ticketmaster screenshot Ticketmaster giving 'processing fee' refunds for a decade's worth of ticketsThanks to a class-action lawsuit settlement, users of Ticketmaster‘s website for the past decade will be getting some of those ridiculous fees back.

In a proposed class-action settlement, the company will be forced to credit $1.50 per ticket order for up to 17 orders back to customers for profiting off of “processing fees” without disclosing that fact, Business Insider reports.

Users of Ticketmaster’s site between Oct. 21, 1999 and Oct. 19, 2011 are eligible for the rebate, though nothing will happen before April 15, 2012 and payments won’t be issued until 30 days of the settlement’s final approval — which is now scheduled for May 29, 2012.

That doesn’t mean those fees will stop, however — Ticketmaster can still charge them, they just have to openly disclose that they’re profiting off them.

If, during the four years consumers have to redeem their credits, less than $11.25 million is redeemed, Ticketmaster will donate the rest of the money to charity.

Score one for the little guy!

Are you going to apply for your credits come April?

Posted by:Jean Bentley