GHP Management Late Fee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action against Geoffrey H. Palmer, GH Palmer Associates, and GHP Management Corporation, challenging the $75 late fees it has been applying to rent payments that are three or more days late. The complaint contended that the amount was not determined by an analysis of the actual cost of the late payments, the payments are unlawful penalties.

Docket Number:


Company: GHP Management Corporation

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: December 10, 2014 to May 16, 2022

Objection Deadline: February 14, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: February 14, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: May 22, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you were a tenant of GHP properties in California between December 10, 2014 and May 16, 2022 and you were a signatory to a lease at the time you paid one or more late fees because your rent was late. The following is a list of GHP properties covered by this settlement:

- The Broadway Palace (North and South), Los Angeles, California
- Canyon Country Villas, Santa Clarita, California
- Colony Townhomes, Santa Clarita, California
- The DaVinci, Los Angeles, California Diamond Park, Santa Clarita, California
- The Lorenzo, Los Angeles, California
- The Medici, Los Angeles, California
- The Orsini (I, II, and III), Los Angeles, California
- Park Sierra, Santa Clarita, California
- Pasadena Park Place, Los Angeles, California
- Paseos Ontario, Ontario, California
- The Paseos at Montclair North, Montclair, California
- The Piero (I and II), Los Angeles, California
- Riverpark, Santa Clarita, California
- River Ranch Townhomes & Apartments, Santa Clarita, California
- Sand Canyon Ranch, Santa Clarita, California
- Sand Canyon Villas & Townhomes, Santa Clarita, California
- The Skyline Terrace, Los Angeles, California
- Summit at Warner Center, Woodland Hills, California
- The Terrace, Santa Clarita, California
- Upland Village Green, Upland, California
- The Village, Santa Clarita, California
- The Visconti, Los Angeles, California

Typical Settlement Amount:

The Initial Distribution will be made according to how many late fees each class member paid, distributed equally to all signatories of the lease, currently estimated to be as follows:
- 1-3 late fees paid, $50
- 4-6 late fees paid, $75
- 7-9 late fees paid, $100
- 10 or more late fees paid, $125
The Second Distribution will be made if there are sufficient funds left over in the net settlement fund after the Initial Distribution. Note that you will only be eligible for this second distribution if you submit a Payment Election Form by February 14, 2023.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,750,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $5,000

Law Firms:
Ahdoot & Wolfson
Zimmerman Reed

Claim Form: Payment Method Election Form

Case Name: Seltzer v. Geoffrey H. Palmer, et al.

Settlement Website: GHP Late Fee Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

GHP Late Fee Settlement
c/o Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tags: Improper Fees, Late Fee, Tenants' Rights