Recinos v. The Regents of the University of California
IF YOU WERE CHARGED LATE FEES WHILE A STUDENT AT ANY OF THE TEN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CAMPUSES BETWEEN OCTOBER 10, 2015, AND SEPTEMBER 26, 2022, YOU COULD RECEIVE A CASH PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.
The notice informs you of a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging that Defendant the Regents of the University of California (“the University of California”) charged students unlawful Late Fees.
The Settlement will provide at least $1,525,000 to pay cash claims to University of California students who paid one or more eligible Late Fees to the University of California between October 10, 2015, and September 26, 2022. Late Fees eligible for reimbursement are Late Fees for student housing (called “Housing Late Fees” in the Settlement Agreement), and Late Fees for late enrollment, late registration, or for delinquent student accounts (collectively called “Enrollment Late Fees” in the Settlement Agreement). Class Members can receive a 33% refund of Housing Late Fees paid, and a 20% refund of Enrollment Late Fees paid. Class Members that choose not to file claims will not get a cash award.
The University of California has agreed to waive Late Fees charged to any Class Members that have not yet been collected and to temporarily cease charging Late Fees for at least six weeks pending satisfaction of certain requirements.
The University of California denies any wrongdoing or unlawful conduct and asserts that the Late Fees were charged consistent with the law. The Court has not decided who is right. Both sides have agreed to settle the dispute and give benefits to Class Members.
Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
Submit a Claim by November 25, 2022
This is the only way to receive a cash award.
Exclude yourself by November 10, 2022
Exclude yourself and get no award from the proposed Settlement. Your exclusion must be postmarked by November 10, 2022. This is the only choice that allows you to participate in another lawsuit against the University of California about the claims at issue in this case covered by the Class Period.
Object in writing by November 10, 2022
You can write to the court so that it is postmarked by November 10, 2022, about why you disagree with the Settlement.
Go to the Final Approval Hearing
You can speak in Court about the fairness of the proposed Settlement by appearing in person at the Final Approval Hearing on January 17, 2023 at 3 p.m., in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Alameda.
Get no cash payment. If applicable, you may still have any outstanding Late Fees waived by the University of California. Give up your rights to sue the University of California regarding any of the claims at issue in this case.
This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
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Thursday, November 10, 2022
You must complete and mail your Request for Exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Thursday, November 10, 2022.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
You must mail your objection(s) so that it/they are postmarked no later than Thursday, November 10, 2022. Your Notice of Intention to Appear at the Fairness Hearing must be filed and received by the Court, and mailed and/or emailed to the Settlement Administrator, Defense Counsel, and Plaintiffs’ Counsel no later than November 11, 2022.
Claim Form Deadline
Friday, November 25, 2022
You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Friday, November 25, 2022, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, November 25, 2022.
Final Approval Hearing Date
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Please check this website for updates.