DiversyFund and REITs Misleading Statements and Omissions Class Action

This class action brings suit against two real estate investment trust (REITs), DF Growth REIT, LLC (REIT I), DF Growth REIT II, LLC (REIT II), their sponsor DiversyFund, Inc., and two persons who had control of these entities, Craig Cecilio and Alan Lewis. The complaint alleges that these defendants sold shares to investors while making  Read more

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Wolverine, 3M PFAS Water Contamination Settlement

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. and the 3M Company will be paying $54 million to settle a class action about the contamination of properties and groundwater with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the North Kent Study Area of Michigan. According to the complaint, the contamination occurred when Wolverine used PFAS sourced from 3M over several  Read more

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RealPage Platform Pushes New York Metro Rents Higher Antitrust Class Action

The New York metro area has for a long time been one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. Yet the complaint for this class action alleges that a group of owners and operators of multifamily units in this market, along with software platform RealPage, have conspired to push prices even higher. It  Read more

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Foothills Reserve, Arizona Eminent Domain Judgment

This judgment pertains to the State of Arizona’s taking of part of the common areas of Foothills Reserve via eminent domain for the construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. The Foothills Reserve Master Owners’ Association, Inc. (the homeowners’ association or HOA) asserted damage claims on behalf of 589 homeowners for the diminishment of  Read more

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Champlain Towers South Collapse Settlement

The Champlain Towers South Condominium Association, Inc. (CTSCA) and other parties are paying more than $1 billion to settle class actions pertaining to the collapse of part of the Champlain Towers South (CTS) building and the later demolition of the rest, in Surfside, Florida in June 2021. The collapse caused ninety-eight deaths as well as  Read more

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Tenants Evicted Due to Water Contamination by Navy Fuel Leaks Class Action

The defendants in this case are four landlords on the Hawaiian island of Oahu—Ohana Military Communities, LLC, Hunt MH Property Management, LLC, Island Palm Communities, LLC, and Hickam Communities, LLC—and possibly others, as yet unknown. These landlords, the complaint alleges, have “forcibly evicted” families from their homes because the drinking water for the properties has  Read more

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Columbus Square Limited Resident Pool Access Class Action

UDR, Inc. owns apartments at 808, 795, 775, 801, and 805 Columbus Avenue. The complaint for this class action brings suit against UDR and the individual apartment buildings, alleging that the apartments are advertised as having “daylong access” to a swimming pool at 808 Columbus. However, the complaint alleges, “residents are in fact deprived of  Read more

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FPI Management Screening Fee Washington Settlement

A $1,600,000 settlement fund will be posted by FPI Management, Inc. to settle a class action alleging that it charged applicants tenant screening fees without first giving them the required disclosures. The complaint also alleged that FPI charged a holding fee on apartments before unconditionally offering them to prospective tenants, in violation of Washington state  Read more

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Westgate Timeshares Pressure Tactics and Overselling Class Action

This class action takes issue with methods used in the sale of timeshares, by Westgate Resorts, Ltd. and ten other Westgate companies, and two Central Florida Investments companies. The complaint alleges that the companies use a “high pressure scheme” to make sales, without disclosing to customers all legally-required information, and without providing sufficient access to  Read more

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Lincoln Property Application and Lock Change Fees Settlement

Lincoln Property Company, Salem Station, LLC, and Lincoln Apartment Management, LP are settling a class action about properties they own and manage in Massachusetts. The complaint alleged the companies violated Massachusetts law by charging fees for applications and for changing locks on apartment doors.  Read more

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