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Madison Heights, MI Stormwater Service Charges Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The City of Madison Heights, Michigan is settling a class action alleging that its stormwater charge to property owners should be refunded. The complaint alleged that the stormwater charge, which was imposed on property owners to recover costs assessed on the city by Oakland County, was not a proper user fee but a tax, and that it violated the Headlee Amendment to the Michigan state constitution.

Docket Number:

2020-181196-CZ

Company: City of Madison Heights, Michigan

Filing Deadline: October 2, 2021

Class Period: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021

Objection Deadline: October 2, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: October 2, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: December 1, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof if you have a current water and sewer customer. If you are no longer a current customer and wish to receive your refund in the form of a check, you must submit a claim form.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person or entity who incurred or paid the stormwater charge between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund, calculated by comparing the total amount of charges paid during the class period with the amount paid by each class member. If you are a current water and sewer customer, you will receive your portion as a credit in your account. If you have past due balances in your account, your payment will be reduced by the amount of these unpaid balances. If you no longer have a current water and sewer account, you may submit a claim form requesting your portion be sent to you in the form of a check.

Total Settlement Amount: $ 2,600,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Kickham Hanley PLLC
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone PLC

Claim Form: Madison Heights, MI Stormwater Service Charges Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Griffin. v. City of Madison Heights

Settlement Website: Madison Heights, MI Stormwater Service Charges Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

City of Madison Heights Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Info@MadisonHeightsStormwaterSettlement.com
855-957-3746

Tags: Municipal Service Overcharges, Water