If You Were A Green Dot Prepaid Debit Card Or Walmart MoneyCard Holder On May 14, 2016, A Class Action Settlement May Affect Your Rights.


A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit concerning certain Green Dot prepaid debit cards and certain Walmart MoneyCards issued by Green Dot, and the disruption in service that some account holders experienced during a period between May 15, 2016 and May 22, 2016.

The lawsuit is called Lewis, et al. v. Green Dot Corporation, et al. Case No. 2:16-cv-03557 (C.D. Cal.), and is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The lawsuit alleges that, due to technical issues occurring during a processor conversion, some holders of Green Dot prepaid debit cards and some holders of Walmart MoneyCards issued by Green Dot experienced a longer-than-anticipated disruption in service for portions of the period of time between May 15, 2016 and May 22, 2016 (the “Service Disruption”). The Defendants in the lawsuit deny that they are or can be held liable for the claims made in the lawsuit. The Settlement does not establish who is correct, but rather is a compromise to end the lawsuit.

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YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM This is the only way a Settlement Class Member may receive a payment for losses suffered as a result of the Service Disruption. A Settlement Class Member does not need to submit a Claim Form to receive an additional month Fee Holiday as described in FAQ 6.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have with respect to Defendants and the issues in this case. You may download an exclusion form here. For more information see FAQ 15.
OBJECT Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement. For more information see FAQ 18.
ATTEND A HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. For more information see FAQ 20.
DO NOTHING You will receive a Fee Holiday/reimbursement for the monthly maintenance fee assessed on your Green Dot prepaid debit card or Walmart MoneyCard account for a one-month period. You will not receive any other payment for losses due to the Service Disruption, and you will give up your rights to sue Defendants about the issues raised in this case. For more information see FAQ 13.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.

Important Dates

  • May 15, 2016 - May 22, 2016
    Class Period
  • September 26, 2017
    Deadline to Request Exclusion
  • September 26, 2017
    Deadline to Object
  • November 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PST
    Final Approval Hearing
  • February 8, 2018
    Deadline to File a Claim Form