Important Update: Checks to eligible Class Members were mailed April 20, 2018. Please allow at least 14 days to receive this payment in the mail. If you have moved recently, your payment may be forwarded via U.S.P.S., or returned back to the Claims Administrator, which will take additional time. If you have questions or need to update your address, you may speak with a representative at HOME Line at 1-833-924-6400, or you may also speak to Class Counsel using the contact information in Question 24 of the FAQ.
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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.