of Cambridge MBA programme, Judge Business School, recently co-authored a paper on marketing to Baby Boomers: ‘A Golden Opportunity: Marketing To The Future Grey Population’.
Xavier highly values creativity. “I want to be an enabler of a great creative product and help provide the fuel to let the company capture market share, and take it to the next level.”
He looks forward to working closely with his new colleagues and observes, “In a changing world, client expectations of what marketing means and what agencies provide demands we embrace new technologies and find compensation models that are fair and transparent to all.”
About Saatchi & Saatchi
Part of the Publicis Groupe (OTC-QX: PUBGY), the 3rd largest communications holding company, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Network clients include Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, General Mills, Kraft Foods/Cadbury, Mead Johnson, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Sony Ericsson, Toyota and VISA Europe.
Contact:
James Byrne
1-212-397-0081
james@gloryofcommerce.com
Source: Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Group

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October 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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GRE(R) Score Acceptance by Business Schools Skyrockets Around the World

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With More Than 1,000 Business Schools Now Accepting GRE Scores, Students Taking a GRE Test Gain Advantage
PRINCETON, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — With the recruitment season heating up at business schools around the world, Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today that more than 1,000 business schools worldwide now accept GRE® revised General Test scores for their MBA programs.
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According to David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Higher Education division at ETS, “We add more business schools to the list of GRE score users almost every day. The growth is astounding, but it makes perfect sense. Schools want great candidates for their MBA and specialized master’s programs – and they recognize that GRE test takers are a highly qualified, highly diverse population. We’ve gotten great feedback from business schools who say they are pleased to see the number of applicants with GRE scores rise with each admissions cycle.” Even schools like Harvard are now communicating directly to students that GRE scores are valued.[poetsandquants.com]
This information is good news for students around the world since taking the GRE revised General Test provides many advantages. In addition to a lower test fee compared to other admissions test options, GRE test takers benefit from the test-taker friendly features of the exam, such as the preview/review functionality and the Quantitative Reasoning section onscreen calculator. GRE officials also announced the introduction of the new ScoreSelect(SM) option earlier this year, which allows test takers to decide which GRE scores, from their reportable history, to send to their designated schools. Students also appreciate the fact that GRE scores are welcome at both graduate and business schools, which means they need to take only one test as they explore their various academic and career options.
Among the 1,000+ business schools now accepting GRE scores are most of the world’s top-ranked MBA programs, including 7 of the top 10 on the Financial Times 2012 Global MBA Rankings. In addition, the business schools at Duke University, the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison join the 85 percent of U.S. News & World Report Top 100 business schools in the United States that accept GRE scores. Around the world, some other recent additions to the rapidly growing worldwide network of schools accepting GRE scores include the Asian Institute of Management, Fudan University, National Chengchi University, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Sun Yat-Sen Business School and University of Cambridge.
When asked about his school’s recent decision to accept GRE scores, Rey Reyes, Executive Managing Director of Student Services Admissions and Registration at the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines, explains that “The GRE is administered to a wider variety of prospective applicants from diverse fields. This variety helps us achieve the diversity necessary for the case method pedagogy.”
Pejay Belland, Director of Marketing, Admissions and Financial Aid at INSEAD in France, says, “By accepting GRE scores for admissions we now have access to an even wider pool of candidates with highly unique profiles. This continued diversity results in developing skills in and outside of the classroom which are crucial for tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs.”
To view the complete list of schools now accepting GRE scores for their MBA programs or to become an official GRE score user, please visit http://www.ets.org/gre/business.
Prospective test takers are urged to go to http://www.takethegre.com and register now for the GRE revised General Test to reserve a seat to test in 2012.
About ETS
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually – including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments – in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. http://www.ets.org
Source: Educational Testing Service

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October 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts Australia Offers Special Holiday Experience for 2012

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Take advantage of special deals and natural wonders at Delaware North Companies’ iconic Australian destinations

MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Delaware North Companies Parks & Resort Australia locations. From sea turtles laying eggs in the Great Barrier Reef to spectacular lighting storms in the Red Centre, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season down under.

Heron Island Resort, Southern Great Barrier Reef – Experience this great wonder for the holidays and witness a celebration of life and nature at Heron Island. Turtles can be seen laying eggs in November and later, hatchlings will make their way back to the sea. More than 100,000 birds will visit the island in December, and the annual mass synchronization of coral reef spawning can be witnessed in November and December.

