Each year dozens of antitrust class action settlements pending throughout the country reach the stage where plaintiffs and defendants are ready to finalize a settlement to end costly litigation. These settlements range from tens of millions to several billion dollars.
Your company may be eligible for a settlement refund. In particular, larger or diverse companies with multiple lines of business or affiliated companies may qualify for multiple refunds for each business line or affiliated company. The settlement period for many of these cases can go back well over 10 years; therefore, the opportunity to receive refund money may be higher than you think.
If you think you may be eligible for any settlement, simply contact CCC-CRS. Consultations are free, and there may be opportunities you have not considered.
CCC-CRS contacted you because you may be eligible to receive refund money from one or more class action settlements. Based on your business, we thought you might be part of a class action that is eligible for a refund settlement. We want to help you recover your settlement money if possible.
CCC-Claims Recovery Specialists is a class action claims management consultant. We provide our clients with the highest level of professional services implementing industry leading ethical solutions without the risk of upfront cost. Founded in 2015, members of CCC-CRS have been responsible for obtaining hundreds of thousands in class action settlement “refund” recoveries.
If you received a legal notice, it may have come from the claims administrator designated by the court. CCC-CRS is not a claims administrator, nor is CCC-CRS class counsel.
Each case has its own criteria for membership in the settlement class. If you received or read a legal notice regarding possible eligibility, it is worth contacting CCC-CRS. We can determine your eligibility by filing the claim and consulting with the claims administrator.
Yes. Class action settlements are public record, but many claimants prefer to work with CCC-CRS because they do not have the capacity, expertise or resources to file the claim themselves. While you focus on your business, CCC-CRS will focus on a potential refund, as well as future opportunities for “found money.” We can also serve as consultants for claims or asset recoveries you may be considering.
The size of your refund depends on three factors.
All three factors can vary widely. We cannot predict the amount of your refund until all claims are submitted and approved. Let our experienced team help you get the maximum settlement recovery to which you are entitled.
No. The only reliable answer is that the more eligible spending you had during the settlement period, the larger your potential refund may be. However, many of our larger clients have received six and seven figure payouts from these types of settlement.
Class action administration can be a lengthy process. It can take over a year after the filing deadline, depending on the size and complexity of the settlement. We only get paid when you get paid, so we want you to receive your refund as quickly as possible!
Each settlement will have a claim form or Schedule of Purchases to state your estimated or documented amount of spending. In a “Direct” settlement the defendant companies (companies who sold you the product) will provide transaction records and other spending documentation to the claims administrator.
You’ll need to provide whatever you can. CCC-CRS will prepare your claim with whatever information you have. You can use spreadsheets, purchasing reports, invoices, or give reasonable estimates.
Many companies do not keep spending records beyond 7 years. The claims administrators understand this, especially since the settlement periods for major cases can extend back well over 10 years.
A well-documented claim is stronger, but CCC-CRS has helped companies get refund money using their best estimates. CCC-CRS will submit statements describing how clients arrived at their estimates. When necessary, CCC-CRS hires case-specific experts to advocate your claim. Some of our clients have received partial refunds even with minor documentation. Remember, there is no penalty if your spending estimates are challenged or denied by the claims administrator.
You can decide at any point whether to provide more information, or walk away. This is an opportunity, not an obligation.
Your business relationships will not be affected. Remember, the defendant companies paid money into the settlement fund to avoid lawsuits and other problems. They prefer to settle claims rather than continue litigation. Once they have paid into the fund, they do not know who gets the settlement money as they do not monitor claimant activity.
The process is confidential. Your claim is listed by number, not by name, and you are listed under CCC-Claims Recovery Specialists. CCC-CRS will file for you, and we will be the point of contact with the Claims Administrator. The refund is paid to CCC-CRS, as your third party filing agent. The claims administrator does not disclose your name, since CCC-CRS filed your claim.
Each settlement is different. A consumer settlement is different from a business-to-business antitrust settlement. Each settlement is unique in size, scope and eligibility factors.
Each refund is also different. For example, a company’s refund from a drywall settlement has no connection to a refund from an electronics settlement. The only guidelines are the size of your eligible spending, the size of the settlement fund, and how many other companies filed claims. The vast majority of eligible companies in a class action settlement will not file a claim, or respond to an inquiry from a claims administrator. That leaves more money for the eligible companies who do take action.
If there are related settlements which can benefit your company, CCC-CRS can file a claim for you in multiple cases. In some cases your purchases can overlap and lead to multiple refund opportunities.
When you hire CCC-CRS and become a CCC-CRS client, CCC-CRS will work within your guidelines to manage the claims process. CCC-CRS will notify you when we believe that you may be eligible to participate in valuable settlements; we will take action to assure that all of your eligible business units (e.g., subsidiaries, divisions, acquisitions and divestitures) are included in the claim process; to reduce the support needed from your in-house staff, we will provide advice on what, if any, documents need to be collected and maintained, and, when requested, we will assist in that effort; when required documents are not available or are too burdensome to collect, we will negotiate on your behalf to develop innovative alternatives to satisfy documentation requirements; we will prepare, assemble and submit your claim package, and manage it throughout the claims processing phase, including working with you to address any concerns or questions the claims administrator may have; we will provide regular updates on the recovery process; we will review your payment to assure that it has not been under calculated; and we will follow up with you to assure that your recovery check is deposited. CCC-CRS’s class action claims specialists are always available to answer any questions you may have.
When you wish to retain CCC-CRS to submit and manage your class action claims, go to the Class Action page of this website. Click “Learn more” below the appropriate class action title. Then, hit the “get started” button. Here you follow the directions to fill out the authorization agreement and e-sign. Once we receive the completed form, we can begin the claim submission process.
As detailed in our Authorization Agreement, CCC-CRS’s fees are an agreed-upon contingent commission which CCC-CRS will only be paid if you receive a recovery. CCC-CRS will receive your payment from the claims administrator, deduct the agreed upon amount, and then send to you the balance of the recovery together with a photocopy of the recovery check (or other documentation) that CCC-CRS receives from the claims administrator.
CCC-CRS’s settlement summary provides its clients and potential clients with information about specific class action settlements. More detailed information is included in the settlement notice that class counsel prepares, the court approves and class counsel and the claims administrator disseminates and the summary settlement notice that the court approves and that class counsel has published. CCC-CRS also provides its clients with regular updates on the settlement and claims process. Those updates are provided via email, posted on CCC-CRS’s website and by telephone. Additional information also may be obtained from class counsel and from the claims administrator, often through court-approved settlement-specific websites.
There are no damages or cost if your claim is denied. You simply will not get a refund. We work with the claims administrator to anticipate questions or objections. If your claim is improperly rejected, CCC-CRS will contest the rejected claim. If your claim is ruled ineligible, there is no penalty to your company. There is no downside to filing a claim with us. We are only paid if you are paid.
CCC-CRS is a class action recovery firm that specializes in class action settlement claims recovery; we are not a court appointed claims administrator or class counsel. As such, CCC-CRS is paid on an agreed-upon contingent-fee basis only upon and from the recoveries we obtain. Please understand that you have the right to file claims on your own. We urge you to read CCC-CRS’s Case Summaries and CCC-CRS’s Authorization Terms, which, for the settlements described on this website, together provide detailed information, including eligibility criteria, and describe CCC-CRS’s services and our customary terms. For additional settlement information concerning any settlement described on CCC-CRS’s website, you may visit the court-approved websites, or you may contact Class Counsel or the Claims Administrator.