Rushcard Class Action Filed In California

Rush card Class Action Lawsuit California
Rush card Class Action Lawsuit California

Another class action lawsuit has been filed against RushCard, MetaBank, Meta Financial Group Inc., Rush Communications of NYC Inc., Rush Communications LLS, UniRush LLC d/b/a UniRush Financial Services, this time in the state of California for defrauding customers. The case Calvin Smith v. UniRush LLC d/b/a UniRush Financial Services, et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-02533-SVW-E, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. This case claims that the defendants violated the California False Advertising Act and Unfair Business Practices Act. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty. Rush card was established in 2003 by musical mogul Russell Simmons and marketed to the low income and persons not able to obtain traditional banking services. Rush card offers, a way for funds to be safe and protected by issuing a prepaid credit card that can be used as a debit/ATM or Visa card. These cards can also be used for electronic transfers allowing a person to have their pay or government benefits direct deposited on to their rushcard accounts. October 12, 2015 an alert was sent out to all RushCard holders that there would be a brief 5 hour disruption in services, during the middle of the night, when most upgrades are made. The company was switching payment processors. This brief interruption went on longer than anticipated denying hundreds of thousands of people access to their funds, some for up to two weeks. The inundation to the rushcard customer service line had some people on hold for hours and then once being connected to the customer service were disconnected. Russell Simmons took to social media declaring that the system would be up within 24 hours and then it was not, adding insult to injury to rushcard customers. Some unable to pay their bills or feed their families. When rushcard holders were finally able to access their funds rushcard was accused of having balance discrepancies and had even charged users for balance inquires during the period when the rushcard system was down, accumulating additional fees on their accounts. Rushcard users in New York filed a class action lawsuit against the company Stephanie Fuentes, et al. v. UniRush LLC, et al., Case No. 1:15-cv-08372, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. on October 23,2015, in May of this year this suit reached a $20.5 million dollar settlement. This settlement allows customers who used their rushcards between October 12 through October 31, 2015 to be reimbursed, for all fees charged to them. In addition if you suffered a financial loss during the service glitch you can received a payment of $100.00 dollars without submitting proof. Those who provide documentation of their financial loss can be eligible for a payment of up to $500.00 dollars. If you feel your rights were violated by rushcard please Contact Us and provide any details along with contact information. If you prefer to leave a voicemail you can call 1.858.236.9020. GetClassActionMoney.com can then forward these requests to our network of attorneys that may contact you regarding the  Class Action Lawsuit. In addition make sure you Subscribe to our mailing list to receive important updates regarding class action news and open cases.