Who is a Class Member

The Archstone Apartment Cleaning Overcharges Class Action Settlement includes “all persons who were identified as ‘Residents’ on the Declarations Page under a lease agreement at an Archstone affiliated apartment community in California, and whose Household was assessed charges for apartment cleaning, painting, carpet cleaning, and/or carpet replacement in connection with vacating their leased apartment unit from March 14, 2008 to February 27, 2013.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Settlement Amount

  • $5,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $15.47 

Class members who submit a valid and timely claim form will receive a check of at least $15.47. This amount may increase depending on the number of claim forms received.

If you lived in with more than one former tenant who was identified on the lease, your cash payment will be divided equally between you and the other former tenant(s). For example, if you lived with another tenant, a cash payment of $20 would be divided equally between you and the other tenant…you and the other tenant would each receive $10.

Note: You may only recover money under the Archstone Apartments Cleaning Overcharges settlement if you vacated your apartment unit owing Archstone no money for any charges other than those related to apartment cleaning, painting, carpet cleaning, and/or carpet replacement.

Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

Archstone Apartments Cleaning Overcharges Settlement Notes

  • Vagle et al. v. Archstone Communities, LLC, et al.
  • Case No. BC480931
  • Pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

In March 2014, Plaintiff Jennifer Vagle filed this class action lawsuit alleging Archstone’s affiliated apartment communities violated California law when they reportedly overcharged tenants for apartment cleaning, painting, carpet cleaning or replacement once the tenant vacated their lease, regardless of the actual condition of the apartment.

Archstone denies the allegations and says it fully complied with California Civil Code Section 1950.5 but agreed to settle the case for $5 million to avoid further litigation.

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Archstone Apartments Cleaning Overcharges Settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Archstone Apartments Cleaning Overcharges settlement must do so by March 9, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before April 3, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 4/3/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 3/9/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 6/5/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm CT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.ArchstoneClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Vagle v. Archstone Communities, c/o Dahl Administration, P.O. Box 3614, Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614
  • Phone: 1-877-838-8770
  • Email: info@ArchstoneClassAction.com

Class Counsel

  • R. Rex Parris, Kitty K. Szeto, John M. Bickford, and Ryan A. Crist of Parris Law Firm

Settlement Website


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