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M & M Rentals $1,000,000 Settlement Over Uninhabitable Apartments

Details about the settlement in the Cantonwine, et. al. v. John G. Mehos et. al. case, where tenants alleged their rights were violated by the defendants.

M & M Rentals $1,000,000 Settlement Over Uninhabitable Apartments
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    Varies
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    November 25, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $1,000,000
  • Final Approval:
    January 9, 2024
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A class action lawsuit brought against John G. Mehos, William G. Mehos, Constantine Mehos, and M & M Rentals, LLC, has reached a settlement. The lawsuit, filed by tenants of the defendants' rental properties in Salida, Colorado, alleged that the defendants violated their rights by renting out uninhabitable apartments and wrongfully retaining tenants' security deposits.

Unraveling the M & M Rentals Settlement

The settlement, whose amount has not been specified, is the result of a class action lawsuit filed against the defendants. The lawsuit alleged that the defendants violated their tenants' rights by renting out apartments that were not fit for habitation and by wrongfully withholding security deposits.

The settlement is intended to compensate the plaintiffs for the economic and non-economic damages they suffered during the class period. The settlement also includes provisions for the return of security deposits and penalties associated with their wrongful withholding.

Key Dates to Remember

The final approval date for the settlement is January 9, 2024. This is the date when the court will decide whether to approve the settlement. If the settlement is approved, the distribution of settlement benefits will occur after any appeals are resolved.

The deadline to file a claim is November 25, 2023. This is the date by which class members must submit a valid claim form to be eligible for a settlement payment.

Who Are the Class Members?

The class members in this settlement are divided into three separate classes. Class 1 includes individuals who resided at the D Street apartments on May 2, 2017. Class 2 includes individuals whose security deposits were not returned after renting one of the defendants' apartments in Salida from April 24, 2017, to the present. Class 3 includes individuals who rented an apartment from the defendants at the specified addresses from April 24, 2015, to the present.

These classes were created to represent the different groups of tenants who were affected by the defendants' alleged actions. The class definitions are based on the tenants' residency status, the timing of their tenancy, and whether their security deposits were wrongfully withheld.

  • Class 1: Residents of D Street apartments on May 2, 2017.
  • Class 2: Tenants whose security deposits were not returned.
  • Class 3: Tenants from April 24, 2015, to present.

There are no exclusions mentioned for class members in the settlement.

What Can Class Members Claim?

Class members may be eligible to receive a cash payment based on their class and individual circumstances. The specific amount of the award will depend on factors such as the amount of the security deposit, any applicable penalties, and the duration of the tenancy.

The settlement provides for different awards for the different classes of plaintiffs. Class 1 members will receive a cash payment based on a pro rata share of the settlement funds as compensation for economic and non-economic damages during the class period. Class 2 members will receive a cash payment based on the amount of the deposit and any applicable penalties associated with wrongfully withholding the deposit. Class 3 members will receive a cash payment based on a pro rata share as reimbursement of rent paid during the class period.

  • Class 1: Pro rata share of settlement funds.
  • Class 2: Amount of deposit and applicable penalties.
  • Class 3: Pro rata share of rent paid during class period.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required to claim the reward. The specific requirements for the proof are not specified in the information available on the official settlement website.

The Reason Behind the Settlement

The Cantonwine, et. al. v. John G. Mehos et. al. case is a class action lawsuit filed against the defendants, alleging that they violated their tenants' rights by renting out uninhabitable apartments and wrongfully retaining tenants' security deposits.

The settlement is intended to resolve these allegations and provide compensation to the affected tenants. The next steps in the process are the final approval hearing on January 9, 2024, and the claim deadline on November 25, 2023.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Court
  • State:
    Colorado
  • Court:
    Colorado District
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    John G. Mehos, William G. Mehos, Constantine Mehos, and M & M Rentals, LLC
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Matthew K. Hobbs, P.C.
  • Claims Admin:
    Atticus Administration PO Box 64053 St. Paul, MN 55164 1-888-230-0024 MehosSettlement@atticusadmin.com
  • Defendant Firm:
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