Home Sweet Home, Inc. et al. Settlement

Welcome to the Home Sweet Home, Inc. et al. Settlement

The lawsuit that is being settled is entitled Cameron Geehr v. Home Sweet Home, Inc., et al., California Superior Court, County of San Luis Obispo, Case No. 17-CV-0629. The lawsuit includes Class Allegations (further defined below) on behalf of a Class of residents of The SLO Apartments against the owner and prior management company of The SLO Apartments. The “Named Plaintiff,” Cameron Geehr, is an individual who filed the lawsuit on behalf of all persons who leased premises at The SLO Apartments between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018 (this group is called the “Class Members”). Named Plaintiff claims that he and all other Class Members sustained damages as a result of conditions and violations at The SLO Apartments. Named Plaintiff filed claims against Defendants for violations of California Civil Code § 1942.4, California Business & Professions Code § 17200, Breach of Contract, and various other claims (“Class Allegations”). The Defendants have denied, and continue to deny, any wrongdoing, as alleged in the Complaint or at all. The Court has made no determination about the merits of Named Plaintiff’s claims or Defendants’ defenses.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Approve the Settlement and Receive Partial Rent Reimbursement.  You Will Need to Submit a Claim Form.

Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement (see the next paragraph), you will be entitled to receive partial reimbursement of the rent you paid pursuant to your lease for a unit at The SLO Apartments by submitting a Claim Form. This benefit applies only to individuals who leased premises at The SLO Apartments between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018. The benefit you will receive and when you will receive it is described below.

Exclude Yourself from the Settlementl Receive No Partial Rent Reimbursement, but Release No Claims.

You can choose to exclude yourself from the Settlement or “opt out.” This means you keep your individual claims against the Defendants Home Sweet Home, LLC and Asset Campus House, Inc. (“Defendants”) but you will not receive the benefit of partial reimbursement of the rent you paid pursuant to your lease for a unit at The SLO Apartments. To recover against Defendants, you would have to file a separate case.

Object to the Settlement.

You can file an objection with the Court explaining why you do not like the Settlement. If your objection is overruled by the Court, you will be entitled to partial reimbursement of the rent you paid pursuant to your lease for a unit at The SLO Apartments, but you will not be able to sue Defendants for the claims asserted in this Litigation. If the Court agrees with your objection, then the Settlement may not be approved or may have to be modified.