Heron Island, located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, recently reinforced its position as one of the most spectacular underwater environments when it was linked to the launch of the Catlin Seaview Survey at the high-profile Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, Calif. This unique underwater experience seen through Street View feature within Google Maps, Panoramio, Google+ and Google World Wonders, allows a taste of the underwater adventure awaiting divers at Heron Island.

Experience this world wonder in person during the best time of year with our multi-stay offer: Receive 15 percent off the nightly rate when combining both Heron Island and Wilson Island. Visit the multi-stay page for more information.

Lizard Island Resort, Northern Great Barrier Reef – The holiday season is also a special time of year at Lizard Island. The coral reef begins its annual spawning toward the end of November, illuminating the ordinarily blue water with shades of orange. Turtles can also be seen grazing on sea grasses along the beaches. For a limited time, guests can book five nights at Lizard Island for the price of four. Visit the Special Offers page for more information.

Kings Canyon Resort, Australia’s Red Centre – Kings Canyon Resort will be the set for a variety of wildlife during the holiday season. Crested pigeons will be seen in the trees making nests and laying their eggs. In January, lightning storms will brighten up the sky – providing a spectacular light show. For the holidays, receive 50 percent off the second night that you stay at Kings Canyon.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.DelawareNorth.com.

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October 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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SCS Global Services Names Todd Frank as Southeast Asia Regional Director

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that Todd Frank will lead its Indonesian office as the company’s new Southeast Asia Regional Director. SCS’ Indonesian office was founded in 2011 with a focus on providing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, timber legality verification, and carbon offset verification within the region.
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“Because Indonesia holds some of the world’s most valuable natural resources, there is great potential for third-party certification of environmentally responsible practices,” said Robert J. Hrubes, Executive Vice President of SCS. “Having someone with Todd Frank’s experience in Indonesia will help us better serve our clients throughout Southeast Asia.”
Mr. Frank holds a Master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. With expertise in forest carbon and REDD+, he previously led the development of the company’s Greenhouse Gas Verification Program as its founding manager while based in the Emeryville, California headquarters. Mr. Frank has made over 300 certification decisions while serving in the company’s FSC Chain of Custody division. He is certified as a lead auditor under the FSC, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Community, Climate and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, California Air Resources Board (ARB), The Climate Registry (TCR) and other forestry and climate programs. Other areas of expertise include carbon footprint assessment, greenhouse gas accounting and industrial methane destruction projects.
The Southeast Asia regional office will offer a range of services, including:
Forest Stewardship Council Certification
Marine Stewardship Council Certification
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Carbon Offset Project Verification
LegalHarvest Timber Legality Verification
SVLK Certification under Indonesia’s Timber Legality Assurance System
“The Indonesian timber industry has made slow but steady progress in combatting deforestation,” said Frank. “I am excited to contribute to further expansion of responsible forestry practices and management of other regional resources through independent certification.”
Organizations interested in these services may contact Todd Frank at:
Mayapada Tower 11th FIoor. JI. Jend Sudirman Kav 28. Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
+62 (021) 5289 7466 direct | +62 (021) 5795 7399 fax
tfrank@scsglobalservices.com
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for nearly 30 years. Our programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. We provide accredited services under a wide range of internationally recognized certification programs. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, reflecting our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
CONTACT:
Nick Kordesch
510-452-8035
nkordesch@scsglobalservices.com
Source: SCS Global Services

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October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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Artprice: the 2011/2012 Contemporary Art Market Report is Now Online!

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ — According to Thierry Ehrmann, the CEO and founder of Artprice, the global contemporary art market has achieved its 3rd best performance, in spite of the current global economic crisis. The museum industry, which is booming on all continents, has made it possible for Contemporary Art to resist.
Each year in October, Artprice publishes an overview of the global Contemporary art market. This 140-page report, translated into 5 languages, presents recent key events and trends, and uses the auction results recorded between July 2011 and June 2012 for artists born after 1945 as its backbone. The study contains macro- and micro-economic analyses that provide the keys to understanding the evolution of the Contemporary art auction market. It dissects the major market trends analysed throughout the year by Artprice’s ArtMarketInsight news agency and our econometrics department.
To complete this objective survey of the art market, Artprice also offers its acclaimed rankings such as the Artprice top 500 Contemporary artists by auction turnover.
Download it now on Artprice for free:

Click to access artprice-contemporary-2011-2012-en.pdf


THE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET 2011/2012

THE LATEST TRENDS

How well did Contemporary art sell this year?
Relative global market shares : Asia/Europe/USA
Competition between Beijing and Hong Kong
Europe offers both quantity and quality
Top 10 auction results in Europe
France: a counter-productive market

