Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost me anything to join a class action?
What is a Settlement Administrator?
How is my personal information protected?
What if I didn't get a class notice in the mail? Am I still eligible?
How long will it take to get my money?
Can you help me collect my money?
What is a "Lead Plaintiff" in a class action?
Am I giving up anything by filing a claim?
What if I choose not to file a claim?
Can I object to the settlement?
Do I have a lawyer in cases for which I am eligible to file a claim?
Can I still file a claim if the eligibility guide says I may not be eligible?
Where can I get more information for individual settlements?
Who do I contact with questions?

 

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does it cost me anything to join a class action?

This website is provided to you free of charge. In addition, there is no cost to you to make a claim for your money. These parties in these lawsuits have already reached a settlement agreement and a monetary award has already been set aside for class members who wish to make a claim for that award. There is no need to "join" the class action, only to file a claim if you desire. Use the eligibility guide to help you find claims you may be eligible for now.

What is a Settlement Administrator?

The Settlement Administrator is the entity approved by the court to conduct the settlement process including processing claim forms and paying out awards to class members who submit eligible claim forms. The larger class actions usually have their own website to make electronic processing of claim forms possible. MySettlementClaims.com is not a Settlement Administrator. We simply provide an easy method to help you determine if you are eligible for one or more class actions. The links to the claim forms at the end of the eligibility guide process link to the Settlement Administrators' websites for each class action.

How is my personal information protected?

MySettlementClaims.com does not collect any personal information from you. This website simply helps you determine your own eligibility for class action settlement awards anonymously. If you decide to file a claim form, the Settlement Administrator may ask you for certain information such as where to send your check. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

What if I didn't get a class notice in the mail? Am I still eligible?

Receiving a class action settlement notice in the mail is not a prerequisite to filing a claim, nor is it a guarantee of eligibility. Sometimes, Settlement Administrators don't know how to find you or don't know that you exist or expect you to find them. Eligibility is based on criteria set by the court. Use the eligibility guide to help you find claims you may be eligible for.

How long will it take to get my money?

Every class action is different. Normally, the Settlement Administrator will process all of the claim forms up until the deadline for each claim. The court will then conduct a final hearing to resolve all objections and attorney fee awards. The process can take several weeks to months. We will try to update our blog with information about payment as we receive it. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get up to the minute information on payment or info on new class action settlements for which you may be eligible.

Can you help me collect my money?

Unfortunately, we cannot help you fill out your claim forms or collect money for you. MySettlementClaims.com is not a law firm and does not represent you in any case. The information on this website should not be considered legal advice. The website simply provides a service to help you determine your own eligibility for multiple class action settlement claims. You are always welcome to consult your own lawyer.

What is a "Lead Plaintiff" in a class action?

A "lead plaintiff" represents class members who are similarly situated. These plaintiffs do the "grunt" work of the lawsuit including testifying at depositions and providing information to class counsel about their experiences. They are usually compensated for the extra work they put into the litigation out of the settlement fund in addition to the normal class member award.

Am I giving up anything by filing a claim?

Usually, by filing a settlement claim, you are giving up your right to opt out of the class action and sue the defendant separately. You can view the legal notice for each class action for more information.

What if I choose not to file a claim?


If you are an eligible class member for a specific lawsuit, you may be giving up your right to any award if you don't file a claim by the listed deadline or opt out of the class action lawsuit. See the individual legal notices for more information.

Can I object to the settlement?


See the individual class notices for specific information on how to object to a settlement.

Do I have a lawyer in cases for which I am eligible to file a claim?

If you are an eligible class member, you are automatically represented by "class counsel" approved by the court. You are not charged for these lawyers. The legal notice will describe their anticipated fee award. If you want to hire your own lawyer, at your own cost, you may do so.

Can I still file a claim if the eligibility guide says I may not be eligible?

The eligibility guide is just an informational guide to help you determine eligibility. It is not binding on you and should not be considered legal advice. Even if the eligibility guide states that you may not be eligible for specific claims, it will provide you with links to those claims forms if you feel you are eligible and you would like to make a claim.

Where can I get more information for individual settlements?

You can find more information from the individual settlement's Legal Notice (provided at the end of the eligibility guide process) or the Settlement Administrator's website.

Who do I contact with questions?

Questions about the use of this website can be submitted through the Contact Us page. Questions regarding individual settlements should be directed to the appropriate Settlement Administrator or to your lawyers. See the Settlement Administrator's website for your lawyer's contact information.