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.