United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division Case No. 5:17-CV-5035 ELW
The first of two settlement payments were mailed to
eligible Class Members on October 25, 2019.
The balance of the Settlement Relief is estimated to be paid in the fourth
quarter of 2020.
If you donated money to Gospel for Asia between January 1, 2009 and March 22, 2019, you could receive money from a class action settlement. The proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit may affect your rights. Read the information contained on this website carefully because it explains decisions and actions you must take now.
This is a class action (“Action”) titled Murphy v. Gospel for Asia, Inc., et al., Case Number 5:17-cv-05035-ELW (W.D. Ark.). Garland D. Murphy, III, MD, and Phyllis Murphy, on behalf of themselves and all Settlement Class Members (“Plaintiffs”), allege that Gospel for Asia (“GFA”) misdirected funds designated for specific charitable projects that donors selected. GFA denies any wrongdoing.
The Settlement Class is defined as: All persons in the United States who donated money to GFA-USA from January 1, 2009 through the date the Settlement Class is certified for Project Codes 1000-4900.
Please read this information carefully. Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don't act.
SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
You get no payment. You give up your rights.
Submit a Claim Form
This is the only way to get a payment.
The Claim Form must be completed and submitted by mail so it is postmarked, or submitted online, no later than
July 11, 2019.
Exclude yourself from the Settlement. You get no payment under the Settlement. This is the only choice that allows you to sue Gospel for Asia on your own about the claims discussed in this Notice.
The written Request for Exclusion must be completed by mail so it is postmarked, or submitted online, no later than
May 28, 2019.
Object to the Settlement
You can write to the Court or appear at the Hearing to state why you disagree with the Settlement or any part of it.
Even if you object, you can submit a Claim Form and get paid. An objection must be in writing and filed with the Court. You must file your objection on or before May 28, 2019.
This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
Click here to safely and securely submit a Claim Form.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked, or submitted online, no later than May 28, 2019.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
You must file with the Court your written objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing no later than May 28, 2019, and mail a copy to Class Counsel and Defense Counsel, postmarked no later than May 28, 2019.
Claim Form Deadline.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Thursday, July 11, 2019, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than July 11, 2019.
Final Approval Hearing Date.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for June 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Please check this website for updates.