Miller v. Guenther Management
WA Tenant Screening Settlement

Welcome to the Miller v. Guenther Management Settlement Website

Important Update: The Court granted Final Approval of the Settlement on January 28, 2022. Copies of the Court's orders are available on the Important Documents page.


What is this lawsuit about?

Plaintiffs filed a proposed class action lawsuit (the “Action”) against Defendant Guenther.

In the Action, the Plaintiffs claimed, among other things, that Defendant Guenther received rental applications and charged tenant screening fees without first providing required disclosures to prospective tenants, in violation of Washington State law.  Defendant Guenther claims it has abided by all state and federal laws, and that the Action is not well grounded in law or fact.  As part of the proposed settlement, Defendant Guenther does not admit to any wrongdoing, maintains its compliance with the law, and continues to deny the allegations against it.


How do I know if I am in the Settlement Class?

The Class is defined as all persons who, from June 24, 2017, through June 24, 2020, applied to rent at any property in the state of Washington, where the rental property on the date of application was owned or managed by Guenther Property Management, LLC.


What does the Settlement provide?

Defendant Guenther has agreed to pay a total settlement amount of $130,015.00 which will be used to create a Settlement Fund to pay cash awards to Settlement Class Members who do not timely exclude themselves from the Settlement, pay Class Counsel's attorneys' fees and costs, pay an incentive award to the Plaintiffs, and pay costs and expenses of settlement administration.


Do Nothing


You will receive payment under the settlement and will be giving up your rights to assert any claims about the legal claims in the case against Defendant Guenther.
Exclude Yourself

January 3, 2022 (passed)          


Get no payment under the settlement.  This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant Guenther about the legal claims in the case.

January 3, 2022 (passed)
Write to the Court and the Parties’ Counsel about why you don’t like the settlement.  You can do this only if you don’t exclude yourself.
Go to the Hearing

January 28, 2022  (approved)
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. You can only do this if you don’t exclude yourself.

For More Information

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WA Tenant Screening Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91244
Seattle, WA 98111