Who is a Class Member
The Costco MGM Gift Card class action settlement includes “all individuals in the United States who, from October 24, 2010 to July 31, 2018, purchased an MGM Gift Card and were assessed an inactivity fee that was deducted from the balance of funds remaining on the Gift Card.”
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Each Class Member who files a valid claim will receive a proportionate share of the $150,000 Settlement Fund after payment of notice and administrative expenses, attorneys’ fees, and an incentive award. The amount of this payment will depend on how many of the Class Members file valid claims.
Proof of Purchase
Costco MGM Gift Card Settlement Notes
- Hanson v. MGM Resorts International, et al.
- Case No. 2:16-cv-01661-RAJ
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
In October 2016, plaintiff David Hanson filed this class action lawsuit against MGM and Costco alleging the companies sold and issued gift cards for use at MGM’s hotels, resorts, and casinos without making the required pre-sale disclosures, and for levying unlawful fees on consumers who purchased the gift cards.
State and federal laws require that parties selling gift cards provide consumers with specific disclosures to ensure that consumers are aware of their rights, obligations, and any fees associated with the gift cards prior to their purchase. Those required disclosures include applicable inactivity fees— including the amount, frequency, and conditions that must be met before such fees can be levied against the purchaser of a gift card.
Hanson contends that the MGM Gift Cards sold by MGM and Costco failed to provide these accurate presale disclosures required by State and federal law. Specifically, Hanson states that inactivity fees were assessed against the MGM gift cards after just twelve months of non-use, and in excess of the maximum fees allowed by State law.
“As a result of Defendants misrepresenting and failing to disclose the actual terms of the MGM Gift Cards, Plaintiff and numerous other consumers incurred substantial—and unlawful—inactivity fees, often without the knowledge that such fees would be incurred,” the Costco MGM gift card class action lawsuit alleges.
MGM and Costco deny they violated any law, but have agreed to the Settlement to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with continuing the case. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Costco MGM Gift Card settlement website.
- 10/29/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 10/15/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 11/9/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.GiftCardClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Hanson v. MGM Resorts International, et al., Settlement Administrator – Heffler Claims Group, P.O. Box 58608
Philadelphia, PA 19102-8608
- Phone: 1-800-335-2852
- Rafey Balabanian and Eve-Lynn Rapp of Edelson PC