September 9, 2019:
If you lived at the Walden Park apartment complex in Cambridge, Massachusetts (owned by Equity Residential) you could be entitled to receive of to $5,000.00 from a class action settlement.
ACTION IS REQUIRED, YOU MUST FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM FORM TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT FROM THE SETTLEMENT.
THE DEADLINE TO FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM IS NOVEMBER 14, 2019.
The class action lawsuit alleged systemic issues with the heat and hot water systems at Walden Park. Information about the class action settlement, and how to file a Proof of Claim form to participate in the settlement, can be found at the following website:
Tenants who resided at Walden Park during either of the following time frames are eligible to obtain compensation:
- Between April 12, 2012 and April 24, 2014; or
- Between July 7, 2014 and September 30, 2014.
Under the terms of the proposed settlement, Equity Residential Management, LLC has agreed to make up to $500,000.00 available to affected tenants who submit a timely Proof of Claim form. Tenants have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000.00 as follows:
- Up to $4,000.00 will be paid to each tenant who files a Proof of Claim form.
- An additional $1,000.00 will be paid to each tenant who submits written evidence of a complaint about heat or hot water with their Proof of Claim form.***
***ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE: If you believe that you have made a written complaint to Equity about heat or hot water issues, but you do not have any evidence of your complaint to submit with your claim, you can CONTACT US BY CLICKING HERE. We will check our records and will let you know if we are able to find any complaints for submission with your Proof of Claim. Requests for assistance made after November 4, 2019 may not be honored.
For full, complete and official information about the settlement, including court ordered notices, and for all other questions relating to the class action settlement, please contact the Claim Administrator:
Equity Walden Park Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91248
Seattle, WA 98111-9418
Phone: (844) 961-0320
Claim Website: https://www.equitywaldenparksettlement.com/
The terms of this settlement are subject to final approval by the Court.
Baker, et al. v. Equity Residential Management, L.L.C. and EQR-Walden Park, LLC
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Docket No. 1:18-cv-11175-PBS
Hon. Patti B. Saris, Presiding Judge