McWilliams v. City of Long Beach
McWilliams v. City of Long Beach Claims Administrator
Case No. BC361469

Welcome to the McWilliams v. City of Long Beach Class Action Website

Case No. BC361469, Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles


 The City of Long Beach has agreed to pay refunds of telephone taxes collected between August 11, 2005 and December 19, 2008 pursuant to a class action settlement.


NOTICE: The Settlement was approved at the Final Settlement Hearing on October 29, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. The Final Approval Order may be viewed here.


Eligible Class Members can claim a refund of the following amounts without submitting documentation:

  • $46 for mobile telephone service
  • $27.50 for residential landline service and/or
  • $46 for business landline service

You can also claim a refund of up to 100% of the actual tax you paid by submitting copies of bills, or by providing consent for certain carriers to search for your tax payment history.



The Deadline to submit claims was September 15, 2018.

For more information about the settlement, review the FAQs or the Settlement agreement, here.   


Your Legal Rights and Options


Submit a Claim Form Deadline:
Postmarked or submitted by Sept. 15, 2018
You must submit a valid Claim Form to receive a payment in the mail from this settlement.
Exclude Yourself Deadline:
Postmarked or submitted by Oct. 15, 2018
You are out of the lawsuit.  You get no payment.  You keep your right to sue separately with your own lawyer.  Exclusion instructions are provided in the notice.
Object Deadline:
Received by Sept. 28, 2018
You may write to the Court to comment on or detail why you do not like the Settlement by following the instructions on the notice.
Go to a Court Hearing:
October 29, 2018
You may also ask to speak to the Court about the fairness of the settlement.  You do not need to attend the hearing to receive payment.  The Final Settlement Hearing is on October 29, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  If you or your attorney go to the Hearing it will be at your own expense.
Do Nothing You will not receive any payment and any claim you have for a refund will be released and you will no longer have such a claim.


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McWilliams v. City of Long Beach
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91304
Seattle, WA 98111