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FirstMerit Overdraft Fees Class Action Settlement

Closed Settlement Statement: 
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.
Settlement Structure: 
Case Summary: 

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that FirstMerit unlawfully rearranged the order by which debit card transactions were posted in customers’ deposit accounts to increase the number of overdrafts that their accounts would experience in any particular day and to improperly charge excessive and unwarranted overdraft fees. Plaintiffs also alleged that FirstMerit began “commingling” or grouping customers’ debit card transactions with checks and other non-check debits together for purposes of posting. The lawsuit also claimed that FirstMerit did not inform its customers of this commingling or its effect, combined with debit reordering, of greatly increasing the number of overdrafts and overdraft fees. 

Docket Number: 
Huntington Bancshares
Class Period: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 to Friday, August 13, 2010
Filing Deadline: 
Monday, June 19, 2017
Objection Deadline: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
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