If you had a car loan with Santander Consumer USA Inc. (“SC”) and paid a fee to SC for making a car loan payment by telephone, interactive voice response (IVR), or the internet beginning on January 13, 2016, then you may be able to get a payment from this class action settlement.
Important Update: The Court approved the settlement following the Final Approval Hearing on October 13, 2022. Copies of the Court's orders are available on the Important Documents page.
What is this lawsuit about?
A class action lawsuit entitled, Wilson, et al. v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, No. 4:20-cv-00152-KGB (the “Class Action”). The Complaint in the Class Action claims that Defendant SC violated the Texas Debt Collection Act by improperly charging customers a convenience fee each time they paid their car loan payments by telephone, IVR, or the internet. For more detailed information as to Plaintiffs’ allegations, you may review a copy of Plaintiffs’ Complaint.
SC denies the claims and contends its practices were proper under the law.
The Parties have now settled this lawsuit and JND Legal Administration, a Settlement Administrator, has issued this notice, which was approved by the Court. In connection with the Settlement, SC has agreed to make certain cash payments to Settlement Class Members.
Who is included in the Class?
You are a Settlement Class Member if any time since January 13, 2016:
- You had a car loan with a Texas choice of law provision with SC; and
- Paid a fee to SC for making a car loan payment by telephone, IVR, or the internet.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a Settlement Class Member, you can contact JND Legal Administrator, the Settlement Administrator.
Please review this website and the Notice materials available on the Important Documents page carefully and in their entirety. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.