Charlotte-Mecklenburg Pledge Fund Deductions Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The City of Charlotte, North Carolina is settling a class action about a Pledge Fund it established for Police Department employees, for which it deducted $5 from weekly paychecks. The complaint alleged that the police employees believed it would be a good benefit for them and that the North Carolina General Assembly had authorized the city to approve and administer the fund; in fact, it claimed, it had not been authorized, was not sustainable, and finally failed.

Docket Number:

21-CVS- 4063

Company: City of Charlotte, North Carolina

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: March 16, 2011

Objection Deadline: March 7, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: March 7, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: April 3, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if (1) you were a Charlotte-Mecklenburg employee and a payroll deduction was taken from your paycheck for the Pledge Fund on or after March 16, 2011, and (2) you did not get a payout from the Pledge Fund when a qualifying separating event occurred.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Check for a prorated share of the net settlement fund, based on deductions taken from your paycheck.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,173,173

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Knott & Boyle, PLLC
Taylor & Taylor Attorneys at Law, PLLC

Case Name: Wright et al. v. The City of Charlotte

Settlement Website: Strategic Claims City of Charlotte Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Strategic Claims Services

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Wright v. City of Charlotte Exclusion
c/o Strategic Claims Services
600 N. Jackson Street, Suite 205
Media, PA 19063

Tags: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Failure to provide proper notice and/or obtain proper authorization, Improper Deductions from Pay, Negligent Misrepresentation