Who is a Class Member
Anyone who purchased/enrolled in any “Extended Services Plans” from Staples in New York between the dates of February 1, 2010 and August 31, 2013.
*The class action lawsuit includes any product service plans that were run through Assurant and subsequently paired with computers, laptops, and other miscellaneous tablets/technology products.
Proof of Purchase
Proof of purchase is not required assuming proper documentation at the issuance of an extended service plan. Class members who registered with the proper name will be automatically enrolled as qualifying. It is still encouraged that potential members submit a claim form on the settlement website. Purchase information must be included with the form.
02/01/2010 – 08/31/2013: Class Period
09/14/2017: Preliminary hearing.
11/27/2017: Exclusion deadline.
12/31/2017: Final hearing.
02/26/2018: Claim filing deadline.
- Andrew Orlander v. Staples Inc.
- Case No. 1:13-cv-00703-NRB
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Class members of the Staples service plan class action lawsuit claim Staples misrepresented their extended service plans and subsequently violated sections of New York General Business Law. Initial plaintiff Andrew Orlander filed suit against Staples in 2014 with the contention that Staples misled consumers as to the coverage of its extended plans. Staples’ service plans required use of a manufacturer’s warranty prior to the alternative offered by Staples, leading Orlander to believe customers were overcharged.
The defendants in the Staples service plan lawsuit are defined as the Staples Inc. locations in the state of New York. They will receive counsel from Thompson Hine LLP. Staples continues to deny any claims against the company, but has agreed to a settlement in an effort to avoid future litigation.The preliminary settlement came on September 14, 2017 with the final hearing scheduled for December 13, 2017. Settlement funds have been agreed to roughly $4,000,000 with qualifying members receiving a minimum of 11% of the price paid for a protection plan.
All class members who file valid claims in the case will be represented by Gardy & Notis LLP.
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