Hartnett v. Washington Federal Bank
Case No. 2:21-cv-00888-RSM (W.D. Washington)
NOTICE OF PENDING CLASS ACTION AND PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
IF YOU HAD A PERSONAL ACCOUNT WITH WASHINGTON FEDERAL BANK (“DEFENDANT”) AND YOU WERE CHARGED A NONSUFFICIENT FUNDS (“NSF”) FEE AND/OR OVERDRAFT (“OD”) FEE BETWEEN NOVEMBER 15, 2015, AND AUGUST 31, 2021, THEN YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
IF YOU HAD A BUSINESS ACCOUNT WITH DEFENDANT AND YOU WERE CHARGED AN NSF FEE AND/OR OD FEE BETWEEN JULY 1, 2020 AND AUGUST 31, 2021, THEN YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
|SUMMARY OF YOUR OPTIONS AND THE LEGAL EFFECT OF EACH OPTION
If you have been assessed the type of NSF fee and/or OD Fee that is being challenged in this case, then you will receive a payment from the Settlement Fund so long as you do not exclude yourself (described in the next box).
You can choose to exclude yourself from the settlement or “opt out.” This means you choose not to participate in the settlement. You will keep your individual claims against Defendant, but you will not receive a payment. If you want to recover against Defendant, then you will have to file a separate lawsuit or claim.
You can file an objection with the Settlement Administrator explaining why you believe the Court should reject the settlement. If your objection is overruled by the Court, you will receive a payment and you will not be able to sue Defendant for the claims asserted in this litigation. If the Court agrees with your objection, then the settlement may not be approved.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice.