$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

$4.5M Palmco Power Class Action Settlement (New Jersey Only)

Who is a Class Member

There are two Classes included in the Palmco Power Restitution Fund B Settlement.

Non-Polar Vortex Customers: Persons who were Palmco customers at any time up to and including the Settlement Effective Date, other than during January, February and/or March 2014.

Polar Vortex Customers: Persons who were customers of Palmco during January, February and/or March 2014 and who experienced alleged overcharges by Palmco on their gas and/or electric bills.

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


Settlement Amount

  • $1,000,000.00 (Restitution Fund B)

Estimated Award

  • TBD

“Restitution Fund A was $3,502,791.66. After the distribution of Restitution Fund A, Palmco will make available to the State of New Jersey a separate Restitution Fund B, in an amount of up to $1,000,000.00, which will be distributed to all Palmco customers, including Polar Vortex Customers, who submit valid claim forms and supporting documentation.”


Proof of Purchase

  • You will need your unique Claimant Code (printed on the postcard notice you received). Also, claimants will need to submit supporting documentation in order to obtain restitution from Restitution Fund B. Examples of supporting documentation include:
    • Advertising and Marketing materials (e.g. Palmco Website, Palmco Brochure, Palmco Marketing Brochure, Palmco Retention Brochure, Palmco Welcome Letter);
    • Palmco Contract
    • Correspondence with Palmco; and/or
    • Bills

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

New Jersey Palmco Power Settlement Notes

  • Robert Lougy v. Palmco Power NJ LLC
  • Case No. MER-C-33-14
  • Pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey Chancery Division, Mercer County

In May 2014, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, along with the New Jersey Board of Public Utlities, and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs filed this class action lawsuit against Palmco Power NJ, alleging the energy supplier violated several consumer protection laws.

Specifically, the complaint claims that Palmco engaged in deceptive marketing practices which included leading consumers to believe they were affiliated with an local distribution company (LDC) and charged exorbitant rates for gas supply and electric generation services. Additionally, the class action lawsuit alleges that Palmco switched consumers’ energy suppliers without their authorization.

Palmco denies these allegations but agreed to settle the case for $4.5 million in two stages: Restitution Fund A ($3.5 million) and Restitution Fund B ($1 million). Additionally, under the terms of the settlement, Palmco has agreed to refrain from any unfair or deceptive advertising and sales relating to natural gas and/or electricity supply services in New Jersey.

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the New Jersey Palmco Power Settlement website.

In August 2017, Palmco sent payouts to Class members in Restitution Fund A. Class members who wish submit a claim form to receive part of the $1 million Restitution Fund B, must do so on or before May 15, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 5/18/18: Claim Form Deadline (Restitution Fund B)

Contact Information

  • Settlement Administrator: Rust Consulting
  • For additional information on the New Jersey Palmco Power Settlement, you can go to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov or call 973-504-6200.

Class Counsel

  • Robert Lougy, Acting Attorney General of New Jersey

Settlement Website

Claim $174 Aaron’s New Jersey Rent-to-Own Contract Fees Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

You are included in the Aaron’s New Jersey Rent-to-Own Contract Fees Settlement if you are one of the 22,145 persons identified by Aaron’s as having entered into a rent-to-own contract with Aaron’s at one of its corporate-owned New Jersey stores between March 16, 2006 and March 31, 2011 and were charged a “Service Plus” and/or a “Return Check” fee.

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Settlement Amount

  • $5,800,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $174

Court records indicate that they are approximately 22,145 persons who entered into a rent-to-own contract with Aaron’s at one of its corporate -owned New Jersey stores between March 16, 2006 and March 31, 2011.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • N/A

Class members who do not exclude themselves from the Aaron’s New Jersey Rent-to-Own Contract Fees settlement by January 15, 2018 will automatically receive a check pending the court’s final approval of the terms of the settlement. It is estimated that checks will be mailed 6 months after the final approval hearing scheduled for March 12, 2018. Notice of the proposed settlement were mailed to eligible Class Members. If you did not receive the Settlement Notice and believe you should be included, contact the Settlement Administrator.


Aaron’s New Jersey Rent-to-Own Contract Fees Settlement Notes

  • Margaret Korrow, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al.
  • Case No. 3:10-cv-06317-MAS-LHG
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Plaintiff Margaret Korrow initiated this class action lawsuit against Aaron’s Inc., alleging that the rent-to-own furniture, electronics, and appliance retailer charged New Jersey consumers illegal interest fees in connection with its rent-to-own sales or leases of household goods. These fees were referred to in the contracts as a monthly “Service Plus” fee and a “Return Check” fee. Korrow sought restitution for these alleged unlawful fees under several New Jersey consumer protection laws.

Rent-to-own sales are actually governed by a law known as the Retail Installment Act (RISA) and by charging interest and fees in excess of those allowed by RISA, constitutes fraud, the Aaron’s New Jersey Rent-to-Own Contract Fees lawsuit states. Additionally, the lawsuit claims that Aaron’s further violated certain New Jersey consumer protection laws by adding “prorated” amounts to the initial payments in customers’ contracts, which also constitutes deceptive business practices.

Aaron’s denies that it did anything wrong and claims the disputed contract fees do not violate New Jersey laws but has agreed to settle the case to avoid further litigation.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves of object to the terms of the Aaron’s New Jersey Rent-to-Own Contract Fees settlement must do so by Jan. 15 2018. Class members who do not exclude themselves from the settlement by this date will automatically receive a check pending final approval of the settlement.


Important Dates

  • N/A: Claim Form Deadline – If the court gives final approval to the settlement and you do not exclude yourself from the settlement, you will automatically receive a check.
  • 1/15/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 3/12/18: Final Approval Hearing at 2:00 pm ET (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

Contact Information

  • Mail: Aaron’s Settlement, c/o A.B. Data Ltd., PO Box 170500, Milwaukee, WI 53217
  • Phone: 1-877-227-6101
  • Email: info@AaronsConsumerAction.com

Class Counsel


Settlement Website