You may be entitled to claim money from a class action settlement involving American Express gift cards
A proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit offers money to eligible users and holders of approximately 70 million American Express gift cards, plus benefits for others, including those who bought gift cards for other people. If you are included, you may submit a claim form, or you may exclude yourself from the settlement, or object to it. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois authorized this notice. Before any money is paid, the Court must decide whether to approve the settlement. Click the links at the left to learn more about your legal rights and options.
January 3, 2017 UPDATE: Appeals of the Court's March 8, 2016 order have been filed. Payments to qualified claims cannot be paid until all appeals are resolved. Appeals can take a significant amount of time to resolve. Please continue to visit this site for updates.
April 6, 2016 UPDATE: The Court held a fairness hearing on January 22, 2016. On March 3, 2016, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement and final judgment was entered on March 8, 2016. This website and the documents available for review have been updated to reflect the Court's order granting approval of the Settlement. Appeals of the Court's order have been filed. Claims will not be paid until the appeals are resolved.
November 17, 2015 UPDATE: The Claim Filing, Objection, and Exclusion Deadline has passed. The Court will hold a fairness hearing on January 22, 2016, to consider whether to approve (1) the settlement, (2) a request by the lawyers representing Class Members (Bock & Hatch LLC and also Morris and Associates) for $1,525,000 in in fees and costs, (3) $1,000 incentive awards for each Class representative (Saul Kaufman, Kimberly Stegich, Gordon Jarratt, and Amanda Rudd), and (4) a request by the lawyers representing individuals who have intervened in the class action for $1.5 million.
August 17, 2015 UPDATE: Motions for attorneys’ fees have been filed. This website and the documents available for review have been updated to reflect this.