Class Eligibility

You are in the class if you were issued a summons without probable cause that was later dismissed for legal or facial insufficiency. More specifically individuals who received a Criminal Court Summons by an NYPD officer, whose summons was dismissed by the court for facial or legal insufficiency and lacked probable cause from the start of the class period, May 25, 2007, through January 25, 2017.

Estimated Amount


Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Stinson, et al. v. The City of New York, et al.,
Case No. 10-cv-4228 (RWS)
District Court for the Southern District of New York

Case Summary

In May 25, 2010, the Class Representatives filed this lawsuit, on behalf of themselves and a class of individuals who had received C Summonses from members of the NYPD, claiming that the City of New York, through the NYPD had illegally stopped, seized, arrested, and issued summonses to these individuals in the absence of probable cause in response to a summons quota within the NYPD.

Settlement Pool





Stinson v. City of New York
c/o Rust Consulting Inc.
P.O. Box 2574
Faribault, MN 55021-9574

60 responses to “NYPD Criminal Summons Class Action Settlement”

  1. tessa says:

    I need help with something similar to this case. Anoka County issued some 30,000 warrants years back when they were putting their records on line for the first time for anybody that had missing paperwork. My original warrant had been dismissed and then was recalled due to missing paperwork. For instance their was bail paid twice and there is no record of that and the state I was arrested in for this felony has a record showing it was dismissed. I would like to return home but this is no a body only warrant. please help.

    ADMIN – Hi Tessa,

    We are simply a website that informs individuals about class action settlements. We are unable to assist you on the matter you are sharing with us.

  2. Anna Digangi says:

    I received a summons for parking a car where it said no parking. I was sitting right near the car. This was on 36st street and first ave. The police man said I was not sitting in the car and she gave me a ticket for $130.00. I paid it very much against my will.

    • Cheryl Riley says:

      Your issue should be addressed to NYC Parking Authority (DMV) or the Department of finance.

    • Eduardo Suarez says:

      I’m sell books and I have my tax I’d and the police write summons and tickets every week.
      I received one check.
      Hope I can receive another one.
      Was so scared at my work those times.
      Hope u can help me.
      Eduardo Suarez
      356 Dunellen ave. Dunellen 08812
      D.O.B: 12/30/1981

      ADMIN – Hi Eduardo,

      We can’t help you. If you are due to receive another check you will do so in due time.

      • Eduardo Suarez says:

        Encause my friends are received 2 checks in November and January and i receive just 1 the first week in January. Just want to know what happens with the other check?

        ADMIN – Hi Eduardo,

        The class action administrator can better answer that question. We are simply a newspaper-like website that publishes class action settlements and we have no information on individual claims.

  3. Larissa Egorova says:

    I received summons which was dismissed in the court, but I never got a claim number.

    • Cheryl Riley says:

      you could be one of the 300,000 people that claim notices where returned undeliverable.

      contact the RUST law group to see if your in the Database

  4. Cheryl Riley says:

    I attended the May 24th hearing, I would like to make a correction in your statement. This settlement spelled out.

    if You were given a summons and it was dismissed, you will receive 150 dollars.
    If you were given a summons, then arrested, you can sue the city of new york for false arrest

    • Reggie Jeanmarie 5163097708 says:

      I believe there were up to 5 summonses that we’re dismissed. Please let me know how to get the lawyers to double check this? Who do I contact?

      ADMIN – Hi Reggie,

      Did you file a claim in a timely manner?

  5. Matthew Woods says:

    When will I receive my payment, I sent in my claim form ,on what date can I expect payment

    ADMIN – Hi Matthew,

    Payments are usually issued once the deadline has passed. The deadline for this settlement is not until September.

  6. Bill Johnson says:

    Does this apply to civil yellow summons that were dismissed because of lack of probable cause?

    ADMIN – Hi Bill,

    It reads for criminal summons.

