[vendtalk] Notice: US DOJ ADA Settlement with Wells Fargo including Wachovia

Vandervoort's vandervoorts at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 25 03:24:27 UTC 2011

FYI - If you are or have been a customer of Wells Fargo, or previously,
Wachovia, you may be entitled to a payment based on discrimination.  

Please read and follow the following guidance in the official notice if it
applies to you.  

Please forward this on to any affected person.


Notice of Americans with

Disabilities Act Settlement

by Wells Fargo & Company

(including Wachovia)

The U.S. Department of Justice has obtained a

Settlement with Wells Fargo under the Americans

with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Settlement addresses

all violations of Title III of the ADA, including

Wells Fargo's failure to communicate effectively with

people with disabilities such as its past refusal to

accept relay calls from people who are deaf, are hard

of hearing, or have speech disabilities. A copy of the

Settlement is available at www.ada.gov or can be

obtained by emailing WFclaims at usdoj.gov or calling

1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).

Possible payments to individuals harmed by

disability discrimination

Who is eligible for payment? If you experienced

discrimination based on disability, such as being

denied eff ective communication, you may be able

to get a payment.

How can you submit a claim? You may obtain information

on how to submit a claim in several ways:

(1) by sending an email with your name, address, and

telephone number requesting claim information to

WFclaims at usdoj.gov; (2) by visiting the ADA Home

Page at www.ada.gov, or (3) by calling the Disability

Rights Section at 866-708-1273 (voice mail) or

866-544-5309 (TTY). Act now! All claims must be

received by January 29, 2012. Claims received after

that date are not eligible for possible payment.

How will claims be processed? All claims will be

evaluated by the Civil Rights Division, which will

make the fi nal decisions about who receives a payment

and the payment amount. Anyone found eligible

to receive a payment must sign a release of claims

before any payment will be made.

C 2011 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

All rights reserved. Member FDIC. 1150.


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