That’s right, bitches, I got paid, yo. The eBay lawsuit finally settled and the check arrived in the mail today and I’m going to open it right here on the SDMB and make you all watch and writhe in envy.
So. . .ready? Here goes. . . .
::rips open envelope::
::stares in disbelief::
$.08? Wait a minute. Eight fucking cents?! But I made a down payment on a swimming pool!
The Attorneys and primary plantiffs decided that ~9% of what we’ve all been screwed out of was a big enough payday, so they accepted the settlement. If I were an attorney I’d probably feel the same way because they got 25.5% of the settlement pool. ~85.7 million.
I reported this in an earlier thread, but I got $330 two weeks ago in that settlement. I lived abroad for six of the years in question, so that’s why I got a reasonable chunk out of it. Caught me by surprise.
My job at a health insurance company that you’ve heard of involves ordering the issuance of refund checks to subscribers that have been overcharged. I’ve issued checks over a thousand dollars but on the other hand I sent one out for 4 cents. Nothing in the contracts says we get to forget about it if the overage is under, say, a dollar so I do what I have to. Whether they bother to cash it or not isn’t my concern.
I got $1.01. Yes, I deposited the check too. Years ago my employer use to give out paychecks just before Christmas that were estimates of what our actual check would be. Any positive difference would be paid when we returned to work after the holiday break. One year I received a check for 2 cents. I didn’t cash it. Six months later my employer sends me a letter because the check hadn’t cleared, they paid me the 2 cents on a regular paycheck then paid me interest on top of that. I still wonder how much it cost to add that 3 cents to my check.