Did you receive a mail about a class action settlement concerning Los Angeles Sewer Service Charges? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.
What Is Los Angeles Sewer Service Charges Class Action Lawsuit?
A settlement has been reached with the City of Los Angeles (“City”) in a class action lawsuit claiming, among other things, that the City overcharged certain customers of L.A. Sanitation for residential property sewer services.
What Is This Class Action All About?
As part of the Settlement, the City has agreed to create a $57.5 million Settlement Fund, to change the way it determines the Dry Winter Compensation Factor, and to abide by specific timelines for returning related costs overpayments to the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund.
You are a “Settlement Class Member” if you were an Account Holder that paid Sewer Service Charges to the City calculated subject to the Dry Winter Compensation Factor (i.e., Residential Property (four or fewer units, non-“Multiple Dwelling”) customers of L.A. Sanitation who lack separate indoor (tributary) and outdoor (non-tributary) water meters), at any time from May 4, 2016, through June 30, 2022, inclusive (“Settlement Class Period”).
Who Is Eligible?
This settlement benefits all persons who were paid Sewer Service Charges to the City of Los Angeles calculated subject to the Dry Winter Compensation Factor at any time from May 4, 2016, through June 30, 2022, inclusive.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
If you don’t have an active account as a class member you must submit a valid and timely claim on the settlement website by SEPTEMBER 24, 2023.
If you are a Settlement Class Member who has an active account for sewer services with the City, you do not have to do anything to qualify for a payment. If you remain in the Settlement Class, you will receive a payment, but you will also be bound by the Settlement as approved by the Court and you will give up any Released Plaintiffs’ Claims that you have against Defendant’s Releasees.
If you wish to exclude or object to this settlement, you can do so by NOVEMBER 29, 2023.
This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against the City related to the legal claims this Settlement resolves. However, you will give up the right to get a cash payment from this Settlement.
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.
You go to the hearing and ask the Court for permission to speak at the final approval hearing (by DECEMBER 20, 2023) about your objection. You do not need to come to the hearing to receive a cash payment or to object.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like Procter and Gamble class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim.
Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Precious