So, apparently I was named as a plaintiff in a class action suit against American Express for their late fee policy. You can read the details here:
It is a $112 Million dollar settlement. I just got my check in the mail yesterday. Out of $112 Million my part is...wait for it...$8.23
Woo Hoo! Time to retire! $27 Million went to pay fines. I wonder who got the bulk of the money? Who could possibly have made out in all of this?
Frikken lawyers! This is part of the reason fees go up and goods cost so much. They need to pass the fees on to someone. That would be you and me.