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Hirsch Airline Miles Class Action Settlement

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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

Settlement Amount

  • 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.

Claim Form

Important Dates

  • 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

Contact Information

  • 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
  • Email: N/A

Settlement Website

Rite Aid Corporation Store Manager Overtime Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

  • Two different classes of plaintiff make up the class action law suit for Rite Aid managers. Both of them consist of current or former Rite Aid store managers who worked at a Rite Aid store during the appropriate time. The class action suit in New York covers anyone worked at a Rite Aid in the state of New York from October 30, 2002 through today. The FLSA class covers anyone who worked in any other state as a Rite Aid manager from March 31, 2007 through today.

Settlement Amount

  • It’s impossible to say up front how much money each claimant will receive in the Rite Aid manager class suit, as it depends on two big factors: how many other people make a claim in the case, and how long the person way employed at Rite Aid. What’s important to note though, is that once the settlement funds are put aside, the court fees will be taken out first, then the lawyers fees (which usually don’t amount to more than 25% of the total amount), then the rest will be distributed among the people who make up the class action suit.

Proof of Purchase

  • Since this law suit isn’t a consumer matter, there’s no issue of proof of purchase being necessary. The only proof that’s needed is the requested documents.

Claim Form

Rite Aid Store Manager Class Action Law Suit Notes

  • Indergit v. Rite Aid Corp. and Rite Aid of New York Inc.
  • Case No. 1:08-cv-09361

A class action lawsuit filed back on October 30, 2008, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, by Yatram Indergit on behalf of people who were store managers for Rite Aid alleges that Rite Aid did not pay their salaried store managers for any hours they worked over 40 in a single work week, violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state law specifically (which explains why there are two classes).

Rite Aid denies that they did anything wrong in this matter, and argues that they did in fact comply with all local and federal labor laws. But, to avoid the time and expense that comes along with a court case, they have agreed to settle this matter out of court. That means all Rite Aid store managers from the applicable time are eligible to file to get their share of the money. Managers who worked for a longer time will be eligible for a larger share.

There is no online claim form for the class action suit against Rite Aid. All potential claimants will need to submit their claim forms either through mail, through email, through fax or through an overnight delivery service.

Important Dates

  • October 10, 2017: Anyone choosing to opt out of the suit will need to submit by this date
  • November 7, 2017: All claimants submitting for the suit will need to have their forms postmarked by this date
  • January 11, 2018: A fairness hearing in the Rite Aid class action suit will be held on this date

Contact Information

  • Mail: Indergit v. Rite Aid Claims Administrator, c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants, P.O. Box 404000, Louisville, KY 40233-4000
  • Phone: 1-888-663-7192
  • Fax: 1-888-663-7189
  • Email: sm2008settlement@kccllc.com

Settlement Website

CHC Group Securities Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

  • Anyone who purchased or acquired CHC Group Ltd. common stock from January 16, 2014 to July 10, 2014

Settlement Amount

  • The settlement amount will be based on how many people file claims (the total settlement pool is $3,850,000)

Proof of Purchase

  • Not required (simply file a claim form with the class members name and contact information)

Claim Form

CHC Group Securities Class Action Settlement

  • Rudman, et al v. CHC Group, Ltd., et al.
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

A class action lawsuit was filed against CHC claiming that CHC’s January 16, 2014 IPO Offering materials omitted to disclose that one of CHC’s two largest customers, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. had stopped making payments on its contracts with CHC starting as far back as April, 2013.  Class members claim that this disclosure caused CHC’s stock price to decline $7.63 per share, nearly 12% below its July 9, 2014 closing price, and more than 23% below the January 16, 2014 IPO price.

CHC Group Securities class members will be represented by Andrew J. Levander, Neil A. Steiner, Andrew Spievack, and Sarah Lyons from Dechert LLP.  CHC has retained the services of Charles S. Duggan, Andrew Ditchfield, and Alyssa Beaver Gomez from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

 

Important Dates

  • November 2, 2017: claim form deadline
  • September 11, 2017: exclude or object to settlement deadline
  • September 11, 2017: settlement fairness hearing to determine of the settlement is fair and reasonable

Contact Information

  • Mail: Rudman, et al v. CHC Group, Ltd., et al.Claims Administratorc/o A.B. Data, Ltd., P.O. Box 170700, Milwaukee, WI 53217
  • Phone: 1-866-905-8103
  • Email: info@chcgroupsecuritieslitigation.com

Settlement Website

Hooters TCPA Class Action Settlement: $20 or $50 Gift Cards for Class Members

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Who is a Class Member

  • Anyone in the United States who received a promotional text message from Hooters of America on 1/28/15 that read “Hooters Fans: Our mClub has moved! Don’t worry, you’ll still receive exclusive news, just from a new number. Reply STOP to unsubscribe Msg&Data Rates may apply.

Settlement Amount

  • $50 Hooters gift card for tier one class members
  • $20 Hooters gift card for tier two class members

Proof of Purchase

  • Claim ID and PIN from notice (or Telephone number for people who did not receive a notice but believe they are a class member)

Claim Form

Hooters TCPA Class Action Settlement

  • Etzel v. Hooters of America LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-01055
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

A class action lawsuit was filed against Hooters of America claiming they sent a text message without gaining consent of the recipients to receive such messages or had revoked any previously given consent.  Class members claim Hooters of America violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (aka TCPA) which prevents such text messages from going out without gaining consent.

Hooters came to a settlement agreement in August of 2107 to create a settlement fund that will cover court costs, class counsel’s attorney fees, and the costs of settlement administration.  The HOA TCPA Settlement fund will be 1.29 million dollars and class members who file valid claims will receive $20 or $50 gift cards.  Class members that are eligible to collect $50 are those who opted out of receiving text messages from Hooters, such as by texting a “STOP” message (known as tier one class members).  Class members that are eligible to collect $20 are those who opted out of receiving Hooters text messages by declining to respond to Hooters’ October 2013 text message that asked them to reaffirm their prior consent to receive text messages about Hooters’ mClub (known as tier two class members).

Class members in the case will be represented by W. Pitts Carr, Alex D. Weatherby, Nicholas P. Panayotopoulos, and David Ghattas.  Hooters of America has hired Becca J. Wahlquist and Alisa P. Cleek.

Important Dates

  • December 20th, 2017: claim filing deadline
  • February 2nd, 2018: settlement fairness hearing (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a settlement gift card)
  • January 28th, 2015: date the text message was sent by Hooters of America

Contact Information

  • Mail: HOA TCPA Settlement Administrator, c/o KCC Class Action Services, P.O. Box 404000, Louisville KY, 40233-4000
  • Phone: 1-888-334-1086
  • Email: N/A

Settlement Website