Class Eligibility

Class Members entitled to receive a monetary payment under the settlement include all current and former IDT customers in the covered states between July 1, 2008 and October 16, 2017.

Estimated Amount


The calculation will be done based on the types of services you receive and for how long you have received services. For additional details please refer to question 6 of the FAQ on the official page

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

McLaughlin v. IDT Energy Inc., et al.,
Case No. 1:14-cv-04107-ENV-RML
District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Case Summary

The class action lawsuit was brought on behalf of IDT’s energy customers and alleges that the company overcharged customers for gas and electricity, and also did not provide the full amount of rebates customers were owed under IDT’s rebate programs. The lawsuit alleges that IDT breached its contracts with customers and its duty of good faith and fair dealing, and also violated various consumer fraud laws. IDT denies any wrongdoing.

Settlement Pool





IDT Energy Class Action Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting
PO Box 2610
Faribault, MN 55021-9610
Phone 1-888-334-6163
Fax 877-625-9460

55 responses to “IDT Energy Overcharge Class Action Settlement”

  1. jose De sanctis says:

    HELLO,this is my email,
    MR jose De sanctis 691 main st Bsmt new Rochelle,ny 10801-6839

    ADMIN – Hi Jose,

    A pleasure to receive your comment. Please note that leaving comments does not count as a claim. To file a claim you must complete the form provided online.

  2. eddie says:

    I filled out my application how do i check the status of my claim

    ADMIN – Hi Eddie,

    Settlements are paid after deadline has passed and all appeals have cleared.

    • Lorraine Riaz says:

      Please inform me about my rebate.

      ADMIN – Hi Lorraine,

      I can’t. You need to contact the administrator directly.

  3. eddie says:

    I filed my claim 3 weeks ago where’s my money at

    ADMIN – Hi Eddie,

    Settlements are paid after the deadline has passed and all appeals have cleared.

  4. elliott webb says:

    never received postcard with claimant id #

    ADMIN – Hi Elliot,

    Consider reaching out to the class action administrator.

  5. G. Eugene Hockenberry says:

    I did not know there was a Class Action Lawsuit IDT Energy till I received your card.

    ADMIN – Hi Eugene,

    Please remember to file a claim.

  6. loretta smith says:

    I filed on this claim several months ago and I never received an answer to the application and I did use the services of said company and I was really disappointed in the results/ There is still a building downtown Newark and they seem to have no problems. I was defrauded. That is so sad.

    ADMIN – Hi Loretta,

    Settlements take a long time to be paid. You first wait for the deadline, then for the fairness hearings and finally for all the appeals to clear. Once all the appeals have cleared the class action administrator has to validate the claims prior to sending the checks.

  7. jean nicoli says:

    hi does anyone know what that means on the form where it asks you to check one ——-recalculate my rebate based on the formula etc or add $1 to my settlement payment check or a $2bill credit ?

  8. Shymecca says:

    Do anyone know what we recalculate my rebate based on formula described in settlement and issue me a check if IDT owes me any money I understand the rebate calculation may show that IDT does not owe me any money

  9. Mohammed A Samad says:

    IDT energy made a fake bill against me.I will use against this company.This company cheating me.I want my compensation.

    ADMIN – Hi Mohammed,

    Did you file your claim timely?

  10. Kim kichta says:

    What is claimant number Kim kichta 130 send Dr Claritin pa 15025

    ADMIN – Hi Kim,

    We are so sorry we are not the class action administrator thus we are unable to give you info specific to your case.

  11. Karen says:

    What is the email address for getting a rebate for installing installation

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    This settlement did not include a rebate of any type.

  12. Darmica Janice Whetstone says:

    I never received anything no claim number or anything. How do I get the information to file for the claim. I have been aggravated by IDT for years.

    ADMIN – Hi Darmica,

    How have they aggravated you?

  13. Doretha says:

    is this for Energy of louisiana too

    ADMIN – Hi Doretha,

    If Louisiana has IDT, yes.