  7. manny says:

    If u have more than one summons word they pay echter summns at 150

    ADMIN – Hi Manny,

    Settlement Class Members will be eligible to receive a payment for each Eligible Summons from May 25, 2007 up to January 25, 2017, in settlement of their claims. Subject to this Court’s approval, Settlement benefits will be made on a pro rata basis, based on the total class settlement fund divided by the total number of eligible claimants.

    However, no Eligible Claimant may receive a settlement payment in an amount that exceeds one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per Eligible Summons. Any amount(s) owed for Child Support and/or Medicaid liens will be deducted from your settlement payment.



    ADMIN – Hi Altagracia,

    You could always take them to court separately

    • TC says:

      Re: You could always take them to court separately

      Just curious. What is the likelihood of winning a private lawsuit, given the fact they apparently already admitted guilt and are paying out in this settlement? And how likely is it that a person on their own would receive more than the $150 in this class action?

      ADMIN – Hi TC,

      I don’t know enough information about this case to give you potential outcomes.

  9. Vernon Daniels says:

    Wish more info was provided..

    ADMIN – Hi Vernon,

    If you need additional information open the documents and read the settlement agreement and the long notice. If you still don’t have enough information consider calling the class action admin.

  10. Frank Carrier, Sr. says:

    My son and I have the same name. The summonses do not identify which one of us received it. So I cannot fill it out without determining which birthday and social security number to use. How do I obtain that information?

    ADMIN – Hi Frank

    I believe I already shared a link you can use to check the info you need.

  11. Frank Carrier, Sr. says:

    I am still waiting for a reply. How do I look up the summons to determine if it was given to my son or myself? We have the same name.

    ADMIN – Hi Frank,

    I hear people use this page when researching summons. I have never been involved in any legal issues myself so I am not so familiar with the process.

  12. Michael estime says:

    How can I check my status ?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    To check the status of a claim you must contact the class action admin.

  13. Dallas Simmons says:

    Where can I go to see if my claim was excepted or if it went through

    ADMIN – Hi Dallas,

    You can send a certified letter to the class action administrator using the information provided above.

  14. Calvin D, coggins says:

    What happens to my claim if it was forward to my new address out of state and i got it late to submit?

    ADMIN – Hi Calvin,

    If you are late to submit you no longer have legal recourse.

  15. Calvin D, coggins says:

    Why is there no direct number to speak to someone.

    ADMIN – Hi Calvin,

    Many settlements do not include a live service agent as a means to save money or because they deem it unnecessary.

  16. david smallwood says:

    well its almost October when will they send out the checks i send bac all 7 forms they sent me

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    It is best if you reach out to the class action admin. We can’t help you track specific claims.

  17. tony g says:

    OK the deadline has passed but never rec’d the information what can I do….

    ADMIN – Hi Tony,

    Reach out to the class action administrator via certified mail.

  18. Malcolm says:

    I kno the settlement has been passed and stated that payments will be expected this fall. Is it possible that payments can take longer then expected? Although we got 1 more month of fall left I would like to know what can we expect?

    ADMIN – Hi Malcolm,

    I encourage you to contact the class action admin directly.

  19. Miguel torres says:

    I been sent all forms before sept still waiting wondering if checks will be sent for fall its been months allready

    ADMIN – Hi Miguel,

    We don’t have any updates on this case at this time.

  20. lisa beamon says:

    When will I recieve my check?

    ADMIN – Hi Lisa,

    The official website reads as follows:

    The claims deadline has passed. The claims validation is underway and settlement payments are expected to be delivered in fall 2017. Please be patient.

    This means they have until December 21 to validate and send your check if you are a qualified class member.

  21. Michael estime says:

    When I’m gonna recive payment

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    We don’t have that info at the moment.

  22. Manvel says:

    Hi,how can I contact class action admin via certified mail to check if they received my claim and when they will start sending the payments.thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Manvel,

    Scroll up and look for the heading that reads contact.

  23. Brian Hazelwood says:

    Its the fall now when will the checks be issued and do they have my claim form

    ADMIN – Hi Brian,

    I have not heard much about this case. I encourage you to contact the class action administrator directly.

