Baker, et al. v. Equity Residential Management, L.L.C., et al.
Equity Walden Park Settlement
1:18-cv-11175-PBS

Welcome to the Equity Walden Park Settlement Website

If you were a tenant or occupant at Walden Park (i.e., 205-225 Walden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts) between April 12, 2012 and April 24, 2014 or between July 7, 2014 and September 30, 2014, then you may be entitled to a benefit from a class action settlement.

 

What is this lawsuit about?

The lawsuit claims that Defendants breached the warranty of habitability and the covenant of quiet enjoyment due to problems with its heat and hot water systems at Walden Park between 2012 and 2014.  Equity denies any wrongdoing.

Who is included?

You are a member of the Class and part of the Settlement if you fall into any one of the following three categories:

  • You were a tenant at Walden Park (i.e., 205-225 Walden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts) on a day between April 12, 2012 to April 24, 2014 in which there was a heat or hot water outage;
  • You were a tenant at Walden Park for the period between April 12, 2012 to April 24, 2014; or
  • You were a tenant at Walden Park from May 1, 2012 to May 30, 2013; July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013; and/or July 7, 2014 to September 30, 2014.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option Event Deadline
RECEIVE SETTLEMENT BENEFITS
(Passed)
This is the only way to get a payment. You must follow the instructions set forth in the Notice and submit a Claim Form to receive a Settlement benefit of up to $5,000.00. Thursday, November 14, 2019
(Postmarked or Submitted)
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
(Passed)
Get no Settlement benefits and be able to bring your own suit. Please review FAQ 10 for more information. Monday, October 21, 2019
(Postmarked)
OBJECT
(Passed)
Write to the Court about why you don't like the Settlement is unfair. Please review FAQ 15 for more information. Monday, October 21, 2019
(Postmarked)
DO NOTHING Get no Settlement benefits and lose your ability to bring your own suit.  

These rights and options - and the deadlines to exercise them - are explained in the Notice. The Court approved the Settlement at the Final Approval Hearing held on November 4, 2019. Settlement benefits will become available after the deadline to appeal the settlement approval has expired with no appeals having been filed or after any appeals that have been filed are finished and the settlement approval is affirmed. Please be patient.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail

Equity Walden Park Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91248
Seattle, WA 98111-9418