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On April 16, 2013, the Court approved a distribution of checks concerning foreign transaction fee claims made 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.)

The Settlement Administrator will be issuing distribution checks to Authorized Claimants during the period from approximately mid-May to mid-July 2013. (Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for information on the distribution checks.) You should note that distribution checks will be void after 90 days from the date on the check. If you receive a settlement check, please promptly deposit it before the check’s 90-day expiration date.

Because of the large volume of checks (more than 7.4 million), the checks will be mailed over a period of approximately two months, beginning in mid-May, 2013. If you submitted a valid, timely claim and you have not received a check by the end of July 2013, 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.

Please continue to monitor this website for updates concerning the refund process. If you have changed your address, you should send any updated information to the Settlement Administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions
In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litigation (MDL 1409)

To view FAQs from the related matter, Ross, et al. v. American Express Co., et al., No. 04-5723, MDL No. 1409 (S.D.N.Y.) (Pauley, J.), please click here.

Spanish Version: Para leer las preguntas con frecuencia hechas en español, chascar aquí.

Status: The Court granted final approval of the settlement in a Memorandum and Order, dated October 22, 2009, and, on November 4, 2009, the Court entered a Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal in this case. Eleven appeals were filed challenging the Court's approval of the settlement. The appeals are now concluded: ten of the eleven appeals were either withdrawn or dismissed, and one appeal was decided against the appellant after briefing and oral argument. Please visit the "Documents" webpage on this website to obtain a copy of the Memorandum and Order and other documents concerning the settlement.

Refunds: On October 5, 2011 the Court entered an Order authorizing the Settlement Administrator to disburse the available settlement funds. Participation in this settlement has been extraordinary, with more than 10,000,000 claims submitted.

As of mid-January 2012, the Settlement Administrator had issued distribution checks for the valid, timely-filed claims submitted in the In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litig settlement.

On April 16, 2013, the Court approved a second distribution of checks for monies remaining in the Currency Conversion Fee settlement fund. This second “residual” distribution will be coordinated with the distribution of funds in connection with the settlement in the related matter Ross, et al. v. American Express Co., et al. (Click here to the Frequently Asked Questions concerning the American Express settlement).

The Settlement Administrator will be issuing distribution checks to Authorized Claimants. You should note that distribution checks will be void after 90 days from the date on the check. If you receive a settlement check, please promptly deposit it before the check’s 90-day expiration date.

Because of the large volume of checks (more than 7.4 million), the checks will be mailed over a period of approximately two months, beginning in mid-May, 2013. If you submitted a valid, timely claim and you have not received a check by the end of July 2013, 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. Please continue to monitor this website for updates concerning the refund process. If you have changed your address, you should send any updated information to the Settlement Administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs"): Information concerning the administration and timing of refunds will be posted to this website and in these FAQs. Please be advised that the deadlines concerning the submission of claims, opt-out requests and objections have passed.


Reminder: Information concerning the submission of claims, opt-out requests and objections is included for reference purposes. All of the deadlines concerning these settlement procedures have expired.



 Questions Relating to the Status of the Lawsuit and Claims
 Background Information Concerning the Lawsuit and Settlement
 Questions Relating to Refunds
Please note that any claim form postmarked after May 30, 2008 will be deemed untimely and, pursuant to the Court's October 22, 2009 Order, will be disallowed from participating in the In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litigation. settlement, although such late claims may be eligible to participate in the settlement of the related matter, Ross, et al. v. American Express Co., et al. (click here for more information). Also note that due to the large number of claims that were submitted prior to the May 30, 2008 deadline, refund amounts have been adjusted downward (or "pro-rated"). The information provided in the FAQs about the claim submission procedure is retained for reference.

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Current status last updated March 31, 2014

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