Case No. 15SL-AC29334-01 in the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis County, Missouri

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If you owned property repossessed by Lou Budke’s Arrow Finance Company, you could get valuable benefits from a class-action settlement.

A court authorized this notice.  This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.


  • You may be eligible to participate in a settlement with benefits, including money, the cancellation of certain debts, and the deletion of certain negative credit information from credit reports for all persons to whom Lou Budke’s Arrow Finance Company (“Lou Budke”) mailed a presale notice or a post-sale notice.
  • The settlement resolves a lawsuit over whether Lou Budke sent proper notices to you in connection with attempting to collect your loan and repossessing and selling your property.  This settlement avoids costs and risks to you from the lawsuit; provides benefits to borrowers like you; and releases Lou Budke from liability.
  • The two sides disagree on whether the borrowers could’ve won and on how much money they would’ve been entitled to had they won.   
  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read this notice carefully.
  • Consult your tax adviser about the tax issues associated with this settlement.  Relief provided under this settlement, including money and debt reduction, may be subject to tax.
Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
Do Nothing By doing nothing, you will receive the benefits that come from the settlement, including money. But you give up rights to separately sue Lou Budke about the same legal claims asserted. 
Exclude Yourself Get no money or benefits. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Lou Budke about the legal claims.
Object Write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.


  • These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in FAQs.
  • The Court must still decide whether to approve the settlement. Money and benefits will be provided if the Court approves the settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.