How do I know if I am part of the settlement?
Unless you excluded yourself, you are included in the settlement as long as you are a member of the Class. Judge Kane decided that everyone who fits this description is a Class member:
All persons (a) who initiated any Western Union Transaction in the United States on or after January 1, 2001 and on or before January 3, 2013, whose Western Union Transaction was not redeemed within 60 calendar days; and (b) who either (i) have not claimed their money transfer funds (nor had that money claimed on their behalf) from Western Union; or (ii) were informed by written communication that their money was about to escheat to the state, district, territory, or U.S. jurisdiction in which their money transfers were initiated, and who sought and received a refund of their money but did not receive a payment for interest Western Union earned on that money. Again, a “Western Union Transaction” means a consumer-to-consumer, consumer-to-business, or business-to-consumer money transfer transaction initiated using Western Union’s services, including Dinero En Minutos, Envio Plus, Equity Accelerator, Mexico Giro Paisano, Money in Minutes, Money Transfer, Next Day, Quick Cash, Quick Collect, Quick Pay, Speedpay, and Swiftpay.
If you were sent a notice in the mail, Western Union’s records indicate you may have transferred money between January 1, 2001 and January 3, 2013 and that money was not redeemed within 60 days. If you fall within the description of the previous paragraph, then you are part of the settlement and your rights will be affected, unless you actively exclude yourself.
Excluded from membership in the Class are the following: (1) Western Union and its affiliates, and officers and employees of Western Union and its affiliates; (2) persons who timely and validly exclude themselves from the Class; (3) state and federal governmental entities; and (4) the judge to whom this case is assigned and any member of the judge’s immediate family.
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