Verizon Class Action Settlement


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Attached below is an excerpt from the Verizon class action settlement. Read this notice or visit www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com or call toll-free (844) 689-0186 for more information.

What is this notice about? A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed that Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (“Verizon”) charged a monthly Administrative Charge and/or Administrative and Telco Recovery Charge (collectively, “Administrative Charge”) on Verizon post-paid individual consumer wireless accounts that was unfair and not adequately disclosed. Verizon has denied and continues to deny that it did anything wrong and that the lawsuit has any merit.  Verizon states that it will continue to charge the Administrative Charge and that it has the right to increase the Administrative Charge. The settlement, if approved, resolves the lawsuit and provides benefits to Settlement Class Members who file a claim.

Who is included? The “Settlement Class” includes consumers residing in the United States (based on account holders’ last known billing address) who received postpaid wireless or data services from Verizon and who were charged and paid an Administrative Charge between January 1, 2016 and November 8, 2023. You are receiving this notice because Verizon’s records indicate that you are in the Settlement Class.

What can I get? Under the proposed settlement, Verizon will pay $100 million to create a settlement fund. If the settlement is approved and becomes final, payments will be made to eligible account holders. You must file a claim to receive a payment (see below). If you file a claim by the deadline, your settlement payment may be up to $100.00 for your account, but the final amount may be lower depending on how long you were a Verizon subscriber and how many Settlement Class Members file valid claims.

How do I get a payment? You must file a claim by April 15, 2024 to receive a settlement payment. You can file a claim online by clicking here, or you can download a claim form at www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com, fill it out, and submit it by mail. Payments will be issued to valid claimants by mailed check or electronic payment.

What are my options? You can (1) file a claim for a payment from the settlement, and, if the settlement becomes final and you are in the Settlement Class, you will give up the right to sue Verizon about the issues in this lawsuit; (2) do nothing, thereby receiving no payment, and, if the settlement becomes final, you will give up the right to sue Verizon about the issues in this lawsuit; or (3) exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by opting out, thereby receiving no payment, and you will retain any right you may have to sue Verizon about the issues in this lawsuit. To exclude yourself, you must mail a signed request for exclusion containing the information described at www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com, postmarked by February 20, 2024, to: Verizon Administrative Charge Settlement Administrator, Attn: Exclusions, P.O. Box 58220, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

If you do not exclude yourself, and the Court approves the settlement, you will be bound by the Court’s orders and judgments and will release your claims relating to this lawsuit. If you do not exclude yourself, you can object to or comment on the settlement and/or Settlement Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and service awards for the plaintiffs who brought this case on behalf of the Settlement Class.  To object, you must submit a signed, written objection containing the information described at www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com to the Court by February 26, 2024. Visit www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com for more information.

What happens next? The Court will hold a hearing, currently scheduled for March 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., at the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, located at 56 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-0964 to decide whether to approve the settlement, attorneys’ fees and expenses for the attorneys representing the Settlement Class (up to $33.3 million plus expenses, to be paid from the $100 million settlement fund), and service awards of up to $3,500 to each of the plaintiffs who brought this case on behalf of the Settlement Class. You or your attorney may ask permission to speak at the hearing at your own cost. The date and time of this hearing may change without further notice, and/or the Court could order that this hearing be held remotely or telephonically. Check www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com for updates.

Who represents me? The Court has appointed DeNittis Osefchen Prince, P.C. and Hattis & Lukacs to represent the Settlement Class. Together, these lawyers are called Settlement Class Counsel. You do not need to pay these lawyers out of your pocket; instead, these lawyers will apply for compensation out of the settlement fund. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

How do I get more information? For more information, including to view copies of case documents, the full settlement agreement, the complaint in the lawsuit, and Settlement Class Counsel’s fee application (once it is filed), visit www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.co

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**YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT OF UP TO $100.00 IF YOU FILE A CLAIM**
*You must file a claim by April 15, 2024 to receive a payment*
To file a claim click here.

Read this notice or visit www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com or call toll-free (844) 689-0186 for more information.

What is this notice about? A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed that Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (“Verizon”) charged a monthly Administrative Charge and/or Administrative and Telco Recovery Charge (collectively, “Administrative Charge”) on Verizon post-paid individual consumer wireless accounts that was unfair and not adequately disclosed. Verizon has denied and continues to deny that it did anything wrong and that the lawsuit has any merit.  Verizon states that it will continue to charge the Administrative Charge and that it has the right to increase the Administrative Charge. The settlement, if approved, resolves the lawsuit and provides benefits to Settlement Class Members who file a claim.

Who is included? The “Settlement Class” includes consumers residing in the United States (based on account holders’ last known billing address) who received postpaid wireless or data services from Verizon and who were charged and paid an Administrative Charge between January 1, 2016 and November 8, 2023. You are receiving this notice because Verizon’s records indicate that you are in the Settlement Class.

