$50 Million Class Action Lawsuit Settlement by West Palm Beach-based Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust

A class action lawsuit which alleged West Palm Beach-based Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust with violation of federal anti-stalking legislation, has been agreed to be settled for $50 million.

U.S. District Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley accepted the settlement between tens of thousands of motorists and West Palm Beach-based Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust. The motorists will receive $160 each under the settlement.

Attorneys alleged the bank violated the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act in obtaining the names. The law was passed after the 1989 murder of TV actress Rebecca Schaeffer, whose stalker was able to track her down using motor vehicle records. The law allows for penalties of up to $2,500 per violation.

Link [www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/dec/09/motorists_compensated_50m_classaction_settlement]

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One Response to “$50 Million Class Action Lawsuit Settlement by West Palm Beach-based Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust”

  1. richard veit Says:

    We have had an account at Fidelity Federal since 2000. Our original account number was 1283960. It was subsequently changed to 00-247159-8. We were part of the class action suit, but as of today we have not received our 160.00. We spoke to the people at National City, and they either do not have or will not give out any information regarding the claim.
    Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Lois and Richard Veit
    6549 Garde Rd
    Boynton Beach, Fl. 33437
    561-742-8023
    (cell)561-901-6242
    nanalois@bellsouth.net [mailto:nanalois@bellsouth.net]

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