CRISTINA SCHROER v. LAKE CHASE CONDO. ASSOCIATION INC.

Case No. 18-CA-010072 in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida (Civil Circuit Division)

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit claiming Lake Chase Condominium Association, Inc. (“Lake Chase”) improperly non-consensually towed vehicles without having statutorily compliant signs on the property. Plaintiff alleges that Lake Chase directed/authorized the non-consensual towing of vehicles in violation of Fla. Stat. § 715.07 because it did not have tow away signage placed within five (5) feet of the public right of way. Lake Chase denies that it violated any law or regulation, and alleges vehicle owners received personal notice that vehicles were subject to towing, but has agreed to the settlement to avoid the uncertainties and expenses of litigation. The company that conducted the towing has identified 113 potential Settlement Class Members.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

DO NOTHING

To receive a settlement payment, you do not need to do anything.  You will receive your pro-rata portion of the net Settlement Fund provided you do not opt-out of the Settlement

EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

You may exclude yourself from participating in the Settlement or object to its terms. To exclude yourself (“opt out”) and keep any rights you may have against Lake Chase concerning the signage at issue in this lawsuit, you must specifically state in writing that you want to opt out of the Settlement and send your written notice to the Claims Administrator by June 22, 2021.  If you do not opt out of the Settlement, you may object to the terms of the proposed Settlement by filing a written objection with the Court by June 22, 2021 at 11 am.