Welcome to the Information Website for the TCA and 3M Class Action Settlements

If you drove on the 73, 133, 241 and/or 261 toll roads in Southern California, or provided information to the operator of those toll roads, you may be entitled to a payment from one or two class action settlements.

Two Settlements have been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether TCA, 3M, and BRiC (the “Defendants”) improperly collected and shared with third parties the “Personally Identifiable Information” (“PII”) of operators of motor vehicles that used the 73, 133, 241, and/or 261 Toll Roads in Orange County, California or other individuals whose PII was provided to Defendants. The Defendants deny the allegations in the lawsuit. The Court has decided that certain allegations against Defendants lack merit but has not ruled on the remaining claims.

Both Settlements cover vehicle operators, but one covers a shorter time period. The settlement between Plaintiffs and the TCA and BRiC (“TCA Settlement”) covers the time period from April 13, 2015 to June 16, 2021. The settlement between Plaintiffs and 3M (“3M Settlement”) covers from April 13, 2015 to June 30, 2015.

The Settlements offer Settlement Class Members Cash Payments and/or Penalty Forgiveness as set forth on this website. You can receive benefits under both Settlements if you are a member of both Settlement Classes.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlements. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit qualifying Claim Forms or are found eligible for automatic forgiveness of penalties. Please be patient.


Your Legal Rights and Options in These Settlement
  TCA Settlement 3M Settlement
Submit a Claim Form You may submit a Claim Form seeking cash payment if you do not have penalties outstanding to the TCA as of June 16, 2021. You may submit a Claim Form seeking cash payment.
Automatic Penalty Forgiveness If you have outstanding penalties for driving on the TCA toll roads as of June 16, 2021, you will receive automatic forgiveness of the lesser of your outstanding penalties and $57.50. In addition, you might be eligible to receive additional forgiveness. If so, the total amount of your penalty forgiveness could be up to 100% of your outstanding penalties. You do not have to do anything to participate in the penalty forgiveness program. Your account will automatically be credited if you are in this Class and do not exclude yourself from the TCA Settlement. N/A
Exclude Yourself Request to be excluded and get no benefits from the TCA Settlement and/or the 3M Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own lawsuit against the TCA Defendants and/or 3M for the claims at issue in the TCA/3M Settlements to the extent they aren’t barred by applicable law or a prior Court ruling.

You can request to be excluded from either or both of the Settlements (see FAQ 10).
Object Write to the Court about why you do not like the TCA Settlement and/or 3M Settlement (see FAQ 16).
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in court about the fairness of the TCA Settlement and/or 3M Settlement.
Do Nothing You will not receive a cash payment but may still qualify for automatic forgiveness of penalties. Give up any rights you might have to sue the TCA Defendants about the claims resolved by the TCA Settlement. You will not receive any benefits from the 3M Settlement. Give up any rights you might have to sue 3M about the claims resolved by the 3M Settlement.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them— are explained further on the FAQs page.