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On March 10, 2008, the Court preliminarily approved the Parties’ Stipulation of Settlement to resolve the claims of SGS’ Oil, Gas and Chemical, Automobile, and Agriculture Inspectors for $7.25 million dollars in funds. Under the terms of the Settlement, Class Members have until July 8, 2008 to (1) submit a Claim Form indicating they wish to receive a share of the Settlement proceeds; or (2) submit a Request for Exclusion Form indicating they wish to be excluded from the Settlement. Class Members who submit neither form will be bound by the Settlement but will receive no share of the Settlement proceeds. Class Members may also submit comments or objections to the Settlement. Notice of the Settlement will be mailed to all Class Members on April 9, 2008. You can obtain copies of the Notices by clicking here.

To find out more about the terms of the Settlement, as well as when individuals must have been employed by SGS in order to be a Class Member, contact the Claims Administrator at:

Ayers v. SGS/Ferry v. SGS
c/o The Garden City Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 9260
Dublin, OH 43017-4660
1 (866) 923-0867


Class Counsel
Getman Law Office
9 Paradies Lane
New Paltz, New York 12561

Fairness Hearing

A hearing was held before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York on July 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.


Please note the following important dates:
Date Case-Related Event
July 8, 2008 Claim Form Postmark Deadline
July 8, 2008 Request for Exclusion Postmark Deadline
July 8, 2008 Objection Filing Deadline
July 30, 2008
at 2:00 p.m.
Fairness Hearing

Important Update: A Settlement payment, less any applicable taxes, will be mailed to each eligible Class Member the week of December 8, 2008.