A breathe taking 16.9 million dollar settlement has been proposed in the class action lawsuit entitled Granados v. County of Los Angeles.
The lawsuit revolves around claims that the City of Angels (i.e. Los Angeles) did not properly collect telephone utility tax. Class members claim that the city ordinance requiring the telephone utility tax specifically excluded services not taxable under the Federal Excise Tax.
The City of Long Beach Telephone Tax Refund Class Action Class Members can claim either a standard award (Standard Refund Claims) or a full refund (Actual Amount Refund Claims) with proof of taxes paid.
Class members have until 9/15/18 to file a claim.
Who Should File a Claimin the City of Long Beach Telephone Tax Refund Settlement?
According to court documents; “All persons, including corporate and non-corporate entities wherever organized and existing, who paid telephone utility user taxes to the County of Los Angeles on telephone service utilized from August 25, 2005 to November 4, 2008, other than local-only telephone services, teletypewriter exchange service, or long distance telephone service where the charge varied by both time and distance, and who have not already received a refund of such tax.” – LACountyTaxRefund.com
Proof of Purchase?
Proof of purchase is not required for standard refund claims while proof of purchase is required for class members filing Actual Amount claim. Proof of purchase for those filing actual amount claims will have to documentation showing at least 10 past or recent phone bills.
Granados v. County of Los Angeles Important Dates
- 9/15/18: Claim Filing Deadline
- 9/28/18: Objection/Exclusion Deadline
- 10/29/2018: Settlement Fairness Hearing
Claim Up To 100% Refund City of Long Beach Telephone Tax Refund Class Action Settlement Contact Information
- Mail: Granados v. County of Los Angeles c/o JND Legal Administration P.O. Box 91348 Seattle, WA 98111
- Phone: 833-807-3690
- Email: info@LACountyTaxRefund.com
Class members who file valid claims will be represented by Daniel Krasner, Rachele R. Rickert, and Marisa C. Livesay from the law firm of WOLF HALDENSTEIN ALDER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP.