On December 21, 2014, the Court approved the Fourth and Final Distribution of checks concerning foreign transaction fee claims in connection with the settlements in the two related matters, In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litig. and Ross, et al. v. American Express Co., et al. (The initial distribution of checks in connection with the Currency Conversion Fee settlement was completed by mid-January 2012, a second distribution was completed by July 2013, and the third distribution checks were issued on November 26, 2014.)
The Settlement Administrator issued distribution checks in the Fourth and Final Distribution to Authorized Claimants on January 22, 2016. Eligible Authorized Claimants for this distribution are the top 100 claimants whose claims were reduced by the largest percentage amount under the reduction methodologies used for the prior distributions (due to the aggregate value of all claims exceeding the amount of available settlement funds).
The distribution checks in the Fourth and Final Distribution will be void after 45 days from the date on the check, or after March 7, 2016. If you receive a settlement check in the Fourth and Final Distribution, please promptly deposit it before the check’s 45 day expiration date.
If you experience any problems associated with your settlement check, please contact the Settlement Administrator or Co-Lead Class Counsel. To assist such inquiries, claimants should provide as much of the following information as possible: name, current address (and the address used when the claim was submitted, if different), current contact information (e.g., telephone or email), Claim number or Refund ID number, and the type of claim submitted.
THE COURT’S DECEMBER 21, 2015 ORDER PROVIDES THAT ANY REQUEST MADE AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 FOR A CHECK TO BE REISSUED SHALL BE REJECTED. ACCORDINGLY, NO FURTHER CHECKS WILL BE REISSUED FROM THE FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD DISTRIBUTIONS. THE COURT’S DECEMBER 21, 2015 ORDER ALSO PROVIDES THAT THE ACCOUNT FROM WHICH FUNDS WOULD BE DRAWN WHEN A CHECK IS PRESENTED TO A BANK IN CONNECTION WITH THESE SETTLEMENTS WILL BE CLOSED ON APRIL 21, 2016.