Contant, et al v. Bank of America Corp., et al.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York,  No. 17-cv-3139-LGS

What is this About?

 

This lawsuit alleges Citigroup, MUFG Bank, Standard Chartered, Société Générale, Bank of America, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC, RBS, and UBS (the “Defendants”) conspired to fix foreign currency (“FX”) instrument prices causing people to be overcharged when purchasing an FX Instrument from an individual  or entity and that individual or entity transacted in an FX Instrument directly with a Defendant or one of Defendants’ alleged co- conspirators. Defendants maintain that these claims lack merit. The settlements are not evidence of liability or wrongdoing. On November 19, 2020, the Court granted final approval of the Settlements.


Who’s Included?

 

You are if: (1) you purchased an FX Instrument from an individual  or entity from December 1, 2007 through July 17, 2020, and that individual or entity in turn transacted in an FX Instrument directly with a Defendant or alleged co-conspirator; and (2) you lived in NY, AZ, CA, FL, IL, MA, MN, or NC at the time of the transaction.


What do the Settlements provide?

 

The $23,630,000 Settlement Fund, less court-approved fees and costs, will be distributed based on the greater of (1) a pro rata award based on transaction volume of FX Instrument purchases with a discount applied for purchases after December 31, 2013, or (2) a de minimis award. See the Plan of Allocation located in the Documents Sections for detailed payout information.


How can I get payment?

 

To ensure that a Settlement Class Member is able to participate in the distribution of funds, a Claim Form must be filed no later than March 19, 2021.  An online fillable version of the Claim Form ("Online Claim Form") is available on this website.  All documents to support your claim can be submitted on the website as well.  If you would like to file your claim online to participate in the Settlement, you can proceed to the Online Claim Form by clicking "Submit Claim". You can also download a pdf copy of this claim form and mail it to the Claims Administrator by clicking "Proof of Claim Form".  The address for the Claims Administrator can be found here under "Contact". Should you have any questions, please contact the Claims Administrator at 1-844-245-3777 or email at [email protected]


What are my Rights?


Do Nothing: If you do nothing, you will get no settlement proceeds but will be legally bound by all Court judgments and you won't be able to sue, or continue to sue, Defendants for the same claims in this action. 

Object: The deadline to file an Objection was October 15, 2020 and has now passed.

Exclude:  The deadline to exclude yourself was October 15, 2020 and has now passed.


When will the Court decide?

 

A Fairness Hearing was held on November 19, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, NY, NY 10007, in Courtroom 1106 to consider whether to approve the Settlements and fee application.  The Settlements were approved.

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Documents

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Submit Claim

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Important Dates

  • Claim Form Deadline.

    Friday, March 19, 2021 You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Friday, March 19, 2021 or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, March 19, 2021.
  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than October 15, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline.

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Fairness Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than October 15, 2020.
  • Fairness Hearing Date.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for November 19, 2020, at 11:30 a.m.  Please check this website for updates.

Important Documents

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