  24. DINEEN JOHNSON says:

    my name is agustine castillo i would like to know if you recieve my claim form

    ADMIN – Hi Dineen,

    We cannot check if we received a form under your AKA Augustine Castillo as we are not the class action administrators. To contact the administrators please use the info we provided above.

  25. Marcus Bussey says:

    I also want to know if my name is on the claim cause I was sent forms also and when will I receive my check?

    ADMIN – Hi Marcus,

    To obtain that information you need to reach out to the class action administrator.

  26. Marcus Bussey says:

    How do I contact the class action administrator ?? And are all checks to be sent out by December 21, 2017

    ADMIN – Hi Marcus,

    This is the contact info:
    Stinson v. City of New York
    c/o Rust Consulting Inc.
    P.O. Box 2574
    Faribault, MN 55021-9574
    Checks were sent on 11/29 according to the official page.

  27. will says:

    if they was sent 29 when will they arrive?

    ADMIN – Hi Will,

    The standard service agreement for regular first class mail is usually seven days from the day postmarked.

  28. Latisha gilchrist says:

    I had a summons around those years I would like to get my claim

    ADMIN – Hi Latisha,

    It is too late to file. You may no longer participate.

  29. Khaled says:

    Hello there
    I just received a check ($150)
    Is it one only for the settlement or it could be more than one . I’m asking this question bcz I went to the court more than 10 times not guilty and I get dismissed during the same period . So do you think it could be more than one check
    Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Khaled,

    Your best bet is to reach out to class counsel. They are better equipped to answer this question.

  30. W says:

    Is this real ?

    ADMIN – HI W,

    Yes the case is real. If your claim was real and validated you stand a good chance of getting paid.

  31. Ron Rivera says:

    I have filled 3 claims online and mailed them all by 8/1/17? I have my claim I D# and the concern is 11/29/17 for $150? when and where are the other 2 claims when will they be mailed by I’m disabled veteran and single father and the holidays approaching fast!

    ADMIN – Hi Ron,

    Your best bet is to contact the class action administrator. We are not able to provide info on individual claims. As for the holidays, it is a terrible idea to budget around potential settlements.

  32. Ron Rivera says:

    How do I contact class action administrator and I was trying to establish if there was any preset date that all claims were to be mailed by please take no offense I’ve learned you can give your all too this country and system and nevertheless be helped

    ADMIN – Hi Ron,

    Please read all the comments I have already provided contact info numerous times.

  33. Donnell Young says:

    i have filed a claim a claim online and still habe no received a check ? Why is that ans what should i do?

    ADMIN – Hi Donnell,

    You reach out to the class action administrator.

    • Donnell Young says:

      I have filed a claim online a couple months back and i have yet to receive a check , why is that and what should i do or should i contact instead of an automated Message System?

      ADMIN – Hi Donnell,

      The company managing the case is Rust. Call them directly

  34. Solomon Jackson says:

    When is the next date to release checks for people that had more than one claim form filled out ??

    ADMIN – Hi Solomon,

    Please submit your questions directly to the class action administrator.

  35. Rafael Garcia says:

    I had two forms that been mailed out they said checks where mailed out 11/29/2017 and im still waiting whats going on

    ADMIN – Hi Rafael,

    Reach out to the class action administrator directly.

  36. Adriano says:

    I received multiple claims and did them online on the website , but i still haven’t gotten my check and it’s been passed the deadline what’s going on?

    ADMIN – Hi Adriano,

    Reach out to the class action administrator and/or class counsel to obtain an update. We don’t have information on specific cases.

  37. William Smallwood says:

    My check was stolen out the mailbox is there anyway to get a replacement check

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    Contact the class action administrator to request a replacement.

  38. Manuel Riquelme says:

    Hello my name is Manuel Antonio Riquelme & when I first got the form to fill out I did & sent it in now I been waiting a while & Haven’t received anything. I’m supposed to be getting back nearly 2000 because I had 13 summons… Can I have a little input on what you think

    ADMIN – Hi Manuel,

    Contact the admin. If you had any debts to the government such as child support or medical bills they will discount that first.

