Those who bought vitamin products (such as that mixed in animal feed) between Jan. 1, 1990, and Dec. 31, 1999, may be able to get their money back, according to the settlement of the Crawford v. F. Hoffmann-La Roche, et al class-action lawsuit.
Commercial Settlement Class members can still register for refund, but time is growing short. To recover overcharge damages, claimants must submit a claim by July 1, 2004. The class includes all who bought in Arkansas indirect vitamin products for resale, incorporation into or development of another product (such as feed) for resale. An "indirect" vitamin product is one purchased from a "middleman-type" seller and not directly from a manufacturer.
The other settlement class, for consumers, includes Arkansans who bought the products for personal consumption and not resale. That part of the settlement will be distributed to charitable, governmental and other nonprofit consumer-health-and-nutrition organizations and programs in Arkansas.