Merchants’ Choice Processing Settlement: Claim Filing Guide
- Former customers must file a claim to receive payment
- Current customers can receive payment without filing
- Class Members can file online or through the mail
Nobody likes the feeling of receiving an unauthorized charge for a product or service. In fact, such a feeling can often lead to a massive class action lawsuit. For example, a recent lawsuit called Al’s Pals Pet Care, LLC, et al. v. Woodforest National Bank, N.A., et al. was filed over allegations that the Defendants misrepresented or omitted facts during the sales process and added certain unauthorized charges to monthly invoices. In the end, the two sides agreed to settle the case for a whopping $15 MILLION. By doing so, both parties are able to avoid the expenses and risks of proceeding to a trial. Class Members who wish to submit a claim online can do so by visiting filing page and clicking the Submit a Claim link.
Merchants’ Choice Processing Settlement: Key Facts
- Class Members who are former customers must file a claim by March 4th, 2019
- The deadline for exclusion requests and objections is set at January 2nd, 2019
- January 30th, 2019 is the date the court will hold the Final Approval Hearing
- Former customers who don’t file will receive NOTHING from the settlement
- The settlement’s value is similar to that of the DAI-FACTA Settlement
It is important to point out that services from Merchants’ Choice must have been received between December 22nd, 2013 and September 18th, 2018 to be considered eligible for the settlement. In order to review the eligibility criteria, potential Class Members can refer to Section 5 of the FAQs. The settlement provides FAQs in both the Class Notice and at the online filing page.
Final Notes on the Merchants’ Choice Processing Settlement
- An exclusion allows Class Members to opt out and retain their rights to file a suit
- Class Members who exclude themselves from the settlement will not receive payment
- Those who make an objection are still considered to be a part of the settlement
Class Members who request exclusion should send their correspondence directly to the Settlement Administrator. In the same way, the Settlement Administrator also receive claims from Class Members who file by mail. In addition to taking claims and exclusion requests, the Settlement Administrator can also help answer questions.
Settlement Administrator Contact Information
- PO Box 5110, Portland, OR 97208-5110
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