Latitude at River Landing and Rise at Riverfront Crossing Class Action Settlement
This page provides information about the potential settlement in the class action against Latitude at River Landing in Coralville, Iowa. and Rise at Riverfront Crossing in Iowa City, Iowa. The case is Anderson and Astell v. Latitude at River Landing and Rise at Riverfront Crossing, CVCV81195, currently pending in the Johnson County District Court. The class consists of all current and past tenants of Latitude at River Landing or Rise at Riverfront Crossing. If you are a tenant you do not need to do anything because all eligible tenants are automatically included in the class. A fairness hearing is set for 9:30 am, April 30, 2020 at the Johnson County Courthouse.
The class action was brought by the Tenants' Project on behalf of tenants to remove contested provisions in the standard lease used at Latitude and Rise. This class action only addresses terms in the lease form and it does not deal with any individual problems tenants may have like security deposit deductions or repairs. Tenants' leases will remain in effect, but some amended terms on the Approved Standard Lease form in this case will apply.
Here are the Court's preliminary approval order and the proposed consent decree. Here is the original lease and the new Approved Lease.
Class Action Settlement Notification
Hhere is the complete court ordered Latitude class notification. Here is Opt out form for class members that wish to opt out of the class. Here is objection form for class members who wish to object to the settlement without appearing in court. Here is appear and object form for class members that wish to appear in court and to object to the settlement. Your objection can ask the Court to deny approval of the settlement but it may not ask the Court to order different settlement terms. If the Court denies approval, the lawsuit will continue.
Any objection or opting out must be made by filing out the above forms and e-mailing them to Class Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or via US mail to: Tenants Project, 532 Center St, Iowa City, IA 52245. The forms must be received by Thursday April 9, 2020, which is 21 days before the fairness hearing scheduled for April 30, 2020.