Aequitas Settlements

UPDATE: February 26, 2021

Pursuant to the Order Approving Unopposed Motion for Distribution of Net Settlement Funds granted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, awards to eligible Class Members in the Aequitas Settlements were sent on February 26, 2021. All awards are based on the Net Loss Amounts approved by the Court in that Order. Check awards will be non-negotiable if not cashed within 90 days. If you need to notify the Administrator of a change to your address, or if you have any questions regarding this distribution, please write to the Administrator at: Aequitas Settlements, P.O. Box 10450, Dublin, OH 43017-4050. Please be sure to refer to your Claim Number in any communication.


Welcome to the Settlement website for the class action lawsuit Ciuffitelli, et al. v. Deloitte & Touche LLP, et al., No. 3:16-cv-00580-AC.

The purpose of this website is to inform you of a class action lawsuit now pending in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon under the above caption (the “Action”). The plaintiffs that sued and represent the Class in the Action and Defendants have entered into three proposed settlements (the “Settlements”). The Defendants deny all of the allegations, and deny that they did anything wrong. The Court did not decide in favor of the Class Representatives or the Defendants. Instead, the lawyers for the Class Representatives, and the Defendants and their insurers, with the assistance of experienced mediators, have negotiated Settlements that they believe are in the best interests of their respective clients.

The Settlements include a “Class” of all persons who purchased any Covered Aequitas Securities on or after June 9, 2010 (the “Class Period”) and who had an account balance related to any Covered Aequitas Securities as of March 31, 2016. Certain persons or entities are excluded as explained in the Notice. For additional details regarding the Settlements, how your rights will be affected by the legal proceedings in this Action, and the distribution of the Net Settlement Fund if approved by the Court, please read the Notice.

This website is not an expression of any opinion by the Court concerning the merits of any claim in the Action, and the Court still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If the Court approves the Settlement and the Plan of Allocation, then payments to Class Members will be made after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient, as this process can take some time to complete.

DO NOTHING You may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlements, the request for attorneys’ fees, charges, and expenses, or the Plan of Allocation
EXCLUDE YOURSELF The deadline to exclude yourself was October 29, 2019.
GO TO THE HEARING The Court held the Settlement Hearing on November 29, 2019.
OBJECT The deadline to object to the Settlements was October 29, 2019.

Important Documents

For additional information, select from the documents listed below:

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the administration of the Aequitas Settlements or need help, you may contact the Claims Administrator below. Please include the case name “Aequitas Settlements”, your name and your return address on all correspondence.

Aequitas Settlements c/o Epiq P.O. Box 10450 Dublin, OH 43017-4050 Toll-Free: 855-474-3896