File a Claim
File a Claim for the Vehicle Forfeiture Class
You are a member of the Vehicle Forfeiture Class if the District of Columbia, through its Metropolitan Police Department (”MPD“), seized your vehicle for a forfeiture determination pursuant to one of its civil forfeiture statutes and held your vehicle for more than thirty days (or more than 15 but less than 30 days if the vehicle was not held as evidence) at any time from April 25, 2010 through June 15, 2015 (“the Class Period“).
Class members whose vehicles were held more than 30 days are entitled to receive for each compensable over-detention day (that is, for each day after the first 30 days of the seizure) $30 if their vehicle was a standard vehicle or $50 if their vehicle was a specialty vehicle. Regardless of the number of days held or type of vehicle, class members in this category will receive a minimum of $250.
Class members whose (1) vehicle were held more than 15 but less than 30 days; and (2) vehicle was not classified as evidence in the District’s records, will receive a payment of $250.
Each member of the Vehicle Forfeiture Class may receive lower amounts.
File a Claim for the Forfeiture Notice Class
You are a member of the Forfeiture Notice Class if the District seized your currency for civil forfeiture pursuant to one of its civil forfeiture statutes at any time from April 25, 2010 through June 15, 2015 (”the Class Period“), did not return it, and did not provide you with adequate notice within one year.
Each Class Member of the Forfeiture Notice Class whose money was seized for civil forfeiture (and which the District did not return) may submit a claim for the money the District seized from them. The maximum amount the Settlement provides is 75% of the amount the District seized for forfeiture, rounded to the nearest cent, but class members may receive lower amounts.