Special Claims and Recovery Services

Ryan’s Special Claims and Recovery practice specializes in recovering settlement funds for our clients. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals identifies pools of settlement funds and other recovery opportunities, files claims properly, and collects these funds on behalf of our clients.

Billions of dollars each year of settlement funds go unclaimed. At Ryan, we work hard to recover those funds for you. We monitor new settlements, match new and current settlements with our clients, and help our clients recover the maximum funds possible. Ryan will collect the required supporting data, prepare and file the claim forms, address inquiries from the claims administrators, keep you updated throughout the process, and collect the funds on your behalf.

As with many other Ryan services, the Special Claims and Recovery practice provides these services on a performance fee basis.

Below are a few examples of settlement funds that have been created and the basic requirements for a client to participate in that fund:

Freight Forwarders

Settlement fund (second round): $197.6 million

Filing Deadline: March 31, 2016

Basic requirement to file:  The purchasing of freight forwarding services relating to international transport to/from the United States, using ocean or air as the means of transport, from at least one of 65 named parties between January 1, 2001 and January 4, 2011.

Lithium Ion Battery Products

Settlement Fund: To be determined

Filing Deadline: To be determined

Basic requirement to file:  The purchased lithium ion battery products from at least one of the named parties between January 1, 2000 through May 31, 2011.

Payment Card Interchange Fee

Settlement Fund: $5.7 billion

Filing Deadline: To be determined

Basic requirement to file:  A business or individual that accepted Visa or MasterCard debit and/or credit cards for payment anytime between January 2004 and November 28, 2012.

Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge

Settlement Fund: To be determined

Filing Deadline: To be determined

Basic requirement to file:  A business or individual that purchased rate-unregulated rail freight transport services in the United States between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2008.