Pay Movers A Fuel Surcharge Fee? Get Money Back

If you hired movers and paid a fuel surcharge fee, you could be up for getting some cash back in a recent class action action.

If you hired a mover between 2003 and 2007 and used American Moving & Storage, Atlas Van Lines, Mayflower Transit, United Van Lines or Wheaton Van Lines, you might be eligible.

The suit claims that a consortium of movers agreed to set an artificially high price for fuel surcharges under a tariff called “Tariff 400N.” The defendants have agreed to a $40 million settlement.

To participate, you must submit proof before February 3, 2011. How much each individual class member will get has not yet been determined.

For more info on eligibility and filing a claim, check out the settlement site.

HouseholdGoodsAntitrustSettlement [Official Site via TopClassActions]