THE ART ELITE

The year’s records: stepping up by the millions
China: a crowded elite
New records in painting: Top 3
The Basquiat myth
Glenn Brown, art about art…
Christopher Wool revolutionises abstract painting
New records in photography
Jeff Wall: genealogy of a record
Polemical works promoted as emblems
New records in sculpture & installation
Cady Noland: €4.2m for Oozewald
Antony Gormley: new top price for Angel of the North at £3.4m
Peter Norton’s records on 8 and 9 November 2011
Wim Delvoye & Jan Fabre, two Flemish artists in the spotlight

GALLERY’S INSIGHT

COLLECTORS INSIGHT

URBAN ART: THE NEXT GENERATION

UK: Beyond Banksymania… who else is out there?
A boom for Brazilian urban art?
United States: always on the money
France holds out while Australia comes to life
TOP 500 Artprice 2011/2012
THE ARTPRICE HEADQUARTERS – Contemporary Art Museum
The Alchemy between the Abode of Chaos, The Server Group and Artprice
A PDF version of the Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report is downloadable from Artprice.com in French and English. The German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions will be available several days later.
http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann
Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering more than 500,000 artists. Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.71 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions -regulated by French law alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce- (source Artprice).
Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video
Artprice is listed on Eurolist B by Euronext Paris (SRD long only): Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF
Artprice releases: http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm
Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:
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Contact:
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Source: Artprice.com

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October 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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Kazakhstan Says No to Green Energy

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan/PRNewswire/ — Oil-rich Kazakhstan has ruled out adopting alternative energy methods for now saying that it will continue to exploit its vast natural resources for economical reasons.
Speaking to reporters after the VII KazEnergy Eurasian Forum, the chief of KAZENERGY Association, Timur Kulibayev said that the country was aiming to meet 10% of its energy demand through alternative energy.
“It’s very fashionable these days to talk about alternative energy,” Kulibayev said adding that “We would look for alternative energy once its cost of production becomes lower and feasible.”
A news release issued by KAZENERGY said that Kazakhstan’s 80% of power generation is generated by coal. The nation is home to one of the largest coal reserves the world. The second largest oil producer in the CIS after Russia is looking at immediate financial goals than long term environment goals.
The landlocked nation’s topography and terrain is perfect to become a major producer of wind and solar energy but Kulibayev said the country would wait for this sector becoming more financially affordable. It not only has gorges acting as wind tunnels but the southeast part of country also gets over 300 sunny days in a year.
Kulibayev has been at the forefront of the development of the oil and energy sector of the central Asian nation for over 15 years.
His statement was a boon for the foreign investors that are lining up to pump money in the oil, gas and coal sector.
The two-day annual event attracted over 900 delegates including political leaders, diplomats, oil and gas industry leaders and chief executives of leading petroleum companies from across the world. The World Petroleum Council also held its three-day meet on the sidelines of the forum.
Kazakh government officials also said they will not be able to supply any extra oil to its giant neighbor China in case there is a conflict in the Persian Gulf that may lead to a fall in the global oil supply. India and China will be badly affected by oil supplies if there is any conflict in the Persian Gulf.
Vice-Minister for Oil and Gas, Berik Tolumbayev said that Kazakhstan cannot be China’s main oil supplier let alone its sole supplier. He said that a large number of Chinese companies have recently set up their offices in the country and Chinese investment is very important for Kazakhstan however, the supply lines to China were choked to its peak capacity.
Kulibayev added that the supply to China can only be increased from 10 million tonnes of crude oil a year to 20 million tonnes once the pipeline to China is upgraded. He said the government was currently focussed in gasification of all the major cities and small towns.
Kazakhstan’s current production is dominated by two giant fields: Tengiz and Karachaganak, which produce about half of Kazakhstan’s total output of over 1.6 million barrels per day.
Kulibayev attributed the success of oil production to the conducive climate for foreign investment in oil and gas sector. “Foreign investors find it safe to invest money in our country because they can repatriate money in any currency at anytime as the national currency Tenge is fully convertible.”
Kulibayev was upbeat about the upcoming inauguration of production at Kashagan oil field, which was discovered in 2000 and is described as the world’s largest every discovery of a field in the last 30 years.
The field is currently being developed by a group of partners including Shell, Exxon Mobil, Total, ConocoPhillips, Kazakh state-run oil company KazMunaiGas, INPEX and Eni. Eni is responsible for phase I of the field’s development, while Shell is responsible for production operations. The total cost of project is not yet clear due to uncertainty about financial requirements of the second phase whereas the phase one will cost $46 billion.
Meanwhile, the World Petroleum Council also held its three-day meet on the sidelines of the forum.
The World Petroleum Council President Roberto Bartini said that more than 20 trillion dollars would be invested in the oil and gas industry field in the next two decades.
According to International Energy Association, another $38 trillion would be required for the development of infrastructure for the future needs of energy by 2035. IEA official Ulrich Benterbusch said the dependence of oil for energy needs would reduce to 27 from percent from the current 35% in the next few years.
Press Centre
+7-7172-979398
+7-7172-979391 (fax)
reception@kazenergy.com
Source: KAZENERGY

