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Fifth Third Bank Class Action Settlement Involving Overdraft Fees


This is a settlement for the Fifth Third Bancorp Excessive Overdraft Fees lawsuit.

Chicago, IL: A notification program begun, as ordered by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the "Court"), to alert people who have or had a bank account with Fifth Third Bank ("Fifth Third") about a proposed class action settlement.

The lawsuit alleges that Fifth Third improperly assessed overdraft fees for insufficient funds on debit card purchases and/or ATM withdrawals by "re-sequencing" transactions in order to maximize the number of overdraft fees. Fifth Third denies all of the Plaintiffs' claims and says that it did nothing wrong.

The Settlement Class includes all persons in the United States who hold or held a Fifth Third Account and who at any time from October 21, 2004 through July 1, 2010, incurred at least one Overdraft Fee associated with at least one Fifth Third Debit Card Transaction.

The settlement will establish a Settlement Fund of $9.5 million and provide payments of up to three times the Overdraft Fees that Settlement Class Members paid in any continuous 45 day period between October 21, 2004 and July 1, 2010. Settlement Class Members may submit claims online at OverdraftSettlement.com or by completing and mailing a claim form.

Notices will be sent to Settlement Class Members, appear on Fifth Third's website (www.53.com), and are scheduled to appear in selected local newspapers leading up to a hearing on March 16, 2011, when the Court will consider whether to grant final approval to the settlement.

Those affected by this settlement can submit a claim for benefits or they can ask to be excluded from, or object to, the settlement and its terms. The deadline for exclusions and objections is February 23, 2011. The claim deadline is May 2, 2011.

A toll-free number, 1-888-235-7491, has been established in the case known as Schulte, et al. v. Fifth Third Bank, Case No. 1:09-CV-06655, along with a website, www.OverdraftSettlement.com, where the notice, claim form and settlement agreement may be obtained.

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Published on Nov-29-10


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this is not fair I moved away from state did not know about suit and now they are trying to get money from me I do not owe and will not pay! I was not notified of this suit , new mexico does not have these banks so nothing on news here either! not fair that I will have to pay for their unjust ways

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