Who is a Class Member
- Anyone in the US who received an IRS Form 1099 in the mail from Citibank because they opened a Citibank deposit account and got American Airline frequent flyer miles is eligible to file a claim in this class action suit
- The exact settlement amount depends on how many valid claims are received and on each person’s unique circumstance, but we can get a good idea of how much each valid claim will get. People who paid taxes on the AA miles income can get a settlement award that’s up to 70% of the reported income depending on their federal tax rate. For example, someone who paid taxes on $1,000 will receive up to $245. People who don’t verify their tax amount will get up to $40
Proof of Purchase
- It’s not necessary to prove how much you were taxed to file a claim, but without proof, people will receive the minimum amount. So it’s important to have the proper tax forms to make sure you receive the maximum claim you’re eligible to
Hirsch Airline Miles Class Action Law Suit Notes
A new class action law suit alleges that Citibank didn’t properly inform credit card applicants that they would be charged taxes on miles they received for signing up for a credit card, that American Airlines overvalued the miles, and that miles shouldn’t be reported as taxable income anyway. Citibank denies the charges against them, and actually filed several appeals, but has finally agreed to just settle out of court to avoid the hassle and expense of a court trial.
For the most part, people who are members in this class action suit against Citibank over airline miles know they’re a part, as they received a notice in the mail. But there are some occasions where people have moved, and their new address wasn’t available.
Class members do not need to have their own lawyers. The law firm of James C. Kelly, Esq. of the Law Office of James C. Kelly, and Samuel P. Sporn, Esq. of Schoengold & Sporn has been appointed to represent the plaintiff. Their fees will come out of the class settlement fund, which is currently $1,750,000, meaning people don’t need to pay anything to join the law suit.
- November 27, 2017: All claims forms in the class action law suit against Citibank must be filed online or postmarked in the mail by this date
- October 11, 2017: This is the date to either exclude yourself from the settlement or to object to the settlement
- January 31, 2018: A final fairness hearing in the AA Citibank class action law suit will be held on this date
- Mail: Hirsch Airline Miles Settlement, c/o Rust Consulting, Inc., Settlement Administrator – 5671, P.O. Box 2599, Faribault, MN 55021-9599
- Phone: 1 (866) 403-0679
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