  14. C. Haney says:


    ADMIN – Hi C,

    Why don’t you reach out to the class action administrator?

  15. Adrienne L. Holliday says:

    i Have Filed a claim a few months ago and i would like to when will i will receive a check?

    ADMIN – Hi Adrianne,

    Settlements are generally paid once the final hearing has been held and all appeals have cleared.

  16. Rachel says:

    Have there been any progress with the case how do we find out what’s happening.?

    ADMIN – Hi Rachel,

    The deadline was on April 5th, it will be months before we are likely to receive an update.

  17. Iesha Conner says:

    Hi I received a postcard.and filled it out. How long will it take to receive money? My bills was 3times more than what it was. When I called he hot line basically they said we getting change. It’s not even gonna be over $100. Is this true? Are we waiting on this money for nothing? Is this a waste of time?? All together they got thousands from me!!!! Please explain clearly what is going on please!!!!!!

    ADMIN – Hi Lesha,

    Settlements are paid once all appeals have cleared and the final hearing has taken place.

  18. shereenee says:

    I missed the deadline to file a claim. Was this the only time one could file a claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Sheree,

    Yes, that is the whole idea of a deadline.

  19. Christine Durham says:

    I filed my claim online before the deadline date with the info from the postcard I received. I would like to know is there any way that we the consumers can keep ourselves updated as to what is going on with this case and what phase is it in?

    ADMIN – Hi Christine,

    I would make it a point to check the official settlement page at least once a month.

  20. Rachel says:

    What is the official settlement page?

    ADMIN – Hi Rachel,

    Click on the orange link.

  21. Pearline hicks says:

    I file my claim months ago I haven’t received a reply yet can I get one

    ADMIN – Hi Pearl,

    I don’t think this has been distributed yet.

  22. Ericka harris says:

    What is my money I’ve been done my claim form I haven’t heard anything or received anything

    ADMIN – Hi Erika,

    Have you tried reaching out to the class action administrator?

  23. Mary J Griffis says:

    May I have the link to the official settlement page please?

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

  24. Lisa Pellot says:

    I filed my claim using my claim number provided on my post card it went through successful. Today I checked my status and it said there is no claim on file what to do cause it went through

    ADMIN – Hi Lisa,
    You will need to contact the class action administrator to check.

  25. Chai says:

    What is the status of the case,tried link but no information has been released.

    ADMIN – Hi Chai,

    There are no updates on this case.

  26. Janet L Franklin says:

    I have a claim number but, I haven’t heard anything yet.

    ADMIN – Hi Janet,

    Keep checking the official page; eventually they will post an updates.

  27. Jerry a Myers says:

    How do one apply for cash rebates.

    ADMIN – Hi Jerry,

    When you are part of a class you file a claim by using the links we provide to the digital or paper claim forms.

  28. Melvin Riddle says:

    when can we see when our money is coming I was with IDT for 16 months 1,978.24 they charge me .

    ADMIN – Hi Melvin,

    Settlements are usually paid after the deadline has passed and all appeals have cleared.

    • Melvin Riddle says:

      you dont no what month Ill will recevid my check and how much

      ADMIN – Hi Melvin,

      We don’t have that information.

  29. Nicole says:

    Is there a way to see if I’m part of the class action lawsuit? I’m pretty sure I submitted a claim, but I can’t remember. I never received a postcard, but think I came across it online.

    ADMIN – Hi Nicole,

    You can reach out to the class action administrator

  30. Tekisha Atkins says:

    Hello I filed my claim but I moved who do I contact about my new address and to send my Settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Tekisha,

    Send a letter to the class action administrator

  31. Lorraine Riaz says:

    When will I receive my payment?

    ADMIN – Hi Lorraine,

    Settlements are generally paid after the deadline has passed and all appeals have cleared.

  32. T Nicole Thompson says:

    What is the current status of the settlement payments?

    ADMIN – Hi T,

    I have not seen reports of anyone receiving anything at all.

