Update: The Rhodes v. Wells Fargo Settlement checks were mailed on February 22, 2019. Please be advised you have until May 23, 2019, to cash or negotiate your check. If you have not received your check by March 8, 2019, you may ask the settlement administrator to reissue your check. To request a check reissue, please follow the instructions listed in FAQ 12.
If you owned real property in Washington State at any time since December 12, 2012 that was subject to a deed of trust or mortgage securing a loan serviced or held by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a class action settlement may affect your rights.
- A real property owner sued Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., for trespass, statutory trespass, conversion, and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act. Wells Fargo denies the claims raised in this lawsuit.
- The parties have entered into Settlement Agreement in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of all Washington residents who owned real property in Washington at any time since December 12, 2012 that was subject to a deed of trust or mortgage securing a loan serviced or held by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and whose property was entered upon by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or its agents to change locks, winterize, or remove items from the property before completion of foreclosure.
- Your legal rights may be affected by the Settlement, and you have a choice to make now. More detailed information about your legal rights can be found by viewing the Settlement Agreement in the Documents section of this website.
|Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit|
Stay in this lawsuit. Receive a payment. Give up certain rights.
By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money from the settlement if it is approved by the Court. But, you give up any rights to sue Wells Fargo separately about the same or similar legal claims in this lawsuit.
|Ask to be Excluded||
Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep rights.
If you ask to be excluded from the lawsuit you will not receive a payment. But, you keep any rights to sue Wells Fargo Bank separately about the same or similar legal claims in this lawsuit. If you elect to be excluded, your Exclusion Request must be postmarked no later than October 30, 2018.
|Object to the Settlement||
Stay in the Class. File a written objection to the Settlement with the Court.
If you disagree with any portion of the Settlement Agreement, you may file a written Objection with the Court, which will be considered at the Final Approval Hearing. You may also ask to speak at the hearing. If you file an Objection you may not exclude yourself from the Settlement. If the Settlement is approved, you will be bound by the Settlement Agreement and you give up any rights to sue Wells Fargo separately about the same or similar legal claims in this lawsuit, but you will still be eligible to receive a payment from the Settlement Fund. The deadline to file an Objection to the Settlement passed on October 30, 2018.