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MGM and Fox settle class action lawsuit for James Bond DVD boxset claims

16-Mar-2018 • Bond News

Last year, a class action lawsuit was brought against MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment due to their claims that the BOND 50 set contained 'all the James Bond films.' The case argued that the statement was misleading as the set did not include the non-EON productions films 'Casino Royale' (1967) and 'Never Say Never Again' (1983).

The case was approved by a federal judge to proceed to trial, but it has now been settled out of court.

If you bought the box set you may be entitled to a free digital copy of those two films.

All the documents about the case can be found on a dedicated website: www.bondDVDsettlement.com

Full text of the settlement:

What is This Settlement About?

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit over how Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM") and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC ("Fox") (collectively "Defendants") marketed certain James Bond movie sets.  The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing and the Court has not decided who is right and who is wrong.  Instead, the parties decided to settle the dispute.

Am I a Class Member?

You may be a Class Member if you purchased any of the following James Bond box sets on DVD or Blu-ray: "Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007" (SKU numbers M126625, M126627, M129384, M130135, M130146, M132910); "The James Bond Collection" (SKU number M133433); and "The Ultimate James Bond Collection" (SKU numbers M133435, M134821, M134670).  To obtain more information regarding whether you are a Class Member, please visit www.bondDVDsettlement.com or call 1-833-380-5565.

What Does the Settlement Provide?

This settlement provides Class Members that timely file a valid claim form with a digital copy of both the 1967 film entitled Casino Royale and the 1983 film entitled Never Say Never Again.  You may receive these benefits if you qualify.

What Are My Options?

You have the following rights and options as a Class Member.  You have to take action on or before July 17, 2018 in order to exercise your legal rights and options under the settlement.  Please visit www.bondDVDsettlement.com or call 1-833-380-5565 for more information on your rights and options.

FILE A CLAIM FORM

If you believe you are a Class member and would like to receive the settlement benefits, you can submit a claim form by May 29, 2018.  You can only obtain the benefits of the settlement if you timely file a valid claim form.  Claim forms can be obtained at www.bondDVDsettlement.com or by calling 1-833-380-5565.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF

Excluding yourself means you get no benefits from this Settlement.  This is the only option that allows you to keep any rights you currently have to negotiate with or sue Defendants about the claims in this case. The deadline to exclude yourself is May 18, 2018.

OBJECT TO THIS 
S
ETTLEMENT

You may write to the Court about why you do not like this Settlement. The deadline to object is July 17, 2018.

ATTEND THE FAIRNESS 
H
EARING

You may ask to speak in court about your opinion of the settlement at the Fairness Hearing.  The Fairness Hearing is currently scheduled for July 31, 2018 at 10:00 am.

DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will still be bound by the Settlement.

How Can I Obtain More Information?

This notice summarizes the proposed settlement.  You can view the complete Settlement Agreement, Long Form Notice and certain court documents at www.bondDVDsettlement.com; or call 1-833-380-5565 to obtain more information.

 


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