What can I get? Under the proposed settlement, Verizon will pay $100 million to create a settlement fund. If the settlement is approved and becomes final, payments will be made to eligible account holders. You must file a claim to receive a payment (see below). If you file a claim by the deadline, your settlement payment may be up to $100.00 for your account, but the final amount may be lower depending on how long you were a Verizon subscriber and how many Settlement Class Members file valid claims.

How do I get a payment? You must file a claim by April 15, 2024 to receive a settlement payment. You can file a claim online by clicking here, or you can download a claim form at www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com, fill it out, and submit it by mail. Payments will be issued to valid claimants by mailed check or electronic payment.

What are my options? You can (1) file a claim for a payment from the settlement, and, if the settlement becomes final and you are in the Settlement Class, you will give up the right to sue Verizon about the issues in this lawsuit; (2) do nothing, thereby receiving no payment, and, if the settlement becomes final, you will give up the right to sue Verizon about the issues in this lawsuit; or (3) exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by opting out, thereby receiving no payment, and you will retain any right you may have to sue Verizon about the issues in this lawsuit. To exclude yourself, you must mail a signed request for exclusion containing the information described at www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com, postmarked by February 20, 2024, to: Verizon Administrative Charge Settlement Administrator, Attn: Exclusions, P.O. Box 58220, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

If you do not exclude yourself, and the Court approves the settlement, you will be bound by the Court’s orders and judgments and will release your claims relating to this lawsuit. If you do not exclude yourself, you can object to or comment on the settlement and/or Settlement Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and service awards for the plaintiffs who brought this case on behalf of the Settlement Class.  To object, you must submit a signed, written objection containing the information described at www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com to the Court by February 26, 2024. Visit www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com for more information.

What happens next? The Court will hold a hearing, currently scheduled for March 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., at the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, located at 56 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-0964 to decide whether to approve the settlement, attorneys’ fees and expenses for the attorneys representing the Settlement Class (up to $33.3 million plus expenses, to be paid from the $100 million settlement fund), and service awards of up to $3,500 to each of the plaintiffs who brought this case on behalf of the Settlement Class. You or your attorney may ask permission to speak at the hearing at your own cost. The date and time of this hearing may change without further notice, and/or the Court could order that this hearing be held remotely or telephonically. Check www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com for updates.

Who represents me? The Court has appointed DeNittis Osefchen Prince, P.C. and Hattis & Lukacs to represent the Settlement Class. Together, these lawyers are called Settlement Class Counsel. You do not need to pay these lawyers out of your pocket; instead, these lawyers will apply for compensation out of the settlement fund. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

How do I get more information? For more information, including to view copies of case documents, the full settlement agreement, the complaint in the lawsuit, and Settlement Class Counsel’s fee application (once it is filed), visit www.VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com. You can also call (844) 689-0186 or email info@VerizonAdministrativeChargeSettlement.com.

2023 Jeep Cherokee Transmission Problems

2023 JEEP CHEROKEE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS
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Owners of the 2023 Jeep Cherokee have complained of transmission problems.  Jeep has issued a service bulleting to address this.  If problems are substantial, owners may file claims for compensation or vehicle repurchase.

TSB #2102023

2023 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

TSB Document:

Affected Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary

Flash: Transmission Control Module (TCM) Updates Customer may experience the following: ? Clunk or bump felt during an Engine Stop/Start (ESS) event. ? Roughness in shifts between gears 1 & 2. This bulletin involves reprogramming the TCM with the latest available software.

 

2023 Tesla Model Y Complaints  involving brakes, steering, electrical systems, and many more

 

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“The Tesla Model Y is an SUV version of the Tesla Model 3, and they share fundamental underpinnings, features, and equipment. Owners enjoy the Tesla Model Y since it’s agile, quick, and roomy, but they also face issues relating to body integrity, climate systems, and in-car electronics. Furthermore, the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is unfortunate.

“Not long ago, the NHTSA identified some safety concerns with the Tesla Model Y on several occasions, prompting nine recalls involving loose brake caliper bolts, suspension, seat belts, brakes, and so on. The issues, which have lingered for a while now, persist into the new model year, with numerous complaints about the Tesla Model Y involving brakes, steering, electrical systems, and many more.”

The following includes a variety of problems experienced with The Tesla from Consumer Reports and other sources;

  1. Phantom Braking: Owners have reported issues with the vehicle’s autonomous driving system triggering sudden and unnecessary braking incidents, which can be unsettling and potentially unsafe[1].
  2. Suspension Flaws: Some users have experienced problems with the suspension system, including unusual noises and inconsistencies in ride quality[4].
  3. Charging Issues: There have been complaints about charging problems, including slow charging rates and difficulties with Tesla’s Supercharger network[4].
  4. Steering Wheel Issues: Instances of the steering wheel coming loose have been reported, which poses a significant safety concern[4].
  5. Touchscreen Problems: Users have encountered touchscreen malfunctions and glitches in the vehicle’s central control system[4].
  6. Alarms Triggered Easily: Some owners have complained about alarms being triggered too easily, which can lead to unnecessary alerts and distractions[4].
  7. Build Quality Issues: There have been concerns about the build quality of the 2022-2023 Model Y, including issues with panel gaps and overall fit and finish[6].
  8. Reliability: Consumer Reports predicts that the 2023 Model Y may be less reliable compared to the average new car, based on data from previous model years[2].
  9. Mixed Reviews: While some owners have praised the Model Y for its spaciousness and driving experience, others have expressed disappointment with build quality and issues[5].

