District of Columbia Workers’ Comp 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:

This is a settlement of a case that alleged that the District of Columbia failed to pay cost-of-living (COLA) benefits to employees injured in union positions while paying them to employees injuring in non-union positions. 

Docket Number:

07-1206 (EGS)

Filing Deadline: January 11, 2016

Class Period: June 27, 2004

Objection Deadline: January 11, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: January 11, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: February 19, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

Verifiable information about job title, bargaining unit, etc.


You may be eligible if you were injured while working for the District of Columbia in a union position, received workers’ compensation benefits between June 27, 2004 and October 2007, but did not receive one or more of the cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments awarded by the District Council during that time. The COLAs at issue were awarded on or about October 5, 2003 (2.5%), July 10, 2005 (4.0%), October 2, 2005 (3.0%), October 1, 2006 (3.0%) and October 14, 2007 (3.25%). 

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies according to salary, dates benefits were paid, and COLAs not paid, calculated according to a formula. See Question 9 at http://www.jonessettlement.com/Portals/jonessettlement/Notice.pdf. In the case that an overpayment of benefits of over $4,000 was made, amounts may be subtracted. Awards will also vary depending on the number of claims received. If there is enough money, claimants will rec

Total Settlement Amount: $8.1 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$1,500 to $5,000

Claim Form: Jones v. District of Columbia Settlement Claim Form


Settlement Website: Jones v. District of Columbia Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Settlement Services, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Settlement Services, Inc.

Jones Settlement Class Administrator

PO Box 10727

Tallahassee, FL 32302-2727

(855) 615-4344 

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