Equity Residential Management Massachusetts Deposit Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

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:

Equity Residential Management will pay nearly a million dollars to settle a class action alleging that Equity violated the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law when tenants moved out of apartments. The complaint claims that Equity provided statements of deposit that did not adequately describe damages, that charged a cleaning fee, and that were not signed under penalty of perjury. 

Docket Number:


Company: Equity Residential Management LLC

Filing Deadline: May 29, 2018

Objection Deadline: April 18, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: April 18, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: May 2, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide the number of your unit and the dates you lived there.


You may be eligible if you used to occupy a Massachusetts property managed by Equity and you received a statement of deposit that listed damages to your apartment that was not signed under penalty of perjury, and if you did not receive the return of your entire security deposit back from Equity within thirty days of the end of your tenancy or your move-out date. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

Depends on the number of valid claims received; maximum of $3,000 per claimant.

Total Settlement Amount: $908,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Law Offices of Joshua N. Garick PC
Leonard Law Office PC
Pastor Law Office LLP

Claim Form: Equity Residential Management Massachusetts Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Phillips v. Equity Residential Management, LLC

Settlement Website: Equity Residential Management Massachusetts Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Dahl Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Phillips v. Equity Residential Management LLC
c/o Dahl Administration LLC
P.O. Box 3614
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614

Tags: Charges Related to Security Deposits, Security Deposits, Your Home