  33. Melvin Riddle says:

    Can you give me a estimated time when everyone will received a check

    ADMIN – Hi Melvin,

    I can’t

  34. Robert Miler says:

    I filed a claim using all the correct forms, supplying necessary info, everything, MONTHS ago. Thus far, I’ve received NOTHING! I have a claim number, but no check! Is this a continuation of the scam?

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    I don’t think so. It looks like a real settlement to me.

  35. Mary J Griffis says:

    The case has been settled for 5 weeks now! Is there any estimated time of when refunds will be being sent out?? Has anyone received anything yet?

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    No updates yet.

  36. Melvin Riddle says:

    Has the appeals clear yet so we can get our checks thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Melvin,

    I don’t see updates on the website.

  37. Robert Miler says:

    I filed claim as soon as a claim could be filed. I have a claim number, but no check to satisfy the claim. What’s the deal?

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    Reach out to the class action administrator to check on the status of your claim.

  38. Terry G Layo says:

    I would like to know why I call and leave a message and no one call’s me back. yes I want to know when we will receive a check. And ADMIN PLEASE DON’T SAY YOU don’t know.

    ADMIN – Hi Terry,

    I do know. The majority of class action administrators have their phones set to an automated message that is updated once there is progress on a case. When there is no progress generally they don’t call you back as they don’t really have any useful info to give you.

  39. Chris Havrilesko says:

    I have received nothing so far and wish to know the status of my claim why is this so difficult?

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    Settlements can sometimes take years to be fully resolved.

  40. Raymond Oliver says:

    How do I get in touch with the class action Administrator?

    ADMIN – Hi Raymond,

    IDT Energy Class Action Administrator
    c/o Rust Consulting
    PO Box 2610
    Faribault, MN 55021-9610
    Phone 1-888-334-6163
    Fax 877-625-9460

  41. Melvin Riddle says:

    Has all appeals. Been clear

    ADMIN – Hi Melvin,

    I don’t see any updates.

  42. mariyttza goss says:

    thank you so much.

  43. Judith L. Pasternak says:

    Can you tell me when all claims have been cleared and I will receive my check?

    ADMIN – Hi Judith,

    The class action administrator has not posted updates but here is their phone # if you wish to contact them.


    My name is Andrzej Skrodzki. I filled appropriate form a class action settlement Claimant ID: 0021118838. My Claim # 70032947. Please give me answer what is the verdict of that action and when I will receive my check.

    ADMIN – Hi A,

    We are not the class action administrator thus we are unable to assist you in this matter.

  45. Talisha Harris says:

    I’m Talisha Harris I had it’d for two years I didn’t know about the up charge n the class action lawsuit has ended what do I do

    ADMIN – Hi Talisha,

    Sadly there is nothing that can be done.

  46. Melvin Riddle says:

    The number on here the 1_888 no they never call you back where is the money thats due to me.

    ADMIN – Hi Melvin,

    When the class action administrator is ready to distribute monies they will do so.

  47. Jerry a Myers says:

    I need information on my refund

    ADMIN – Hi Jerry,

    Please reach out to the class action administrator.

  48. Tamera Lewis says:

    Good afternoon hope all is well. I need more information on the settlement on whether I’m entitled to any payment. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. The numbers I have doesn’t have enough information. Thank you in advance.

    ADMIN – Hi Tamera,

    You need to reach out to the class action administrator.

  49. Annette Watts says:

    M my name is Annette Weiss and I was wondering when do the checks come out in the IDT settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Anette,

    I don’t have that information at the moment.

  50. MICHAEL B LEVITT says:

    I have completed all the proper claim forms and have my two claim numbers. I know the fair hearing was held and I’m waiting for my settlement check. When do you anticipate I’ll receive it?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    At the moment I don’t have a timeline for these checks.

  51. Birdiemitchell says:

    My name is birdie mitchell I did not receive my settlement with idt claim I fill out the form and I haven’t heard anything yet let me know

    ADMIN – Hi Birdie,

    You can reach out to the class action administrator.

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