City of Long Beach, CA Telephone Tax Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action that alleges that the City of Long Beach, California required telephone service providers to collect more utility user taxes (UUTs) than it should have. The complaint claimed that taxes should have been collected only on local and long distance service where charges for calls varied by both time andĀ  Read more

Los Angeles Housing Authority Section 8 Improper Notice Settlement

Another class action has been settled, this time one alleging that the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) violated federal and state laws when it did not provide proper notice to Section 8 recipients, between July 2005 and July 2006, that the Voucher Payment Standard (VPS) was to be reduced. The VPSĀ  Read more