Case No. 2023-CA-001951-O in the Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial Circuit, in and for Orange County, Florida

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Please Read Your Notice Carefully In Its Entirety. Your Rights May Be Affected By The Settlement Of This Lawsuit Now Pending In This Court.

You are not being sued.

In this lawsuit, it is alleged that Defendants violated state law when they collected lease termination fees imposed on vacating tenants which allegedly amount to unlawful liquidated damages (“Liquidated Damage Fees”) using lease expiration notices (“Lease Expiration Notices”) that did not technically comply with Fla. Stat. §83.575, by listing all fees, penalties, and other charges applicable to the tenant within the applicable limitations period and/or was not in technical compliance by being sent to the person within 15 days before the start of the notification period contained in the applicable lease. In particular, the Class Representatives have filed a Complaint against Defendants seeking relief on a class-wide basis for inter alia violations of the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act (“FRLTA”), Fla. Statute §83.40, et seq., the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”), and for unjust enrichment and/or restitution.

Defendants deny all claims and maintain they did not act wrongfully or unlawfully. Defendants contend that the claims of Kate Butcher and Benjmain Hutter (hereinafter “Class Representatives”) have no merit and that, if the lawsuit proceeded, Defendants would prevail at trial. Defendants have stated that they agreed to these settlement terms to avoid the inherent expenses and risks of protracted litigation.

Contact Us:

Settlement Administrator
Butcher Class Action
PO Box 23698
Jacksonville, FL 32241-3698
Email: [email protected]

Class Counsel
Robert W. Murphy, Esquire
440 Premier Circle, Suite 240
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Email: [email protected]