Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
Johnson Utilities, LLC is paying $10.35 million to resolve a class action alleging the company unlawfully raised its water and wastewater rates by bribing a state regulator.Docket Number:
Company: Johnson Utilities, LLC
Filing Deadline: May 16, 2022
Class Period: October 1, 2011 to December 14, 2021
Objection Deadline: March 11, 2022
Exclusion Deadline: March 11, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: March 25, 2022Proof of Purchase:
The Claim Form does not ask for proof. If you are a current customer of EPCOR, you do not need to submit a claim form. If you used to get water or wastewater from Johnson Utilities but no longer live in the area, you mail file a Claim Form.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you were a Johnson Utilities customer who paid for water or wastewater services between October 1, 2011 and December 14, 2021.Typical Settlement Amount:
Class members will receive a portion of the net settlement fund, based on the length of time they were customers of Johnson Utilities. Payments are estimated to be around $1.28 per month as a Johnson customer, or roughly $169 for those who were customers for the whole class period. For those who are current EPCOR customers, the payment will be made in the form of a credit for their future water and wastewater bills. For those who no longer live in the service area, the payment will be distributed in the form of a check.
Total Settlement Amount: $10.35 millionClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Krislov & Associates Ltd.
Case Name: Castillo, et al. v. Johnson, et al.
Settlement Website: Johnson Utilities Water Rate Increase Settlement Website
KCC Class Action Services, LLC
Johnson Utilities Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43501
Providence, RI 02940-3501