Welcome to the Official Website for the Equity Late Fees Class Action
Munguia-Brown, et al., v. Equity Residential, et al.
United States District Court, Northern District of California
Case No. 4:16-cv-01225-JSW-MEJ
If you are or were a tenant of an Equity Residential property in California at any time from September 3, 2010 to October 23, 2017, and your lease said that you could be charged a late fee of 5% of your outstanding balance or $50, whichever is greater, and you were charged a late fee during that time OR if you were a tenant of the “Woodland Park” Property in East Palo Alto, California, between December 1, 2011 and February 2016, and during that time Equity Residential charged you a $50 late fee, this class action lawsuit may affect your rights.
Four former Equity Residential tenants in California have brought a class action lawsuit against Equity Residential and its subsidiaries (“Defendants”), arguing that Equity Residential’s late fee policy violates California law. The Court has ruled that the lawsuit can proceed as a “class action” on behalf of two “classes” of tenants. The Court has not yet decided whether Equity Residential did anything wrong, and Defendants contend their late fee policy complies with the law. There is no money available to you now, and no guarantee there will be.
Although the information in this website is intended to assist potential Class Members, it does not replace the information contained in the Notices located HERE.
Your Options at this time:
|REMAIN PART OF THE CLASS (REQUIRES NO ACTION BY YOU AT THIS TIME)||
Stay in this lawsuit. Keep right to recover money in this case. Give up right to bring your own case.
|ASK TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THIS CASE (REQUIRES ACTION BY FEBRUARY 2, 2018.AUGUST 20, 2018, OR FEBRUARY 15, 2019)||
Exclude yourself from this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep the right to bring your own case.