How to Submit a Claim for a Class Action Settlement
Class action settlements that offer compensation usually require Class Members to submit Claim Forms. Claim Forms are normally mailed directly to Class Members but in some cases Class Members must contact the Settlement Administrator to get a Claim Form or file a claim on a settlement website.
Read the Instructions CarefullyMake sure you read the directions carefully before filling out the claim form. If you fail to properly fill out the Claim Form if could cause your claim to be denied. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Claims Administrator. Finally, pay close attention to the Claim Form deadline to ensure the Settlement Administrator is still accepting claims.
Provide All Required Information and DocumentationMake sure to fill out all of the required fields in the Claim Form and make sure the information you provide accurate. If you submit an incorrect address or phone number, you may not be able to receive the benefits for which you are entitled as the Claims Administrator will have no way to contact you.
Finally, some settlements require claimants to submit documentation that supports their claim. Read the instructions carefully to make sure you understand the precise type of documentation you are required to submit in order to receive compensation. You may be asked to provide things such as securities transactions, proof of purchases, bank statements, or other information to support your claim.
Denial of Late Filed ClaimIn the event your claim is denied because it was submitted after the deadline for submitting Claim Forms, write the Claims Administrator a letter explaining the reasons for the late filed claim. This can be brought to the Court's attention and if you have a valid justification for filing your claim late the Court may allow the claim.