RealPage Utility Management settlement (Maryland tenants)

Will Gendron
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Published
June 30, 2024 4:42 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
RealPage Utility Management settlement (Maryland tenants)
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
Varies
Deadline:
September 2, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

RealPage Utility Management, Inc. has agreed to pay $1,800,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged unlicensed collection agency activities and charging administrative fees to Maryland tenants without a proper license. This settlement aims to compensate affected individuals and resolve the legal dispute without further litigation.

Can I Claim an Award?

If you received a monthly statement from RealPage Utility Management, Inc. regarding utility usage for a Maryland residence, which included an administration fee, between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 2023, you may be eligible to claim an award. The official settlement website identifies these individuals as Class Members.

Class Members include approximately 233,000 individuals who were charged administrative fees during the specified period. To qualify, you must be listed as a potential Class Member on the official settlement website. If you are unsure about your status, you can contact the Settlement Administrator for verification.

Who is Excluded?

The Settlement Class excludes all employees, officers, and directors of RealPage Utility Management, Inc., as well as all employees of the Court.

What Awards Can Class Members Claim?

RealPage Utility Management, Inc. has agreed to create a Settlement Fund of $1,800,000. This fund will be used to compensate Class Members who file valid claims. The amount each Class Member receives will be proportional to the administrative fees they were charged compared to the total fees charged to all valid claimants.

For example, if you were charged higher administrative fees, your payment will be larger than those who were charged less. The exact amount will depend on the total number of valid claims filed. Additionally, the Named Plaintiff, Paul Moore, will receive a service payment of $15,000, subject to Court approval.

  • Proportional Payment: Class Members who file valid claims will receive a payment proportional to the amount of administrative fees they were charged. Those charged higher fees will receive larger payments.
  • Service Payment: Named Plaintiff, Paul Moore, will receive up to $15,000, subject to Court approval.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

To claim an award, you must accurately complete the Claim Form and certify that you are a Class Member. No additional proof is required beyond the information provided in the Claim Form.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you can file a claim online or download and mail a Claim Form from the official settlement website. Ensure that you complete all required portions of the form and submit it by the deadline of September 2, 2024.

If you choose to mail the form, send it to:

Moore v. RealPage Utility Management, Inc.

c/o Settlement Administrator

P.O. Box 16

West Point, PA 19486

Make sure it is postmarked no later than September 2, 2024.

How do I Get Paid?

You can choose to receive your settlement payment either as a digital payment or a paper check. If you opt for digital payment, you will receive an email to select your preferred digital payment option: Prepaid Mastercard, Amazon Gift Card, Target Gift Card, Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal.

If you prefer a paper check, it will be mailed to the address you provided.

$1,800,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount is $1,800,000. This fund will be used to compensate Class Members who file valid claims, after deducting attorneys' fees and litigation expenses. Court-appointed lawyers will request 1/3 of the Settlement Fund as attorneys' fees, plus their litigation expenses. The Named Plaintiff, Paul Moore, will receive an incentive payment of up to $15,000, subject to Court approval.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: September 2, 2024
  • Exclusion/Opt-out Deadline: April 20, 2024
  • Objection Deadline: April 20, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: July 2, 2024

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

The lawsuit claims that RealPage Utility Management, Inc. acted as a collection agency in Maryland without the required license and charged administrative fees in connection with this unlicensed activity. By settling, both sides avoid the costs and risks of continued litigation, and Class Members receive compensation if they file valid claims.

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Status
Open for Claims
Category
Housing
Settlement Amount
$1,800,000
Award
Varies
Is Proof Required?
No Proof
No Proof
Days Remaining to file Claim
40
Claim Deadline
September 2, 2024
Fairness Hearing
May 28, 2024
Final Approval Hearing
July 2, 2024
Case Number
8:20-cv-00927
Case Title
Moore v. RealPage Utility Management, Inc.
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Settlement Administrator Moore v. RealPage Utility Management, Inc. c/o Settlement Administrator P.O. Box 16 West Point, PA 19486 (866) 576-0175 questions@MooreClassSettlement.com
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