Who is a Class Member
You are a member of the Sea World FACTA Receipt Class Action Settlement if “Sea World provided you with one or more electronically printed receipts at a point of a sale or transaction between March 28, 2013 and April 1, 2017, on which the expiration date of your personal, individual credit or debit card was printed.”
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- $25 Cash Payment or 2 Concession Certificates Valued Up to $9.50
Proof of Purchase
- Settlement Concession Certificate: No proof is required.
- Settlement Cash Consideration: Class members who submit a claim for a $25 cash payment must provide one or more receipts obtained from Sea World dated between March 28, 2013 through April 1, 2017, which displays the expiration date of your personal, individual credit or debit card.
Claim & Verification Form
Sea World FACTA Receipt Settlement Notes
- Diaz, et al. v. Sea World Entertainment Inc., et al.
- Case No. ECU10046
- Pending in the Superior Court for the State of California in and for the County of Imperial
Plaintiffs Christopher Diaz and Brendan Brown filed this class action lawsuit against Sea World in California Superior Court, alleging the theme park company violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) by willfully printing the expiration date of customers’ credit and debit cards on receipts, including receipts for parking and admission.
In this day and age, identity theft is rampant and no one is immune. Therefore, it is imperative that you feel safe about using your credit card or debit card when making purchases. That’s why Congress enacted the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act or FACTA. FACTA law prohibits businesses to print the expiration date of customers’ credit or debit cards on an electronically printed receipt. Additionally, the receipt must truncate the actual credit or debit card number on the receipt. This is to help prevent identity thieves from being able to piece together your personal information. Businesses that fail to comply with FACTA can face huge fines.
Sea World denies any liability and there has been no court ruling that Sea World has violated any laws. Under the terms of the Sea World FACTA receipt settlement, Sea World will pay either $25 cash to claimants who submit valid and timely claims, along with a copy of their receipt showing their expiration date or for claimants who do not have proof, Sea World will issue two $4.75 (total value $9.50) concession certificates. Note: These certificates are not gift cards and are not bound by gift card laws.
Complete details are provided in the Class Notice, which is available on the Sea World FACTA Receipt Settlement website.
Class members who wish to opt-out or object to the terms of the Sea World FACTA Receipt Settlement must do so by March 6, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before March 6, 2018.
- 3/6/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 3/6/18: Objection or Opt-Out Deadline
- 3/29/18: Final Hearing at 8:30 am 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.SeaWorldFACTAClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: SeaWorld FACTA Settlement Administrator, c/o Simpluris Inc., P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799
- Phone: 1-888-427-9239
- Email: SeaWorldFACTACase@simpluris.com
- Kenneth S. Gaines, Daniel F. Gaines, and Alex P. Katofsky of Gaines & Gaines APLC