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Why am I getting checks from JC Penny case settlements?

Asked by Carly (4550points) June 23rd, 2011

I worked at JC Penny for two 4hr shifts, about 8 years ago, and since then I’ve been getting checks in the mail, ranging from $1.50 to $35.00. It’s happened about 10 times since then, and I just got another one, all of them simply saying it was because of a case settlement. I don’t mind getting the money, but I don’t know why I’m getting it, especially since I only worked there for a day or two.

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woodcutter's avatar

Sweet. Just keep cashing them. Maybe for some old labor dispute

woodcutter's avatar

Reminds me of that JG Wentworth ad on TV. Where they say “Its my money and I want it now!” Maybe you can see about getting all that settlement all at once, sure those guys want a percentage but what good is a 10 dollar check every so often?

jaytkay's avatar

It’s a class action settlement. JCPenney lost a lawsuit for harming a huge number of people (the class).

Now they have to make restitution to as many members of the class as can be identified. It may be tens of thousands of people, so checking the exact details of every possible person involved is too expensive.

So you are compensated as an average employee rather than a veteran of 8 long hours at Penny’s.

woodcutter's avatar

Shit. Just Google” JCPenny class action lawsuit” and watch.

Judi's avatar

Wow. I worked at JC Penny for a few months back in 1979. I wonder if I’m part of the suit?

amykloster's avatar

Class action lawsuit! They basically get as many people as possible that worked within the time frame in which the lawsuit is addressing. Perhaps this is a wage and hour offense suit? Ha! I imagine you have now made more than in your entire tenure at JC Penny’s/ ;)

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