SquareTrade Protection Plan Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

SquareTrade is settling a class action centering on the protection plans it sells for devices such as cell phones. The complaint alleged it did not properly disclose the terms of its protection plans, including that claims can only be brought to arbitration and not to court and that its plans only covered items bought on Amazon.

Docket Number:

4:18-cv-00144-SMR-SBJ

Company: SquareTrade Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: April 20, 2012 to October 8, 2018

Objection Deadline: June 7, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: May 22, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: June 21, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

SquareTrade’s records will be used to determine class members as well as whether you made a claim under a protection plan that was denied.

Eligibility:

You may be a class member if you are a person or entity in the US or its territories who bought a SquareTrade protection plan on Amazon between April 20, 2012 and October 8, 2018. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

For all class members, coupon for a $10 discount off a protection plan for a mobile phone.For those to whom coverage for a product was denied, refund of the price paid for the product, not including sales tax or shipping, minus percentage awarded for attorneys’ fees in this case.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,500

Law Firms:
Erbe Law Firm
Wandro & Associates

Case Name: Swinton v. SquareTrade, Inc.

Settlement Website: SquareTrade Protection Plan Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Harley C. Erbe
ERBE LAW FIRM
2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Telephone: (515) 281-1460 Facsimile: (515) 281-1474 Email: erbelawfirm@aol.com

Steven P. Wandro
WANDRO & ASSOCIATES 2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Telephone: (515) 281-1475 Facsimile: (515) 281-1474 Email: swandro@2501grand.com

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Business Practices, Deceptive Terms of Service