City of Ferguson, Missouri Court Fee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The City of Ferguson, Missouri has entered into a settlement to resolve a class action alleging that it charged illegal fees in violation of Missouri law. The fees in question are warrant fees and failure to appear fees.

Docket Number:

14SL-CC04195

Company: City of Ferguson

Filing Deadline: May 18, 2020

Class Period: December 8, 2009

Objection Deadline: May 1, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: May 6, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof. Presumably city records will be used for verification.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a Missouri citizen:

Who paid a failure to appear fee to the city on or after December 8, 2009;
Who were assessed a failure to appear fee to the city on or after December 8, 2009 and now owe this fee;
Who paid a warrant fee to the city on or after December 8, 2009; and
Who were assessed a warrant fee on or after December 8, 2009 and now owe this fee.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies. Class members are entitled to a partial refund of up to 80% of any warrant fee or failure to appear fee they have paid since December 9, 2009 Those who were assessed such fees but did not pay them will have such fees forgiven. Also, Ferguson has agreed not to charge any further such warrant fees or failure to appear fees until 2022, unless specifically allowed by law.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,098,216.61

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
ArchCity Defenders
Campbell Law LLC
Saint Louis University Law Clinic

Claim Form: City of Ferguson, Missouri Court Fee Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Carter v City of Ferguson

Settlement Website: City of Ferguson, Missouri Court Fee Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Atticus Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Carter v City of Ferguson
c/o Atticus Administration
PO Box 64053
Saint Paul, MN 55164
FergusonFee@AtticusAdmin.com
1-888-900-8779

Tags: Court Fees, Unfair Charges