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Update - May 20, 2019

As noted in the last update, posted on this website on May 27, 2018, approval of the prior settlement in this class action was challenged by certain objectors and an appeal was taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (the "Fourth Circuit").

On February 28, 2019, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in that appeal and reversed the settlement. As a result, the prior settlement has been undone and no payments will issue from the Settlement Fund to those who submitted claim forms. You do not need to take any further action, or withdraw your claim forms.  To reiterate, because the Fourth Circuit reversed the settlement, there is no longer a court-approved settlement from which you will receive any money.

If you have any questions about your previously submitted claim or the Fourth Circuit's decision, please reach out to Shipman & Wright, LLP at 910-762-1990, or Daughtry Woodard Lawrence & Starling at 919-300-6982.

As you may be further aware, there is a separate class action Lewis et al. v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation, Nos. 05 CVS 188, 05 CVS 1938, proceeding in North Carolina Superior Court (the "Lewis-Fisher action"). That action has resumed. If you have any questions about the Lewis-Fisher action, please reach out to Runyan & Platte, LLC at 833-348-3805.

Please do not contact the Court.  You may refer to the Commonly Asked Questions page or Long Form notice on this site, or call 1-866-458-3207 if you have additional questions.

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