Connecticut MDC Water Bill Surcharge Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action against a Connecticut Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) for applying non-member surcharges to water bills in four towns: East Granby, Farmington, Glastonbury, and South Windsor. The complaint alleged that the surcharges breached contracts between MDC and its customers. The surcharges totaled $7,518,153, and MDC will pay up to $7,680,000 to settle the case.

Docket Number:

X07-HHD-CV-18-6090558-S

Company: Metropolitan District Commission (MDC)

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: March 6, 2012 to October 1, 2014

Objection Deadline: August 19, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: August 19, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: September 3, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

If you received the Notice of the settlement by e-mail or by a postcard in the mail, addressed to you, MDC’s records show that you are a class member. If you did not receive the Notice but you think you are a class member, contact the Settlement Administrator.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are or were a property owner and were charged a non-member town surcharge by MDC on your water bill between March 6, 2012 and October 1, 2014.

If you received the Notice of the settlement by e-mail or by a postcard in the mail, addressed to you, MDC’s records show that you are a class member. If you did not receive the Notice but you think you are a class member, contact the Settlement Administrator.

Typical Settlement Amount:

If you are a current customer of MDC, you will receive a credit to your water service account equal to 103% of the amount you paid in non-member surcharges during the class period. If you move, the credit will be transferred to the account of whoever bought your property. If you are a former MDC customer but have no current account, you will receive a check for 100% of the amount you paid in non-member surcharges. If the total amount of all attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs would cause the settlement value to exceed $7,680,000, then awards may be reduced.

Total Settlement Amount: $7,680,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Izard Kindall and Raabe LLP

Case Name: Paetzold v. MDC

Settlement Website: Connecticut MDC Water Bill Surcharge Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Paetzold v. MDC
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91208
Seattle, WA 98111
info@paetzoldsettlement.com
1-888-383-0310

Tags: Additional charges in breach of contract, Extra Charges, Water