Heigl, et al. v. Waste Management of New York, LLC

Case No. 1:19-cv-05487-WFK-ST (E.D. N.Y.)


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As Ordered by Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione on December 4, 2020, the Final Approval Hearing scheduled for January 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. will now take place via telephone.  Counsel shall call into the conference using dial-in number 888-557-8511 with access code 3152145.

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IF YOU HAVE OR HAD A RESIDENTIAL ACCOUNT WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 AND AUGUST 27, 2020 YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.  

A court authorized the Notice.  You are not being sued.  This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.


• A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Waste Management of New York, LLC (“Waste Management”).  The class action lawsuit involves whether Waste Management charged its customers an Administrative Charge in order to receive a paper billing statement and/or pay by United States mail, which is alleged to violate New York law.  

• You are included if you have or had a residential account with Waste Management with a New York mailing address between September 27, 2016 and August 27, 2020 and were charged and paid an Administrative Charge. 

• Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a pro rata (meaning proportional) portion of the Settlement Fund, based on the total amount of Administrative Charges you paid via your Waste Management account between September 27, 2016 and August 27, 2020.


Read the Notice carefully.  Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.


YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

DO NOTHING:  If you have an Active residential account with Waste Management, once the Settlement becomes Final, you will receive a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund in the form of a credit to your account, based on the total amount of Administrative Charges you paid via your account between September 27, 2016 and August 27, 2020.  If you close your residential account with Waste Management after August 27, 2020, then you will receive a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund in the form of a check issued to you, rather than via a credit to the account.

If you have a Closed residential account with Waste Management, you MUST submit a claim to receive a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund in the form of a check, based on the total amount of Administrative Charges you paid via your account between September 27, 2016 and August 27, 2020.  If you have a Closed Waste Management account and do nothing, you won’t get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue Waste Management about the claims in this case.

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY FEBRUARY 20, 2021:  If you have a closed Waste Management account, this is the only way to receive payment.

If you have an Active Waste Management account, you do not need to file a Claim Form.  You will automatically receive a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund, as long as you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY NOVEMBER 6, 2020:  You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Waste Management about the claims in this case.  Excluding yourself is the only option that allows you to ever bring or maintain your own lawsuit against Waste Management regarding the allegations in this case ever again.

OBJECT BY NOVEMBER 6, 2020:  Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement and think it shouldn’t be approved.  Filing an objection does not exclude you from the Settlement.


These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.

The Court in charge of this action has preliminarily approved the Settlement as fair, reasonable, and adequate, and must decide whether to give final approval to the Settlement.  The relief provided to Class Members will be provided only if the Court gives final approval to the Settlement and, if there are any appeals, after the appeals are resolved in favor of the Settlement.  Please be patient.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call 1-844-271-4789.

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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Friday, November 6, 2020
    If you elect this option, you must mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, November 6, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline

    Friday, November 6, 2020
    If you elect this option, you must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Friday, November 6, 2020.
  • Claim Form Deadline

    Saturday, February 20, 2021
    If you elect this option, you must submit your Claim Form online no later than Saturday, February 20, 2021, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Saturday, February 20, 2021.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021
    The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for January 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and will now take place via telephone. Counsel shall call into the conference using dial-in number 888-557-8511 with access code 3152145.  Please check this website for updates.  

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