If you used a debit or credit card to pay a toll on California State Routes 73, 133, 241 or 261 in Orange County or to make any other payment to Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency or San Joaquin Transportation Corridor Agency, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.

If you received a postcard or email notice, it is because the toll road operators’ records show you may be a member of the settlement class.

Plaintiff brought a lawsuit alleging that Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency, San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency, 3M Company, and BRiC-TPS, LLC (collectively, the “Defendants”) violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681c(g)(1) (“FACTA”) by printing receipts that showed more than the last five digits of the credit or debit card used in the transaction. The Defendants deny that they did anything wrong, and the Court has not decided who is right.

A settlement has been reached in this case that affects individuals who made a payment to Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency or San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency using a debit or credit card for which the individual received a printed receipt that displayed more than the last five digits of the card number between February 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 (a “Qualifying Receipt”).

The Settlement, if approved, would provide $850,000.00 to pay awards to those who received a Qualifying Receipt, as well as to pay Plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees, costs, service awards for the Representative Plaintiff, and the administrative costs of the Settlement; it avoids the further cost and risk associated with continuing the lawsuits; pays money to recipients of non-compliant receipts; and releases the Defendants from further liability.

Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency have changed their software code so that printed receipts now include only the last five digits of the credit or debit card used in the transaction.

If the Court approves the Settlement, it is estimated that payments will be between $20 and $30. Each Settlement Class Member will be eligible for one payment only. The final cash payment amount that Settlement Class Members receive will depend on the total number of Settlement Class Members. Checks will be mailed to the addresses Settlement Class Members provided when they made their payments to Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency or San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency and received a Qualifying Receipt, unless a Settlement Class Member provides an updated mailing address to the Claims Administrator before checks are mailed.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read the class settlement notice carefully.