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Johnson Utilities Water Rate Increase Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case 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:

2:17-cv-04688-DLR

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, 2022

Proof 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 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Krislov & Associates Ltd.
Stinson, LLP

Claim Form: Johnson Utilities Water Rate Increase Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Castillo, et al. v. Johnson, et al.

Settlement Website: Johnson Utilities Water Rate Increase Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Johnson Utilities Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43501
Providence, RI 02940-3501
info@johnsonutilitiessettlement.com
888-850-0258

Tags: Bribery or Improper Incentives, Utilities, Utility Overcharge, Water