Western Dental Late Fees California 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:

Western Dental Services, Inc. is paying $3 million to settle a class action alleging that the company violated California law when it charged customers late fees for payments on installment contracts for dental services.

Docket Number:


Company: Western Dental Services, Inc.

Filing Deadline: March 19, 2021

Class Period: February 20, 2014 to May 8, 2019

Objection Deadline: March 19, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: March 19, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: April 9, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably company records are being used for verification.


You may be eligible if you are a California resident, you entered into an installment contract with Western Dental for dental work that was done in California, and you paid or were charged a late fee under that contract, between February 20, 2014 and May 8, 2019.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Estimated at $15 per late fee paid, up to a total of $225. Late fees charged during the class period but not paid will be waived. Class members who do not file a claim will not receive a cash award but will be eligible to receive a $25 voucher. Final amounts of awards may be less than this and will depend on total number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $3,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Bursor & Fisher

Claim Form: Juarez-Segura v. Western Dental Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Juarez-Segura, et al. v. Western Dental Services, Inc.

Settlement Website: Juarez-Segura v. Western Dental Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Western Dental Settlement Administrator – 6881
P.O. Box 523
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0523

Tags: Late Payment Fees, Unfair Business Practices