Monday, January 21, 2013

Funniest communication of the week

They sent me a birthday card too

In Re Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation, No. 11-CV-8176

Legal Notice
Did you receive a Southwest Airlines drink coupon through the purchase of a Business Select ticket prior to August 1, 2010, and never redeem it?

If yes, a legal settlement provides a Replacement Drink Voucher, entitling you to a free drink aboard a Southwest flight, for every such coupon you did not redeem

A court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit about drink coupons received by customers of Southwest Airlines in connection with their purchase of Business Select tickets. The settlements will provide Replacement Drink Vouchers to Entitled Class Members.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will have a hearing to decide whether to give final approval to the settlement so that Replacement Drink Vouchers can be distributed. The people in the Class may submit Claim Forms to request Replacement Drink Vouchers, may exclude themselves from the settlement, may object to the settlement, or may ask to speak at the hearing. Get a Detailed Notice by calling toll free the number below, or by visiting the website below.

Who’s included? Southwest’s records indicate that you may be a member of the Settlement Class. The Class includes anyone who received a drink coupon from Southwest prior to August 1, 2010, through the purchase of a Business Select ticket, but did not redeem the drink coupon. The Class does not include those who only obtained drink coupons through the Southwest Rapid Rewards program or as a result of being a member of the Southwest Rapid Rewards program.

Who is sued? Southwest Airlines Co. is the company sued.

What does the settlement provide? The settlement provides one Replacement Drink Voucher for every drink coupon received by a Southwest customer prior to August 1, 2010, through the purchase of a Business Select ticket, but never redeemed, subject to audit by Southwest. The Settlement also provides injunctive relief. The Settlement Agreement, available at or by calling 1-888-288-2153, has the details about the proposed settlement.

How do you ask for Replacement drink vouchers? You must submit a Claim Form. You can file a Claim online by clicking this online claim link, or you may call 1-888-288-2153 to request a paper Claim Form be mailed to you. You can mail, fax, e-mail, or submit your Claim Form online. If you mail it, it must be post-marked by September 2, 2013 to the address on the Claim Form. If you submit it any other way, it must be submitted to the Settlement Administrator by midnight on September 2, 2013.

Your other options. If you don’t want Class Relief from this settlement, and you don’t want to be legally bound by it, you must exclude yourself by April 11, 2013 or you won’t be able to sue, or continue to sue, Southwest about the claims in this case. If you ask to be excluded, you can’t get Class Relief from this settlement. If you stay in the settlement, you may object to it by April 11, 2013. The detailed written notice available on the website below explains how to exclude yourself or object. You can also call the number below to hear about how to exclude yourself or object.

The Court will hold a hearing in this case, called In Re Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation, No. 11-CV-8176, on May 21, 2013 to consider whether to approve the settlement and a request by the lawyers for fees, costs and expenses. You will not pay the lawyers representing the Class; they will be paid by Southwest. Class Counsel will be requesting attorneys’ fees of up to $7,000,000. Southwest will not object to a fee of $1,750,000. If the Settlement is approved, Southwest will be released from all liability for the claims. The Settlement Agreement, located on the website below, explains this fully. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing, at your own cost, but you don’t have to. For more information call toll free or visit

SOURCE: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


MoM said...

This kind of stuff makes me so mad. For a drink coupon some attorneys make millions. I hope they lose. What a nuisance claim!

Diane said...

You had so many un used coupons

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Alice said...

I should have commented before I read moms but now i will have to comment in dissent even though it is annoying that it is making the attorneys money. I thought it was pretty crappy they said the vouchers weren't valid anymore myself especially since John traveled a lot to earn them but we did throw them all away :(.

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