Steve R. Marical et al. v. Boeing Employees’ Credit Union
Marical v. BECU Settlement

Welcome to the Marical v. BECU Settlement Website

If you had a checking account with Boeing Employee Credit Union (BECU) and were charged an overdraft or NSF fee between August 2, 2015 and July 1, 2020, or a representment NSF fee between August 2, 2013 and July 1, 2020, a proposed class action settlement may affect your rights.

What is the lawsuit about?

The lawsuit alleges that BECU violated Washington law by imposing overdraft and NSF fees at times when a member had a ledger balance—but not an available balance—sufficient to cover the transaction. It also involves allegations that BECU violated Washington law by charging more than one NSF fee based on the same member transaction.

Who is included?

You are in the Settlement Class if you resided in Washington, were a BECU member, and at any point from August 2, 2015 through July 1, 2020 incurred an overdraft fee or an NSF fee for a transaction when the amount of the ledger balance shown in BECU’s record of your account was equal to or greater than the amount of the transaction, or at any point from August 2, 2013 through July 1, 2020 were charged an NSF fee on a transaction for which you had already been charged an NSF fee.

What does the Settlement provide?

The proposed Settlement provides for a fund totaling $6,000,000.00, which will be used to make payments to the class members after first making deductions for notice and administration costs, a Service Award to the Class Representative, and attorneys’ fees for Class Counsel. If you do not exclude yourself from this Settlement and the settlement is approved by the court and becomes final, you will receive a check (or a direct deposit if you currently hold a BECU checking account) reflecting your share of the Settlement. 

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

DO NOTHING If you are a Settlement Class Member and received the notice by mail or email, you do not need to do anything to receive a settlement payment. Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will receive a settlement payment once the Settlement is finally approved.

Deadline: August 9, 2021
If you don’t want to receive a payment and want to keep the right to sue BECU, you must exclude yourself (or “opt out” of) the Settlement.

Deadline: August 9, 2021
If you do not exclude yourself, you can object to the Settlement if you do not like any part of it and have your objections heard at the Final Approval Hearing on September 24, 2021.

September 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
The Court is scheduled to hold a hearing on September 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. to consider whether to approve the Settlement, Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees of up to thirty percent of the Settlement Fund, plus expenses, and a Service Award for the Class Representative of up to $7,500. If you would like, you may ask to speak in Court concerning any part of the proposed Settlement Agreement. You do not need to do this to receive a payment.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Marical v. BECU Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91407
Seattle, WA 98111