Soderstrom et al. v. MSP Crossroads Apartments LLC, et al.
Crossroads Apartments Settlement
Civil No. 0:16-cv-00233 (ADM/KMM)

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If You Were a Tenant At the Rental Housing Complex Headquartered at 7620 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN 55423, formerly known as Crossroads At Penn and currently known as Concierge Apartments ("Crossroads/Concierge"), and including 7600, 7610, 7700, 7710, and 7720 Penn Ave., as of September 30, 2015 but no longer reside there;

OR, If You Applied for Tenancy at Crossroads/Concierge and were Rejected as a result of Screening Criteria Described Herein, imposed by Defendants, from September 30, 2015 until September 29, 2017;

OR, If You Completed a Guest Card Expressing Interest in Tenancy at Crossroads/Concierge;

AND if Your Household When in Occupancy at Crossroads/Concierge Included At Least One Person Qualifying As A Member Of A Protected Class Under The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3602 et seq., (the "Act") under one of the following categories: Non-white; Handicapped as defined by the Act; National origin; and Familial status, limited to those tenants who had or desired to have more than two individuals reside in the unit due to at least one individual under the age of 18 residing in the unit; You May Be Affected by a Settlement in This Class Action.

If you are a Settlement Class Member, you have legal rights and options that you may exercise before the Court decides whether to approve the Settlement.

What is this Case About?

There is a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota which may affect you. The Plaintiffs (former and potential future tenants) in this lawsuit allege that the Defendants--the owners and managers of the apartment complex formerly known as Crossroads at Penn and currently known as Concierge Apartments ("Crossroads/Concierge"), headquartered at 7620 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN 55423, and including 7600, 7610, 7700, 7710 and 7720 Penn Ave--discriminated on the basis of race, disability, familial status, and national origin in violation of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3604(a), and that former and potential residents were injured as a result.

What are the Benefits?

Defendants MSP Crossroads Apartments LLC, and Soderberg Apartment Specialists (SAS) agreed to implement equitable relief and to pay $650,000 to settle the claims against it by the Class. The equitable relief is fully detailed on the FAQs page and will be implemented on the effective date of the Settlement Agreement.

Before any money is paid, the Court will have a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement. Approval of this settlement by the Court will resolve all claims in this lawsuit with finality. Defendants deny the allegations made by Plaintiffs and this settlement is not an admission or determination of any wrongdoing by Defendants.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

Your legal rights will be affected whether you act or don't act. Specifically, you have the following options:

DO NOTHING Stay in this lawsuit. You will be bound by the outcome of the Court's decision whether to approve the settlement but will not receive a payment unless you fill out a claim form.
FILL OUT A CLAIM FORM Stay in the lawsuit. Follow the instructions on the claim form and return the claim form as instructed by December 26, 2017. If you are determined to be an eligible class member, you may receive a payment.
COMMENT OR OBJECT Write to the Court about why you do or do not like the settlement.
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.

 

The Settlement

A Settlement has been reached with Defendants MSP Crossroads Apartments LLC, and Soderberg Apartment Specialists (SAS) for members of two classes of former and potential residents.  Defendants have agreed to implement equitable relief and to pay $650,000 (“Settlement Fund”) to settle the claims against it by the Class.  Before any money is paid, the Court will have a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement. Approval of this settlement by the Court will resolve all claims in this lawsuit with finality.

Defendants deny the allegations made by Plaintiffs and this settlement is not an admission or determination of any wrongdoing by Defendants, nor is it a determination of the likely outcome of this case were it to proceed.  Neither the Court nor a jury has decided whether Defendants did anything wrong.

The Court in charge of this case must decide whether to approve the settlement.  Payment will be made only if the Court approves the settlement, when the case resolves against all defendants, and, if there are any appeals, after appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

Key Dates

The key dates below reflect important dates and deadlines in connection with this Settlement. Please be sure to review these dates and take any appropriate steps necessary before these deadlines pass.

Date/Deadline Event
December 26, 2017
(postmarked / filed / submitted)
Objection Deadline
December 26, 2017
(postmarked / submitted / filed)
Notice of Intention to Appear Deadline
December 26, 2017
(postmarked / submitted)
Claim Submission Deadline
January 23, 2018, 2:00 pm CST Fairness Hearing

 

For More Information

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Address

Crossroads Apartments Settlement
c/o Claims Administrator
PO Box 6877
Broomfield, CO 80021