If you initiated a money transfer in the United States with Western Union
between January 1, 2001 and January 3, 2013 and your money transfer was not redeemed within 60 days, you may be eligible to receive payment from a class action settlement.
This settlement involves a lawsuit over whether Western Union Financial Services, Inc. (“WUFSI”) and The Western Union Company (collectively, “Western Union”) timely notified its customers of unredeemed Western Union Transactions in the United States using Western Union’s money transfer services. Western Union denies it did anything wrong. The settlement provides for refunds to Western Union customers and releases Western Union from liability.
If you received a notice in the mail, Western Union’s records indicate that you may have initiated a money transfer between January 1, 2001 and January 3, 2013, which was never redeemed and that you may be entitled to a refund under the settlement.
The settlement establishes a Class Settlement Fund, currently estimated to be about $180 million, and offers reimbursements of the unredeemed funds and interest earned on those funds to eligible Class members. Additionally, the settlement establishes procedures to assist certain Class members in recovering money that may have “escheated” to their respective states. In the future, Western Union will notify their customers of covered Western Union services if their money transfers have not been redeemed within 60 days.
Class members will be sent claim forms if and when the Court approves the settlement. Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act. Please read the materials on this website, including the notice carefully, as they describe how this class action settlement may affect your rights and options.
|Deadline to Submit a Claim Form
||This is the only way to receive a refund payment from the settlement. Claim forms will become available after the Court approves the settlement and all appeals, if any, are final.
|Deadline to Exclude
Yourself from the Class
||May 15, 2013
||If you opt out of the settlement, you will not be eligible to receive the Settlement Benefits, but you keep your right to sue on your own regarding any claims that are part of the settlement.
|Deadline to Object or Comment
||May 15, 2013
||You may write to the Court about why you do, or do not, like the settlement. You must remain in the Class to comment in support of, or in opposition to, the settlement.
|Attend a Hearing
||June 24, 2013
||You may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.
||If you do nothing, you will not receive a refund payment from the settlement. You will also give up your right to sue on your own regarding any claims that are part of the settlement.