FedEx delivers $16.5 million in class action settlement

The settlement gives roughly 475,000 government and business customers refunds for overcharged fees

Between 2008 and 2011, FedEx Corp. allegedly overcharged nearly half-a-million business customers for shipping, adding higher residential surcharges to their fees. But now, with the settlement of a three-year-old class action lawsuit, it’s FedEx who will need to pay in the end.

On Nov. 22, a federal judge approved a FedEx payment of $16.5 million to settle the class action lawsuit, refunding roughly 475,000 government and business customers. Over the course of three years, FedEx allegedly charged as much as $3 a shipment more than normal shipping costs despite telling customers that they were receiving a reduced business rate.

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