It’s important to note that individual experiences can vary, and Tesla continuously works to improve its vehicles through software updates and customer feedback. Potential buyers should research thoroughly and consider these factors before purchasing a Model Y.

2023 Tesla Model Y Reviews and Complaints

Excessive and Misleadings Fees and Charges

CFPB Uncovers Illegal Junk Fees on Bank Accounts, Mortgages, and Student and Auto Loans

Many companies are updating practices and making consumers whole based on supervisory findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a special edition of its Supervisory Highlights that reports on unlawful junk fees uncovered in deposit accounts and in multiple loan servicing markets, including in mortgage, student, and payday lending. These unlawful fees corrode family finances, force up families’ banking and borrowing costs, and are not easily avoided – even by financially savvy consumers. As described in the Supervisory Highlights, the CFPB continues rooting unlawful fees out of consumer financial markets.

“For years, junk fees have been creeping across the economy,” said CFPB Director Rohit Chopra. “Our report describes a host of illegal junk fee practices that the CFPB has uncovered across the financial services sector.”

The CFPB’s examination and supervision program helps the agency identify illegal practices that are harming families, market competition, and law-abiding businesses. The CFPB publishes Supervisory Highlights reports to promote transparency and to stop potentially unlawful practices, as well as to help educate families, advocacy groups, and other law enforcement agencies about these practices.

The CFPB’s prior supervision work led the agency to issue guidance in October 2022, on the longstanding problem of surprise overdraft fees. As of today, after the CFPB’s focus on surprise overdrafts, at least 20 of the largest banks in the United States, which hold 62% of the volume of consumer deposit accounts subject to the CFPB’s supervisory authority, do not charge surprise overdraft fees. Additionally, banks that the CFPB has examined thus far will refund roughly $30 million to about 170,000 account holders who were assessed surprise overdraft fees.

This Supervisory Highlights special edition covers unlawful junk fees in the areas of bank account deposits, auto loan servicing, mortgage loan servicing, payday lending, and student loan servicing found during examinations between July 1, 2022, and February 1, 2023.

Deposit Accounts

CFPB examiners identified instances of depository institutions charging unlawful junk fees on consumer deposit accounts. Specifically, CFPB examiners found some financial institutions charged:

  • Surprise overdraft fees: Institutions assessed unfair overdraft fees by authorizing a debit that was made with a positive balance, but later charging an overdraft fee because of intervening transactions that were processed before the debit settled. Account holders could not reasonably avoid these surprise fees, irrespective of account disclosures.
  • Multiple non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees:  Institutions charged customers multiple NSF fees for a single item against an insufficient balance in the consumer’s account, potentially as soon as the next day. The institutions are making appropriate restitution to consumers. CFPB examiners have reviewed NSF fee assessment at numerous institutions, and a majority of those institutions have decided to forego NSF fees altogether.

Auto Loan Servicing

Last year, the CFPB issued compliance guidance to the auto loan servicing industry in response to identified practices that included the illegal seizure of cars, sloppy record keeping, unreliable balance statements, and ransom for personal property contained within repossessed vehicles.

In the last six months, CFPB examiners found illegal servicing practices, particularly around the charging of unlawful fees, including hitting car owners with:

  • Out-of-bounds and fake late fees: Servicers charged late fees that exceeded the permissible amounts stated in borrowers’ contracts. Servicers also charged late fees to consumers whose cars had been repossessed and their loans accelerated, which means that no payment was due that could have been subject to a late fee.
  • Inflated estimated repossession fees: Servicers, before returning vehicles to some consumers, charged inflated estimated repossession fees of $1,000. The average cost to repossess a vehicle is $350.
  • Pay-to-pay payment fees and kickback payments: After borrowers were locked into servicer relationships, some auto loan servicers charged payment processing fees for the most common payment methods that far exceeded servicers’ costs for processing payments. Payment processors collected the inflated fees, and the servicers then profited through kickbacks from the processors.

Debt Defense Lawyer

 

A debt defense attorney is a lawyer who defends consumers in lawsuits filed by credit card companies, lenders, or debt collectors for unpaid balances. A debt defense attorney can help you recognize defenses, resolve your lawsuit, rights, and challenge the debt collector’s claims.  A settlement may involve you paying only a percentage of what is claimed to be owed.   A debt defense attorney may charge a flat fee.

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