Thursday, May 5, 2011

BAR / BRI Class Action Settlement

Carmel and I filed claims in the BAR / BRI class action case in the fall of 2007.  Since then I have seen various news reports about appeals, delays, etc., but I hadn't paid too much attention.  I think the case was even dismissed at one point and then refiled.

Anyway, Carmel got a settlement check last week for $345.54.  There was language on the check stub which says that the District Court has approved a partial distribution in the case.  It says that this check that she received represents her partial award.  It also says that the balance of her net settlement proceeds will be distributed after all outstanding appeals have been resolved. 

I'm still waiting for my first check.  It seems like she will get two checks.  Did anyone else file a claim?  Has anyone else received a check yet?  If so, for how much?  They give a number to call if we have questions (1-888-285-7850), but I have been too busy to look into it.  I figured I'd take the easy way out and ask the law blog readers if anyone has any news.  Anyone?

1 comment:

Nathan Hinch said...

Just got my letter and claim form this week for the case in CA. Tempted to reject the Kaplan portion of it that merely offered a voucher for a class. Hopefully I will not be needing those services going forward!