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Lincoln Property Co. and other defendants have agreed to a $4.16 million class action settlement benefiting individuals who paid certain rental application fees and other fees.

The Class is made up of all individuals who paid rental application fees and lock-and-key fees to Lincoln Property Co. or Lincoln Property Apartment Management LP in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Class includes all tenants or prospective tenants of Jefferson at Salem Station, who paid such fees between July 8, 2010, and Nov. 22, 2019.

A class action lawsuit had accused the defendants — Lincoln Property Co., Salem Station LLC, and Lincoln Asset Management Limited Partnership — of charging application fees and lock-change fees in violation of Massachusetts Law.

Lincoln Property Co. is a Texas-based real estate firm that offers commercial and residential properties throughout the United States and in Europe.

The defendants deny all liability as to the claims and damages alleged in this case.

Class Members who paid an application fee and/or lock-change fees to one of the defendants or communities identified in Exhibit A will be reimbursed up to 200 percent of the paid fee or a minimum of 100 percent of such fees paid, with that percentage being subject to a proportionate reduction if the total value of the approved claims exceeds the amount of the settlement fund.

In addition, Lincoln Property Co. has agreed to stop charging application fees and lock-change fees in excess of the actual amount incurred to change a lock at the start of tenancy in Massachusetts.

The deadline to object to the LPC Property settlement is June 17, 2021.

The deadline to submit a claim form will be 180 days from the date of the final order of final approval from the Court.

The final fairness hearing is scheduled for July 8, 2021, which would make the claim deadline on or around Jan. 4, 2022.

Top Class Actions will keep viewers updated when a claim deadline is finalized.

Who’s Eligible

The Class is made up of all individuals who paid rental application fees and lock-and-key fees to Lincoln Property Co. or Lincoln Property Apartment Management LP in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Class includes all tenants or prospective tenants of Jefferson at Salem Station, who paid such fees between July 8, 2010, and Nov. 22, 2019.

Potential Award

Class Members who paid an application fee and/or lock-change fees to one of the defendants or communities identified in Exhibit A shall be reimbursed up to 200 percent of the paid fee or a minimum of 100 percent of such fees paid, with that percentage being subject to a proportionate reduction if the total value of the approved claims exceeds the amount of the settlement fund.

Proof of Purchase

No proof of purchase is required.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

On or around 01/04/2022

Case Name

Matthew Ortins, et al. v. Lincoln Property Co., et al., Civil Action No. 14-1122 in Essex Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Final Hearing

07/08/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

LPC Property Settlement
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2004
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2004
info@LPCPropertySettlement.com
888-449-0520

Class Counsel

Orestes G. Brown
Bailey Buchannan
METAXAS BROWN PIDGEON LP

Defense Counsel

Jeffrey Turk
TURK & QUIJANO LLP

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