Rutherford Country, Tennessee Probation Settlement

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:

This settlement is the outcome of a civil rights class action brought against Rutherford County, Tennessee and Providence Community Corrections, Inc. The class action alleges that probation practices for traffic and misdemeanor cases in Rutherford County violate federal and state laws and the US Constitution.

Docket Number:


Company: Rutherford County TN

Filing Deadline: April 27, 2018

Class Period: October 1, 2011 to October 5, 2017

Objection Deadline: April 27, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: April 27, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: June 25, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably court records will be used for verification.


You may be eligible if

  • At any time between October 1, 2011 and October 5, 2017,
  • Financial obligations were imposed on you for a traffic or misdemeanor case in Rutherford County General Sessions or Circuit Court, and
  • You were supervised on probation in that case by Providence Community Corrections, Inc. (PCC) or Rutherford County.

If you were on probation with PCC and submit a valid claim form, you may be eligible to receive payment. If you were supervised instead by Rutherford County, then in order to receive payment, you must prove that you were placed on probation because you were unable to pay the fees.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The Settlement Administrator will determine the payment for each person. Amounts may be adjusted upwards or downwards depending on how many valid claims are received. Also, class members who owe money from a misdemeanor probation case and earn below 125% of the federal poverty line may petition to have those fees waived.

Total Settlement Amount: $14,300,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $10,000

Law Firms:
Civil Rights Corps
Law Office of Kyle Mothershead

Claim Form: PCC/Rutherford County Probation Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Rodriguez et al. v. Providence Community Corrections, Inc. et al.

Settlement Website: PCC/Rutherford County Probation Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Dahl Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Rodriguez, et al. v. Providence Community Corrections Inc., et al.
c/o Dahl Administration LLC
P.O. Box 3614
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614

Tags: Civil Rights, Fees Fines Penalties Etc., Probation