Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was the guest speaker at the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s First Friday Forum June 4. Marshall spoke to the crowd regarding the various hats he …
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was the guest speaker at the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s First Friday Forum June 4. Marshall spoke to the crowd regarding the various hats he wears as attorney general.
“One of the roles you don’t really consider with the attorney general’s office and frankly with the local district attorney, is that not only do we have a criminal justice role, but we have a consumer protection role,” Marshall said.
Marshall spoke about the work his office is doing regarding opioids and trying to get a recovery for the state to deal with the opioid crisis that Alabama’s faces.
The attorney general’s office late last year recovered the largest consumer settlement in the history of Alabama from Terminix. According to Marshall the $60 million settlement is being invested back to Alabama consumers.
“With this settlement, one of the things we have been able to do is create a $25 million consumer fund that goes to both Terminix existing customers as well as those that are former customers to be able to provide for retreatment for homes for Terminix customers along the Gulf Coast,” Marshall said.
According to a news release from his office on Nov. 5 2020, Terminix entered into a $60 million settlement with the State of Alabama to include:
Marshall encouraged those in attendance that have been a Terminix customer to file a claim at terminixfund.com. The deadline to submit, July 15 2021, is fast approaching. Past and current customers are encouraged to file a claim.
“We are really pleased that right now, our response rate is about 45% of existing Terminix customers and a little bit more than that for former customers,” Marshall continued. “The reality is that money is there for the benefit of Alabama consumers and we want to make sure everybody that is entitled to that money has an opportunity to get it.”
If you are an existing or former Terminix customer, you may be entitled to a refund or other relief if you complete and submit the claim form to the court-appointed receiver. Visit terminixfund.com and file a claim before the July 15, 2021, deadline.
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