Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.
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:
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, 2017Proof 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 millionClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Gardy & Notis LLP
Claim Form: Staples ESP Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Orlander v. Staples, Inc.
Settlement Website: Staples ESP Settlement Website
Staples ESP Settlement Administrator
c/o Epiq Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 2876
Portland, OR 97208-2876