People who Purchased or Used a Second Chance Bulletproof Vest Containing Zylon® Could Receive Money from a Class Action Claim
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The offices of Kanner & Whiteley, LLC and Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.L. have announced the procedures for joining in a class action claim that has been filed in the bankruptcy case of SCBA, formerly known as Second Chance Body Armor, Inc. The Class Claim involves bulletproof vests manufactured by Second Chance, which contain the fiber Zylon®. The Class Claim states that the vests failed to meet performance standards for which they were guaranteed and that the vests were unfit for their intended purpose.
Anyone who purchased or used a bulletproof vest manufactured by Second Chance, which contains the fiber Zylon® may be eligible for a payment up to $750 per vest. The judge overseeing the Second Chance bankruptcy has to “allow” or approve the Class Claim before any payments are made. Since Second Chance has filed for bankruptcy, there is only a certain amount of money left to pay this Class Claim.
Eligible Class Members include anyone who lives in the U.S. who purchased or used a bulletproof vest manufactured by Second Chance, which contains Zylon®. For those who have already filed a claim in the bankruptcy case, they are only eligible for a payment if an objection to their claim was filed and has not already been resolved.
If the Class Claim is allowed, the exact amount of the payment will depend on a number of factors including the amount of money that is awarded by the Court and the number of Class Members who file valid claims. Payments will be reduced for those individuals who previously received a payment as part of the Oklahoma Settlement in 2005 involving Toyobo Company, Ltd., or whose vest was paid for in whole or in part by someone else, such as the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act Program.
To receive a payment, Class Members must fill out and submit a Claim Form. Payments will not be provided until after the Court allows the Class Claim. For complete information, including Claim Forms and instructions for filing a claim, call 1-866-903-0639, visit www.SCBAClass.com, or write to SCBA Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 2680, Faribault, MN 55021-9680.
SOURCE Kanner & Whiteley, LLC and Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.L.