Villa v. Chula Vista Settlement Website
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Welcome to the Villa v. Chula Vista Telephone Users Tax Refund Settlement Website

UPDATE: There will be an informational meeting for Bonita residents on September 11 at the Chula Vista Golf Course (4475 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902) from 6 pm-8:30 pm. Counsel and representatives - English and Spanish speaking - will be on hand to assist in answering questions and filling out claim forms.

This case was filed by two Chula Vista residents who believe the City of Chula Vista unlawfully collected a local tax on their cellular phone bill. The Court certified the lawsuit as a class action, so all people with a cell phone and a billing address in Chula Vista are represented in the lawsuit. The City denied any wrongdoing and still denies any liability in this case.

Anyone who paid for cellular (wireless) phone service from April 2010, with a billing address in Chula Vista, is entitled to payment.

On or before May 2, 2013, the Claims Administrator mailed a Notice and Claim Form to all residents in the city of Chula Vista. You may submit a claim online here.

You MUST submit a Claim Form to receive payment. If claims are submitted from class members that total more than is available in the settlement fund, you may receive less than you are otherwise entitled to through each option. You may read more about the options here.

Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both of which can be downloaded from this website.

Case Relevant Event Date
A Claim Form (Chula Vista) must be postmarked or filed online by July 31, 2013
A Claim Form (Bonita, 91902) must be postmarked or filed online by September 21, 2013
An Exclusion must be postmarked on or before November 7, 2013
An Objection must be postmarked or delivered to the court no later than November 7, 2013
The Final Fairness Hearing is December 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.