Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
The Town of Carolina Beach has agreed to settle a class action alleging that certain facility fees it collected violated North Carolina law. The plaintiffs argued that the town should not have collected mandatory “facility fees” from parties who wanted a new or upsized connection to the water or wastewater systems.Docket Number:
Company: Town of Carolina Beach
Filing Deadline: December 26, 2020
Class Period: August 9, 2016 to June 30, 2018
Objection Deadline: September 28, 2020
Exclusion Deadline: September 28, 2020
Final Approval Hearing: October 27, 2020Proof of Purchase:
Town records are to be used to verify claimsEligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a person or organization who paid the facility fees between August 9, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
You are not eligible if you entered into a development agreement with the town that contained terms about payments for water or sewer capacity.Typical Settlement Amount:
Of the total settlement fund, $300,000 will go to claims. Awards: Up to 41% of facility fee paid; in total, these may equal no more than 81% of the total facility fees paid during the period at issue. If there are more claimants than expected, amounts may be reduced.
Total Settlement Amount: $850,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Whitfield Bryson & Mason
Case Name: Stier Construction Company, Inc. et. al.
Settlement Website: Carolina Beach Water Facility Fee Settlement Website
Carolina Beach Facility Fee Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103