SOURCE: Brant Law Offices, APC; Kawahito, Shraga & Westrick LLP

April 05, 2011 05:00 ET

Consumers Can Now Redeem $20 Million Worth of Expired or Discarded Amway Gift Cards at www.giftcardsettlement.com

Consumers Urged to Be Aware of June 20, 2011 Claims Deadline; Announces Brant Law Offices and Kawahito, Shraga & Westrick, per Court Approved Class-Action Settlement Against Amway Corporation in Gift Card Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - The website www.giftcardsettlement.com, which enables consumers to redeem more than $20 million in various categories of expired or discarded Amway "Ribbon Gift Cards," is now live. The website is part of a court-approved agreement in the class-action settlement against Amway Corporation and its related companies. Consumers only have until June 20, 2011 to file their claims. 

Per the settlement agreement, each eligible consumer shall be offered one new non-dated gift card with a retail value of $50, unless he or she can prove the purchase of a gift card from a higher value gift collection, in which case Amway will provide that eligible consumer with a card of commensurate retail value.

"It is our objective to get the word out to as many consumers as possible," said Lisa Brant, class co-counsel, Brant Law Offices, APC (San Diego). "Just as many people didn't realize their gift cards should never have included an expiration date, they may also be unaware that they now have an opportunity to redeem or replace those expired cards."

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr approved the settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit alleging Amway Corporation sold and marketed gift cards that contained a notation instructing consumers to "redeem before" a certain date, which plaintiffs contended violated numerous state laws prohibiting or restricting the expiration of gift cards.

"We are encouraging any consumer who purchased or received one of these cards to go to www.giftcardsettlement.com and fill out the claims form," said James Kawahito, class co-counsel of Kawahito, Shraga & Westrick LLP (Los Angeles). "We also want consumers to be mindful of the June 20, 2011 deadline to do so."

For more information details and additional benefits of the Amway gift card class-action lawsuit, go to http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Court-Grants-Approval-Class-Action-Settlement-Against-Amway-Corporation-Gift-Card-Lawsuit-1407446.htm.

For more about Brant Law Offices, APC (San Diego) go to  www.brant-law.com.
For more about Kawahito, Shraga & Westrick LLP (Los Angeles) go to www.kswlawyers.com.

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