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St. Louis County Failure to Appear Fee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

St. Louis County is settling a class action alleging it improperly charged defendants in municipal court a failure to appear (FTA) fee or warrant fee. The fee was the amount charged by the county for defendants who failed to appear in a municipal court case, which was normally $75.

Docket Number:

17SL-CC04021

Company: St. Louis County, Missouri

Filing Deadline: January 25, 2023

Class Period: October 27, 2012 to December 4, 2020

Objection Deadline: June 30, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: June 30, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: August 9, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you paid an FTA or warrant fee to St. Louis County between October 27, 2012 and December 4, 2020.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The first 5,000 persons who submit a valid claim form will receive a check for $75. Those who submit valid claim forms after that will receive a check for $50. Any funds that are not claimed after six months after the final approval of the settlement will go back to the county.

Total Settlement Amount: $675,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Law Offices of Phil Horwitz, LLC
Schultz and Associates LLP

Claim Form: St. Louis County Failure to Appear Fee Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Cibulka, et al., v. St. Louis County

Settlement Website: St. Louis County Failure to Appear Fee Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Atticus Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

FTA Fee Class Action
c/o Atticus Administration
PO Box 64053
St. Paul, MN 55164
FTAFeeClassAction@atticusadmin.com
888-233-2228

Tags: Court Fees, Fees Fines Penalties Etc., Unlawful Fees