$8M Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Class Action Settlement (New Jersey Only)

Who is a Class Member

The proposed Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Class Action Lawsuit Settlement covers two settlement subclasses:

  • TCCWNA Class includes “all persons who entered into Rental Agreements with Defendants in the State of New Jersey between January 1, 2011 and March 9, 2016.”
  • CFA Class includes “all persons who purchased insurance coverage from Bader Company/PMAIC through Defendants in the State of New Jersey, between January 1, 2011 and January 31, 2018.”

You can be a member of both subclasses.

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

Settlement Amount

  • $8,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

The amount of your payment will vary depending upon the Settlement Class(es) in which you are a member. If you are a member of the TCCWNA Class, you will receive an estimated payment of $43.97. If you are a member of the CFA Settlement Class, your payment will be approximately 33 percent of the total amount of premiums that you paid for the Bader insurance. If you are a member of both Settlement Classes, you will receive both payments.

Proof of Purchase

  • Claimants will need to provide their Unique ID and Access Code found on your individual Class Notice to view their Payment Information.

Payment Information

  • There is no claim form but Class Members can view their individual payment information here.

Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Settlement Notes

  • Juan Castro, Jr. v. Sovran Self Storage, Inc. t/a Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, Sovran Acquisition LP and Uncle Bob’s Management LLC
  • Case No. 1:14-cv-06446-RBK-JS
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

This class action lawsuit stems from plaintiff Juan Castro’s experience with renting a storage unit at an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage facility in New Jersey. Castro says he initially signed an Uncle Bob’s Rental Agreement and a Bader Personal Property Insurance Participation Form which provided property damage coverage by Bader Company, and a Notice to Vacate form upon termination of the lease.

However, Castro alleges that the Rental Agreement, Insurance form, and Notice to Vacate form included provisions that violate the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act. Additionally Castro claims the defendants engaged in the unlicensed sale of insurance and failed to provide a copy of their insurance certificate to him. Castro says the insurance program was “phantom coverage” and did not cover mold and mildew-related property losses that Castro contends he suffered during the lease.

Uncle Bob’s Self Storage denies these allegations and says they were not liable for Castro’s claims. They also maintain their forms and insurance program complies with New Jersey law. Complete details about the case and settlement can be found on the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage settlement must do so by May 21, 2018. Class members who wish to receive a cash payment from the settlement must submit their claim form on or before May 21, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 5/21/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 5/21/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 6/11/18: Final Hearing at 11:00 a.m. ET* (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.UncleBobsClassActionSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Uncle Bob’s Settlement, PO Box 404051, Louisville, KY 40233-4051
  • Phone: 1-866-629-1055

Class Counsel

Settlement Website

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