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Western Union Class Action Settlement of Money Transer Lawsuit | Tennille v. The Western Union Co.

If you initiated a Western Union money transfer in the U.S. and your money transfer was not redeemed within 60 days, You May Be Entitled to Benefits from the Western Union Class Action Lawsuit Settlement.

Western Union class actionWestern Union Financial Services, Inc. and The Western Union Company (“Western Union” or “Defendants”) have reportedly agreed to a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against Western Union in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado (captioned as Tennille v. The Western Union Co., Case No. 09-cv-00938-JLK) alleging, among other things, that Western Union failed to timely notify its customers of unredeemed Western Union Transactions in the U.S. who used Western Union’s money transfer services, according to the Western Union money transfer class action settlement notice.

The proposed Western Union settlement class reportedly includes, unless otherwise excluded,

All persons who initiated any Western Union Transaction (i.e., a consumer-to-consumer, consumer-to-business, or business-to-consumer money transfer transaction initiated using Western Union’s services, such as Dinero En Minutos, Envio Plus, Equity Accelerator, Mexico Giro Paisano, Money in Minutes, Money Transfer, Next Day, Quick Cash, Quick Collect, Quick Pay, Speedpay, and Swiftpay) in the U.S. on or after January 1, 2001 and on or before the date of Preliminary Approval, whose Western Union Transaction was not redeemed within 60 calendar days; and who either  have not claimed their money transfer funds (nor had that money claimed on their behalf) from Western Union; or were informed by written communication that their money was about to escheat to the state, district, territory, or United States jurisdiction in which their money transfer was initiated, and who sought and received a refund of their money but did not receive a payment for interest that Western Union earned on the money.

The Western Union class action settlement reportedly provides that Western Union will create a Class Settlement Fund reportedly estimated to be about $180 million from which class members can make claims.  The Western Union settlement also reportedly will create procedures to help class members recover money that was escheated as well as certain prospective relief regarding notices to customers of unredeemed funds.  Claim forms reportedly will be mailed to settlement class members after the settlement become effective and all appeals resolved and the deadline to file the claims will reportedly be 180 calendar days after the Settlement Effective Date.  The Western Union settlement has reportedly been approved by the district court, but appeals have been filed.

For additional information about the Western Union class action settlement you can write the Tennille v. Western Union Settlement Administrator at PO Box 3058, Portland, OR 97208-3058, send an email to info@MoneyTransferSettlement.com, call 1-877-316-3151 or visit the Western Union class action settlement website at moneytransfersettlement.com.

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  • Elizabeth Scott May 5, 2014, 2:47 pm

    I need to do is there a claim form for all of the settle in court banks. Did I miss any. Tennille is my lawyers.

  • dennis September 1, 2014, 5:33 pm

    what do i need to do and where do i get the claim form i call western union and they told me i will be mail a claim form that was last year it been 2012 and i still having got any form or a call and no money when is this going to end just give me my money that belone to me i not happy at all they really need to take care of there customer better then this please tell me when i going to get my own money back it been 2 years

  • tyrone September 3, 2014, 11:04 am

    how do i claim or get a claim form please i need help getting my money back from 2001

  • Demetris Blanks March 5, 2015, 8:41 pm

    Western Union is still up to their tricks again. On Feb.13, 2015 I went to J. H. Mini Market Gas station to pick up money sent from chicago to indianapolis,—-3 days Fri., Sat., and Sun., and finally went home on line with the MCTN number told me the money was already pick up. I feel like I been robbed or something. I really need that money and still do. I am so mad, I have four kids, and Hell it’s hard out here. And Western Union —people you think you can trust steals your money. I will never use their service again, and I let all of my family and friends know too. They probably going bankrupt or something.

  • sylvia March 8, 2015, 12:43 am

    Anyone know the time frame for Western Union to file an appeal? Hey I’m all for due process but this is really to much B.S….TWO YEARS really!!!!

  • Luis June 25, 2015, 2:43 pm

    I purchase a MO of $450 dollars and send it to DHS , they send back the MO I when back to HEB San Antonio tx ( 6/25/2105 ) ,to get a refund but they told I oculdnt because their bank don’t take the money order with the stamp for the DHS in the front of the money order , then because they can’t read the amount in letters, I show them the recipt of purchase and the stub where state the amount on letter and number and they refuse to give me a refund , I think this is because their fraudulent practices from western union , here the vendors of wester Union are a complices of this fraud bid sus why they don’t inform the costumer that he or she will go thru hell to get a refund in some cases , whey they keep selling Webster Union money ordenes like its a good standing company, why the Districts attorneys of the stars don’t take action agains this company and regulate his practices that hurt millions of consumers and deprive their hard earned money wille they cash interest and profit from it .

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