Grillo, et al. v RCN Telecom Services, LLC et. al.
Case No. MER-L-1319-22, Superior Court of New Jersey for Mercer County
CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT NOTICE
IF YOU WERE AN RCN INTERNET CUSTOMER WHO WAS CHARGED A NETWORK ACCESS AND MAINTENANCE FEE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A CASH REFUND OR BILL CREDIT.
You must file a Claim Form to receive a cash refund or bill credit.
A court authorized this website.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.
Read this website carefully.
This website informs you of a proposed settlement (“Settlement”) of a class action claim against RCN Telecom Services, LLC (“RCN Telecom”); RCN Telecom Services (Lehigh), LLC; RCN Telecom Services of New York, L.P.; RCN Telecom Services of Philadelphia, LLC; RCN Telecom Services of Illinois, LLC; RCN Telecom Services of Massachusetts, LLC; Starpower Communications, LLC (collectively the “RCN Operating Companies,” and with RCN Telecom, “RCN”); and Patriot Media Consulting, LLC (collectively, with RCN, “Defendants”). Defendants have agreed, under the terms of the Settlement, to provide you with an opportunity to submit a valid and timely Claim Form through which you may be eligible to receive a cash refund of Network Access and Maintenance Fees (“NAM Fees”) paid by you to RCN in connection with broadband internet service, or (if you’re a current customer) a bill credit at your option, as further discussed below.
SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
Submit a Claim Form
If you are an eligible Settlement Class Member who received broadband internet service from any RCN operating company and were charged and paid a NAM Fee in connection with that service between November 1, 2017 and September 13, 2022 (the "Class Period"), you are entitled to submit a Claim for a bill credit (if you're a current customer) or a check or electronic payment.
If you received a Notice about this Settlement by email or mail, you are part of the Settlement according to RCN's records, and you are eligible for a cash payment or (if you are a current RCN broadband internet subscriber) a bill credit from the Settlement.
To receive payment, you need to complete and submit a Claim Form in a timely manner. The Claim Form is necessary to ensure that only eligible Settlement Class Members receive a benefit. A Claim Form is available here or by writing the Settlement Administrator at Grillo v RCN Telecom, c/o Kroll Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 5324 New York, NY 10150-5324.
By doing nothing, you forfeit the opportunity to receive any compensation and you give up any rights to sue Defendants, and certain parties related to them, about the claims that have been or could have been asserted based on the facts alleged in this lawsuit.
Ask to be Excluded
By asking to be excluded, you will not share in this Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to keep any rights to sue Defendants about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.
You may write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.
Go to a Hearing
You may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
Your rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained in detail on this website.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to give final approval to the Settlement. Payments and bill credits will be made only if the Court approves the Settlement and after all appeals (if any) are resolved. Please be patient.
This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
Grillo v RCN Telecom c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC P.O. Box 5324 New York, NY 10150-5324
Click here to safely and securely submit a Claim Form.
Friday, January 6, 2023
You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, January 6, 2023.
Friday, January 6, 2023
You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Friday, January 6, 2023.
Claim Form Deadline
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2023, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Final Approval Hearing Date
Thursday, January 26, 2023
The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Please check this website for updates.