Account Credits from Epcor will be made in December.
Checks were mailed on October 31st.
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IF YOU WERE A JOHNSON UTILITIES CUSTOMER BETWEEN OCTOBER 1, 2011 AND DECEMBER 14, 2021, THIS CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit brought by several Plaintiffs alleging Johnson Utilities and other Defendants unlawfully increased water and wastewater utility rates. Defendants deny the allegations, and the Court has not decided who is right. Instead, the parties have agreed to a settlement to avoid the expense and risk of continued litigation. • Under the proposed settlement, Defendants have agreed to create a settlement fund of $10.35 million to pay Class Member claims, Class Representative incentive awards, attorneys’ fees and expenses, and administrative costs. • You may receive money as part of this settlement if you were a Johnson Utilities customer between October 1, 2011 and December 14, 2021. • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
(1) Receive Money
If you are Now an EPCOR Customer with the service address of your claim: Do Nothing, Receive a Credit. You may automatically receive a credit on a future water/wastewater bill if you are an EPCOR customer when this settlement receives final approval by the Court.
Non-EPCOR Customers or Current EPCOR Customer with a new service address: File a Claim, Receive a Check. If you are a former Johnson Utilities customer who has since moved out of the EPCOR service area, you must file a claim to receive a check from the settlement fund. The Deadline to submit a claim is May 16, 2022.
(2) Exclude yourself.
Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims in this case You may also exclude yourself online using the Opt-Out tab.
(3) Object to the Settlement.
Write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.
(4) Go to the hearing.
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.
If you have any questions about your options under this Settlement, please click here for our answers to Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Settlement Administrator at email@example.com, or by calling 1-888-850-0258.
March 11, 2022
Deadline for Class Members to Exclude themselves from Settlement
March 11, 2022
Deadline for Class Members to Object to the Settlement
May 16, 2022
Claims Filing Deadline
March 25, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Final Approval Hearing