Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
RAM Partners, LLC and Tralee Affordable Panther, LLC, which does business as Deerfield Crossing Apartments, have chosen to settle a class action alleging that they unlawfully charged and threatened to charged certain fees to tenants when they filed summary eviction actions against them. The fees included complaint filing fees, sheriff service fees, and attorneys’ fees. The complaint alleged violation of the North Carolina Residential Rental Agreements Act, the North Carolina Debt Collection Act, among other things.Docket Number:
Company: RAM Partners, LLC
Filing Deadline: March 8, 2021
Class Period: February 19, 2015 to June 25, 2018
Objection Deadline: February 15, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: February 15, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: March 22, 2021Proof of Purchase:
Eviction Fee Class members do not need to file a claim to receive the Eviction Fee Class benefits. Collection class members must file claims and include information about the months and years they received collection letters in order to receive Collection Class benefits.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you belong to either of the classes below:
Collection Letter Class: Natural persons who, at any time between February 19, 2015 and June 25, 2018, lived in any of the properties in North Carolina owned or managed by the defendants in this case, and who received a letter saying either that they would be charged Eviction Fees or that they owed Eviction Fees. See the letter sample at www.evictionfeeclassactionnc.com.
Eviction Fee Class: Persons who, at any time between February 19, 2015 and June 25, 2018, lived in any of the properties in North Carolina owned or managed by the defendants in this case, and who were charged and paid Eviction Fees.
If you are a member of the Eviction Fee Class, you are also a member of the Collection Letter Class. However, to receive Collection Letter Class benefits, you must file a claim.Typical Settlement Amount:
Collection Class members: $50 for each collection letter sent to you by the defendants in this case, up to a maximum of $150. Eviction Fee Class members: Estimated at $340 for each time they were charged and paid eviction fees; final amounts will depend on the number of valid claims received.
Total Settlement Amount: $275,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Maginnis Howard PLLC
Whitfield Bryson & Mason
Case Name: Davis v. RAM Partners, LLC
Settlement Website: Deerfield Crossing Apartments Eviction Letters and Fees Settlement Website
CPT Group Inc.
Davis v. RAM Partners LLC Settlement Administrator
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Irvine, CA 92606