As I saw “H&R Block Express IRA Settlement” after I opened this website, I was totally lost at what on earth is this website about. On the homepage of this website, there are a few words that give a brief introduction of what it is. As is said, H&R Block Express IRA Settlement is provided as a service to potential class members, and the information offered is in summary form and is not considered as an explanation of people’s rights to the full. An explanation as they are, I am still confused about it. So, we kind of have to browse through more information if we want to know something about it.
Once we open this website, our eyes will alight on several headlines, such as “home”, “Important dates for class members”, “Case status”, “ Settlement document”, “ Frequently asked questions”, “ Online claims submission” and “Contract us”. I believe these headlines are gonna help us understand what on earth this website it is. Just by a quick clicking on the “Important dates for class members”, we are gonna see a timeline of key dates, such as April 28, 2010, the deadline for receipt of timely class member exclusion requests, May 17, 2010, the date of final approval hearing and etc. If we come to the “Case status” section, we could get that it mainly focuses on explaining the term of “Settlement”. As is said that a settlement has been put forward by the parties concerning a proposed class action lawsuit sticking to Express IRA’s promoted and sold by some subordinates of H&R Block, Inc. If it is approved by the Court, the Settlement is gonna pay settlement class members a dollar amount on the base of each person’s “Program Fees” that the class member paid on their Express IRA, as well as 5% annual simple interest on the fees. For people who need more details could consult Long Form Notice and Settlement Agreement. As for the “Settlement Document” section, it mainly focuses on the “Long Form Notice”, “Proof of Claim Form”, “Settlement Agreement” and “Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Proposed Settlement”.
Besides those “Important dates for class members”, “ Case status”, “Settlement documents”, we can also check out the “Frequently Asked Questions”(FAQ). And this page mainly offers the answers to class members’ most frequently asked questions, such as “what does the settlement provide”, “ how can I get a payment under this settlement”, “what if my records show I paid no fees”, “ when will I receive my settlement recovery”, “how can I tell the court that I think about the proposed settlement”, “what if I do not want to participate in this lawsuit”, “Do I have to go to the court for the hearing? May I speak to the court hearing”, and commonly asked questions like those.
For people who need further more information, they could study information in this website carefully, and what is provided in it is somewhat of great help and use in case we run into some difficult situations.