City of Asheville, North Carolina Development Fee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The City of Asheville, North Carolina is paying $1.85 million to resolve a class action alleging that it improperly collected water development fees. According to the complaint, it imposed the fees as a condition of building new buildings in the city’s planning jurisdiction for future water development.

Docket Number:

18-CVS-04870

Company: City of Asheville, North Carolina

Filing Deadline: October 6, 2020

Class Period: October 29, 2015 to June 30, 2018

Objection Deadline: May 8, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: May 8, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: June 8, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is required at this time.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if, between October 29, 2015 and June 30, 2018, you paid development fees to the City of Asheville as a condition of building a structure in its planning jurisdiction.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Up to 54% of the development fees paid to the city. Final percentage depends on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,850,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firm:
Whitfield Bryson & Mason

Claim Form: City of Asheville, North Carolina Development Fee Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Mayfair Partners, LLC and Ed Holland Builders, Inc.

Settlement Website: City of Asheville, North Carolina Development Fee Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Asheville Development Fee Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
info@ashevilledevelopmentfeesettlement.com
1-844-974-2440

Tags: Municipal Fees, Unlawful Fees