  39. James Tindal says:

    Checking status of my Stinson vs city claim

    ADMIN – Hi James,

    In order to check on the status of specific claims you need to reach out to the class action administrator.

  40. James Tindal says:

    Hello again my name is James Tindal I filled out 3 claims did them online way before September I’m awaiting response haven’t gotten any yet can you please tell me what’s tbe next Step

    ADMIN – Hi James,

    Reach first to the class action admin. If they can’t help you contact class counsel.

  41. Chris Wilkinson says:

    I only received 300 in 1 check but had 3 tickets and the form said if 1 or all are not eligable the court system would send me info regardeing it and i have not received that either

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    Consider reaching out to the class action administrator or to class counsel to obtain clarification.

  42. Azikiwe Albritton says:

    How do i receive a replacement check if i accidentally mispaced my previous one and there’s no one to talk to about it

    ADMIN – Hi Azikiwe,

    This is the company handling the administration of your settlement

  43. Terry says:

    Still waiting for the check to be delivered. The settlement administrator only communicates via email. First they told me it was sent out 12-29 and takes up to 10 days. Still have not received anything and when I emailed the admin again im being told 4-6 weeks now. Is there anyone else I can contact who oversees the settlement administrator? It doesn’t make sense for mail to take 4-6 weeks if it’s coming from Minnesota to New York. Something is not right and many people appear to be getting ripped off or getting the run around.

  44. sean magee says:

    still have not recieved my check i know they sent it out how do i get in in touch with them

    ADMIN – Hi Sean,

    Stinson v. City of New York
    c/o Rust Consulting Inc.
    P.O. Box 2574
    Faribault, MN 55021-9574

  45. Fritz St Germain says:

    Hey, hi.
    My name is st Germain

    I’m just wondering how can I track my settlement
    Mail, if my address has changed
    Please send me some information on how I can go about tracking the mail .

    Thank You, email included

    ADMIN – Hi Fritz,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  46. Dion Williams says:

    I haven’t received payment because I owe child support but said whatever other money be sent to me have not got anything yet can yourll call me 917 530 4048

    ADMIN – Hi Dion,

    We can’t call you. We are not the class action administrators. We are simply an informational website.

  47. Brian Hazelwood says:

    I never received any money from this case

    ADMIN – Hi Brian,

    Did you ever contact the class action administrator to ask about the status of your claim?

  48. Monica Perryman says:

    I received my settle check but I moved it just got fowarded to me but the check cashing does not want to cash it says it’s almost 1 year old I have until 11/29/2018 what bank can I cash it at before time runs out

    ADMIN – Hi Monica,

    Have you tried a bank?

  49. faryle ballard says:


    ADMIN – Hi Faryle,

    Try contacting class counsel.


    Hola Administrador, mi Nombre es VICTOR. Yo Recibí un Cheque y se me Paso el Tiempo para Cambiarlo oh Depositarlo. Que es de un Año.Me Gustaría Saber Quién me puede ayudar. Oh con quien me puedo poner en contactó. Gracias.

    ADMIN – Hola Victor,

    Es un infortunio y siento informarle que ya no cuenta con recurso legal. Después de la fecha de vencimiento los fondos comunes son distribuidos a otros miembros del colectivo o donados a caridades de acuerdo a los términos establecidos por el juez.

  51. Ricardo Polanco Jr. says:

    Hi my name is Ricardo Polanco jr. , I received the USbank settlement check on 12/29/2017 …. the building I lived on one of thee above apartment caught fire and I was displaced for like eight months … this checking had lost it in the process … but lucky me I found the check in one of my coats pocket .. the settlement check is only valid for one year and it says not valid after one year (not valid after 12/29/2018) …, my question is how can get a reissue check and what I need to do so i can cash the check. … Please HELP !

    Concern Ricardo …

    ADMIN – Hi Ricardo,

    Sadly those checks cannot be reissued. The funds leftover from a settlement are either distributed on a second distribution or given to charity.

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