If You Were Sent a Text Message from The Western Union Company, You May Be Entitled to a Payment from a Class Action Settlement.

A federal court authorized this website. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that The Western Union Company (“Western Union”) sent text messages to wireless telephone numbers without prior express written consent of the recipients in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”). Western Union denies the allegations in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right.

Settlement Class Members who submit Valid Claims will be entitled to a share of the Settlement Fund.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read the official Notice carefully.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
(February 22, 2016)
Submit a Claim Form seeking cash payment.

Give up your right to be part of another lawsuit, arbitration or proceeding against Western Union for the same legal claims resolved by this Settlement.
OPT OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT
(February 22, 2016)
Request to be excluded and receive no benefits from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own lawsuit against Western Union for the claims at issue in the Settlement.
OBJECT
(February 22, 2016)
Remain in the Settlement and write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. If you would like benefits from the Settlement, you will need to file a Claim Form.

Give up your right to be part of another lawsuit, arbitration or proceeding against Western Union for the same legal claims resolved by this Settlement.
GO TO A HEARING
(Monday, April 11, 2016)
Remain in the Settlement and ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

Give up your right to be part of another lawsuit, arbitration or proceeding against The Western Union for the same legal claims resolved by this Settlement.
DO NOTHING Get no benefits.

Give up your right to be part of another lawsuit, arbitration or proceeding against Western Union for the same legal claims resolved by this Settlement.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained here.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit qualifying Claim Forms. Please be patient.



NOTICE: This website provides a summary of the Settlement and is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the text of this website and the original text upon which it is based, the text of the original document shall prevail.


Questions? Contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-877-841-8156 or by email at info@WesternUnionTCPASettlement.com

Important Dates

  • Settlement Class Period
    March 12, 2010 through November 10, 2015
  • February 22, 2016
    Deadline to Exclude yourself from the Settlement
  • February 22, 2016
    Deadline to Object to the Settlement
  • February 22, 2016
    Deadline to File Online Claim
  • February 22, 2016
    Postmark Deadline for Claim Filing
  • April 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
    Fairness Hearing
    Everett McKinley Dirksen
    United States Courthouse
    219 South Dearborn Street
    Courtroom 2125
    Chicago, Illinois 60604