A legal action (the “Class Action”) has been brought against the City of Scranton (“City”) in the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County (the “Court”) concerning the City’s residential refuse fee which the law mandates is to be used to reimburse the City’s Operating Fund for costs incurred directly for the disposal of refuse. Plaintiff alleges that the City has violated the law by collecting refuse fees well in excess of the amount required to fund the refuse disposal program; the City did not segregate the refuse funds into a special interest-bearing account; and the City used the refuse funds for the City’s general welfare, unrelated to refuse collection, between 2014 and the present. In an Order dated January 2, 2018 (the “Order”), the Court permitted the Class Action to proceed on behalf of all residential property owners who paid the refuse fee between January 1, 2014 and the present.

As a result of the Order, you have to choose to do one of the following:

  1. Participate in the Class Action by filling out the Agreement to Participate online or downloading a copy here and returning it either via email or regular mail; or
  2. Do nothing if you do not want to participate in the Class Action; or
  3. Pursue your own claim for a refund either with or without the assistance of your own personal lawyer.

You can obtain more information by reviewing the Court documents available here, or by calling 1-855-571-5832.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit
Request to Participate by Submitting a Class Certification Form You must submit an Agreement to Participate form to participate in the Class Certification.
Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will not participate in the Class Certification.