Subject: REMINDER - Notice of Verizon Class Action Settlement
VERIZON CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
A court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
You are not being sued.
**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*
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.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT