If you are or have been a property tax payer and have paid the West Basin Municipal Water District “use charge” that is identified on your property tax bill as an “assessment” at any time as of October 5, 2014, you are a class member and your rights may be affected by the lawsuit titled above.
LOS ANGELES, December 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Huskinson, Brown & Heidenreich, LLP announces that a class action settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against the West Basin Municipal Water District (“West Basin”) regarding allegations that he allegedly violated various sections of the California Constitution and the Uniform Standby Charge Proceedings Act by imposing a fee known as a “contribution” or “standby charge”. West Basin denies doing anything wrong. West Basin has agreed to reduce the overtime standby charge and eliminate the overtime standby charge West Hollywood through June 30, 2024 at the latest and by June 30, 2030 for the rest of its service area.
Class Members who owned real estate in the West Basin service area but no longer do can file claims against a $1 million funds for the reimbursement of standby charges they paid while owning real estate.
If you are a class member and the settlement is approved by the court, your rights will be affected whether or not you act. For more information about the settlement and how you can file a claim, opt out of the settlement class, or object to the settlement, please visit WestBasinStandbyChargeSettlement.com or contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-844-926- 1534 or Rastegar, and Al. v. West Basin Municipal Water District Settlement Administrator, c/o KCC Class Action Services, PO Box 43159, Providence RI 02940-3159.
Use the following link for more information: WestBasinStandbyChargeSettlement.com.
Rastegar, et al. vs. West Basin Municipal Water District,
No. BC684499 (Cal. Sup. Ct.)
SOURCEHuskinson, Brown & Heidenreich, LLP