Staples Extended Services Protection Plan 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:

Nearly $4 million will go to pay people who had Extended Services Plans (also known as Protection Plans) with Staples for the servicing of computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets, digital readers, printers, shredders, digital cameras, and other electronic devices. The class action alleged that Staples did not adequately disclose that the protection plans required consumers to use manufacturer’s warranty coverage before coverage under the Protection Plans. In other words, the lawsuit claimed that customers overpaid for plans that overlapped with manufacturers’ warranties. 

Docket Number:

13-CV-0703

Company: Staples

Filing Deadline: February 26, 2018

Class Period: February 1, 2010 to August 31, 2013

Objection Deadline: November 27, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: November 27, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: December 13, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

No, if you are in the Staples database as someone who purchased one of the plans at issue.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you purchased a Staples Extended Services Plan or Protection Plan in New York state between February 1, 2010 and August 31, 2013, (1) that applied to computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets, digital readers, or any other technology products (including printers, fax machines, all-in-ones, shredders, digital cameras, camcorders, monitors, televisions, digital audio players, PDAs/handheld devices, GPS devices, networking equipment, scanners, projectors, cordless phones, electronic staplers, and external drives); and (2) were administered or otherwise supported by Assurant.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies, depending on the number of valid claims submitted. The minimum you will receive is 11% of the purchase price of the plan(s); if fewer people make claims, the amount of your award will go up proportionately.

Total Settlement Amount: $3.95 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Gardy & Notis LLP

Claim Form: Staples ESP Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Orlander v. Staples, Inc.

Settlement Website: Staples ESP Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Staples ESP Settlement Administrator
c/o Epiq Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 2876
Portland, OR 97208-2876
1-888-457-2203
info@StaplesSettlement.com

Tags: Repair Replacement or Servicing Plans, Unfair Services