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October 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

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If you purchased Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Products described below, your rights may be affected by a proposed class action Settlement.

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. /PRNewswire/ — The following statement is being issued by The Garden City Group, Inc. in its capacity as the Court-appointed Notice and Settlement Administrator regarding the Coppertone Sunscreen Products Proposed Class Action Settlement.
Legal Notice
A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit regarding Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Products sold by Merck as described below. The Court in Steven Brody, et al. vs. Merck & Co., Inc., et al., Case No. 12-cv-4774-PGS-DEA will hold a Final Approval Hearing.
ARE YOU AFFECTED?
You are a Settlement Class Member if you are a natural person and you purchased any Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Products up to and including October 5, 2012with limited exclusions, such as for resale. If you are a Settlement Class Member, you may be eligible to receive a payment if you purchased any Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Product between July 31, 2006 up to October 5, 2012.
WHAT IS THIS CASE ABOUT?
The lawsuit alleges that Merck violated certain state laws regarding the labeling and advertising of certain sunscreen products. Merck denies all wrongdoing. The Court did not decide which side was right. Instead, the Parties have decided to settle. The Parties believe the proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and it will provide substantial benefit to the Settlement Class.
WHAT DOES THIS SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
The Settlement provides a fund of between $3 to $10 million to pay Claims to eligible Settlement Class Members relating to the purchase of Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Products; claims and administration costs; Named Plaintiffs’ incentive awards; and at least $1 million divided among three legal services organizations. Merck shall separately pay up to $2 million in attorneys’ fees and costs, as awarded by the Court, as well as notice costs. Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Products include any and all sunscreen products sold in the United States, its territories and possessions, under the brand name “Coppertone,” which were labeled and/or advertised to provide protection against the sun’s UVA and/or UVB rays. Merck has also agreed to make certain label and advertising changes.
HOW DO YOU ASK FOR A PAYMENT?
To be eligible for a payment, Settlement Class Members must send in a completed Claim Form electronically submitted or postmarked by March 4, 2013 declaring that they purchased Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Products between July 31, 2006 up to and including October 5, 2012and satisfy other requirements, as applicable.
Payment amounts to eligible Settlement Class Members will vary depending upon, among other factors, the number of product(s) purchased by each Claimant, the number of products claimed by all Settlement Class Members, other payments as discussed above, and other adjustments and deductions. The amount could be the same or less than $1.50 for each individual Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Product purchased.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
If you are a Settlement Class Member, you may (1) do nothing; (2) exclude yourself from the Settlement Class; (3) send in a Claim Form; and/or (4) object to the Settlement.
If you don’t want to be bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself by letter postmarked by January 31, 2013. If you exclude yourself, you can’t get a payment from this Settlement, but you can sue Merck for these claims. If you stay in the Settlement Class, you may submit a Claim Form and/or object to the Settlement. Claim Forms must be submitted to the Notice and Settlement Administrator by March 4, 2013. Objections must be filed with the Court by January 31, 2013. The Court will hold a hearing on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time in Courtroom 4E, Clarkson S. Fisher Building & U.S. Courthouse, 402 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, to consider final approval of the Settlement, payment of attorneys’ fees and expenses of up to $2 million and payments of up to $2,500 for each of the three Named Plaintiffs, and related issues. You may appear at the hearing, but you don’t have to.
Claims for injunctive and other non-monetary relief were settled in a corresponding proceeding in the State of California making similar allegations. The claims for monetary relief made in the California action may be affected by this proposed class action Settlement.
HOW CAN YOU FILE A CLAIM OR GET MORE INFORMATION?
To obtain a detailed notice and Claim Form, file a Claim or review other Settlement documents, visit http://www.sunscreensettlement.com. You can also call toll-free 1 (877) 302-3668, or write to the Notice and Settlement Administrator, Sunscreen Settlement, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 35018, Seattle, WA 98124-1018.
Source: GCG

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October 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

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