Wisconsin Rapids, WI asked in Consumer Law and Banking for Wisconsin

Q: I received a check from Computershare/kcc Clark vs Gannett co. Inc

seems to be a class action settlement but I don't recall filing a claim, is it a scam or legit? Case no 16-CH-06603. Everything I could find about this class action settlement is dated in 2016 or 2017 so I'm not sure why I received a check today (04/22/2019)

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Despite what you have been reading about, and hearing on the radio and TV, or talking about with friends down at the local pub, not everything strange that is happening to good people is a "scam." Unless the class action distribution check you received is for several hundred thousand dollars you can be pretty confident that it is not a scam. The fact that the check was not received until today is merely testament to how long it takes for lawyers to notice, investigate, draft, file, litigate, appeal, re0litigate, re-appeal, win--and then negotiate a settlement that requires opening up several new bank accounts to handle thousands of distribution checks sent all over creation--one finally coming to rest in your mail box. Cash the check.

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