HomeServe USA Multi-Unit Dwelling Settlement (New Jersey)

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:

HomeServe has settled a class action that alleges that the company sold service plans to people who lived in multi-unit dwellings, like apartment houses and condominiums, even though the plans excluded such dwellings from coverage. 

Docket Number:

BER-L-11374

Filing Deadline: January 19, 2016

Class Period: November 23, 2004 to January 31, 2014

Objection Deadline: November 12, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: November 12, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: December 1, 2015

Proof of Purchase:

Account or customer ID number for service plan, documentation of payment, copy of service plans, service address for the multi-unit dwelling covered, etc.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you purchase a service plan from HomeServe USA or Home Service USA, to cover a water service line, internal plumbing, septic, heating, or electric service in a multi-unit dwelling in New Jersey, between November 23, 2004 and January 31, 2014, where the service plan did not in fact cover multi-unit dwellings, and for which you did not receive a refund.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies; pro rata portion of amount paid for service plan.

Total Settlement Amount: $3 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$30,000 total

Claim Form: NJ HomeServe Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Cortez, et al. v. United Water New Jersey, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: NJ Home Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Cortez v. Homeserve Settlement Administrator

Epiq Systems, Inc.

PO Box 4349

Portland, OR 97208-4349

1-888-593-4590

Tags: Deceptive Insurance Practices, Exclusions, Homeowners Insurance