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    Domestic Air Class Action Lawsuit - wife got this in the mail.

    Wife got this in the mail...we try to sign up for as much of these as possible, the most you'll get is maybe $35 or $50 bucks for each settlement, but every little bit counts.

    Dear Class Member:

    Our records show you may have purchased a domestic airline ticket from American, Delta, Southwest, United, Continental Airlines, or US Airways between July 1, 2011 and June 14, 2018. Southwest and American Airlines (the “Settling Defendants”) have agreed to settle nationwide litigation by passengers who claim the four largest U.S. carriers along with Continental Airlines and US Airways conspired to increase fares on domestic flights. The Settling Defendants deny that they did anything wrong, have asserted defenses to the claims, and have settled to avoid the burden and expense of litigation.

    Are you included?

    The Settlement Classes include persons and entities who purchased air passenger transportation services for flights within the United States and its territories and the District of Columbia from American, Delta, Southwest, United, Continental, or US Airways at any time between July 1, 2011 and December 20, 2017 for the Southwest settlement and between July 1, 2011 and June 14, 2018 for the American settlement.

    What do the Settlements provide?

    Southwest has agreed to pay $15 million and American has agreed to pay $45 million. The Settling Defendants have agreed to provide certain cooperation in the ongoing litigation against the Non-Settling Defendants.

    How can I get a payment?

    At this time, it is unknown how much you may receive. A distribution plan will be prepared later or at the conclusion of the litigation. Given the number of Settlement Class Members, it may not be economically practical to distribute money until additional settlements or judgments are achieved. If you want to receive a notice about the claims process or future settlements, you should register at the website below. Class Counsel will pursue the lawsuit against the Non-Settling Defendants, and these Settlements may help pay expenses for Class Counsel to do so. If no additional settlements or judgments are achieved, money may be distributed to a charitable, government, or non-profit organization(s) as ordered by the Court.

    What are my rights?

    Even if you do nothing you can participate in the Settlements and will also be bound by their terms. If you want to keep your right to sue Southwest and/or American yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Settlements by January 4, 2019. If you stay in the Settlements, you may object to them but only if you do so before January 4, 2019.

    The Court will hold a hearing on March 22, 2019 to consider whether to approve the Settlements and a request for attorneys’ fees up to 30% of the Settlement Funds, plus reimbursement of costs and expenses incurred as Class Counsel pursues claims against the other Defendants. You or your own lawyer may appear and speak at the hearing at your own expense.

    For more information, visit or call 1-866-459-3634.
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    Here is a fox news report about it, so its probably legit.

    Yeah, I saw an article discussing this today. It's definitely legitimate, but nothing too exciting. In all likelihood, no one besides the lawyers will actually see any money out of the existing settlements. It's stated in the letter already -- if no further judgements/settlements happen, the settlement cash will likely be distributed to a charity or something. After legal fees (typically 30%), administrative costs, and so on, there won't be enough cash involved for anyone to get anything. There are an estimated 140 million people in the class, so the $60 million isn't enough to even cover the stamp to send everyone an empty envelope.
    "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"