Hernandez v. State Road Auto Sales, Inc., No. 1:19-cv-11525-NMG (D. Mass. Aug. 14, 2020)
Kayla Hernandez (“Class Representative”) sued State Road Auto Sales, Inc. (“Defendant”) alleging that the company offered motor vehicle lease agreements to consumers that contained improper disclosures under the Consumer Leasing Act regarding the payments and charges owed under those agreements. The parties have reached a class action settlement in this case.
The “Class” is comprised of all persons (a) with an address in the United States (b) who signed a Closed End Motor Vehicle Lease with State Road Auto Sales, Inc. (c) between August 1, 2017 and March 31, 2019 (d) for a vehicle for personal, family, or household use.
Defendant will establish a settlement fund of $18,000 for the benefit of the Class and no longer uses the form lease agreement at issue in this case. Class members who submit timely, valid claims (all potential Class members were sent a claim form at their last known address) will receive an equal share of the settlement fund. It is estimated that each participating Class member will receive between $95 and $190, depending on the number of Class members who submit timely, valid claims. In addition, and separate from the fund, Defendant will pay, subject to approval by the Court, (i) all costs of class notice and settlement administration; (ii) reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, and litigation expenses to counsel for the Class Representative and the Class; and (iii) a service award of $2,000 to the Class Representative.
Please note that this settlement does not affect the validity of your motor vehicle lease agreement with Defendant. You are still responsible for the remaining payment obligations outlined in that lease agreement, if any.
The Court will hold a final fairness hearing on December 10, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., in Boston, Massachusetts. Class members are not required to attend this hearing.
Relevant case materials are linked below, including the operative complaint in this case, the parties’ class action settlement agreement, and a copy of the class notice that further explains your rights and benefits under the agreement.
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