Miller et al. v. Willmark Communities Inc. et al.

Welcome to the Miller v. Willmark Class Action Settlement Website

If you leased an apartment unit at a Willmark Property and moved out of your apartment unit between May 26, 2011 and June 30, 2016, this class action settlement may benefit you and affect your rights. The Willmark Properties covered by this Notice include Alpine Woods Apartments, Creekside Meadows Apartments, La Jolla Nobel Apartments, North Park Apartments, Rancho Hillside Apartments, Prominence Apartments, Shadowridge Apartments, and La Jolla Del Rey/ Town Park Villas.

Case Summary

In this class action lawsuit, Jill Miller and others bringing the lawsuit (called “Representative Plaintiffs”) allege that Willmark Communities, Inc. and other entities or persons (called “Defendants”) violated California Civil Code section 1950.5, Civil Code sections 1785.1-1785.36, laws of defamation, libel, or slander, and other laws by improperly administering tenant security deposits, improsing improper move-out charges and reporting alleged debts to any person or entity.  

Defendants deny these allegations, deny any wrongdoing and maintain that they fully complied with the law. By entering into this settlement, Defendants in no way admit any violation of law or any liability whatsoever. The Court has not yet determined who is correct. The Parties reached a settlement to avoid the time, uncertainty, and expense of further litigation.

Please review the information contained in this website for more information about the settlement.  

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

DEADLINE: November 12, 2018

If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue Defendants in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this settlement resolves.

ASK TO BE EXCLUDED

DEADLINE: November 12, 2018

This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against Defendants related to the legal claims this settlement resolves. However, you will give up the right to receive benefits from this settlement.

OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

DEADLINE: November 12, 2018

If you do not exclude yourself from the settlement, you may object to it by writing to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.

GO TO A HEARING ON:

 December 7, 2018

You may ask to appear and speak to the Court about the fairness of the settlement.  Please note that the date of this Hearing may change without further notice. Settlement Class Members should check the settlement website and the Court docket in this case, www.sdcourt.ca.gov, to confirm that the date of the Fairness Hearing has not been changed.

DO NOTHING

Unless you exclude yourself, you are automatically part of the settlement. If you do nothing, you may not receive benefits from this Settlement and you will give up the right to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against the Defendants about the legal claims resolved by this settlement.

  

Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both of which are available on the Case Documents page.