Class Eligibility

You are a Class Member of the Los Angeles telephone tax class action lawsuit if you are an individual, which includes corporate and non-corporate entities, who paid a telephone tax or taxes to the City of Los Angeles for a residential landline service, business landline service and/or mobile telephone service during the Class Period of Oct. 19, 2005, and March 15, 2008.

Estimated Amount

$30 to $50

The amount you receive will be based on the type of telephone line you had during the qualifying period.

Proof of Purchase

Phone #

Case Name

Ardon v. City of Los Angeles,
Case No. BC363959
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Case Summary

The plaintiffs claim that the City of Los Angeles violated the Federal Excise Tax (FET) by improperly charging consumers and businesses this tax

The City of Los Angeles denies allegations but has agreed to settle to avoid the expense uncertainty and delays associated to a trial

Settlement Pool





Ardon v. City of Los Angeles Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 30196
College Station, TX 77842-3196

14 responses to “City if Los Angeles Telephone Tax Class Action Settlement”

  1. Evette Bell says:

    I had a land line phone at my previous address in Los Angeles Ca.

  2. Ron says:

    If LA can pay this, we are not only over taxed but we will be taxed more to pay this.

  3. Will says:

    Any idea of how to get someone on the phone or an email to address specific questions regarding this claim? The # listed here and on the site gives no option to leave messages or talk with someone working with the claim administrator. There is also no email to direct any questions.

    Any help is appreciated.

    ADMIN – Hi Will,

    We would like to suggest that you contact class counsel at (619)239-4599.

  4. JJ says:

    I had a landline and mobile phone at the address I listed for Los Angeles City, during the time frame requested.

  5. jeff says:

    Typical of such claims (govm’t, utility, etc) are that your individual settlement amount will be deducted from future billing(s). Has method of reimbursement been disclosed?

    This may be a bit of a stretch but I have 2 pending class action settlement reimbursements I’m waiting on: (1) Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats cereal ($15); must be at least a 5 yr claim (I never moved); rec’d card several years ago stating not to send a new claim & that I was automatically entitled to the $15. I have rec’d nothing & ph# listed gives no info. (2) Some L.A. utility within past 2 yrs authorizing settlement reimbursement for charging unauthorized fees under a specific name. I sent proof of this “illegal” fee being charged upon me (which was not required). Haven’t heard anything. Any status/info you can give on my 3 situations would be
    greatly appreciated.

    ADMIN – Hi Jeff,

    For the Mini Wheats settlement you may contact 1 (888) 561-9184, However I think those checks were sent in 2014. The remaining funds were given to charity. As for the other settlements you will need to contact the class action administrators directly.

  6. Lee Klein says:

    I have three land lines. Can I make a claim for all three land lines? Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Lee,

    I believe the claims are # specific and not member-specific. To confirm please contact the class action admin.

  7. Christina says:

    what if you had more than one landline phone du

    ADMIN – Hi Christina,

    It appears this settlement is per line and not per person.

  8. Tom Hambright says:

    I had a cell phone through that time frame and I know that I paid way more than the $50 they are offering but to claim the total amount I overpaid I need to have the billing documentation. This can be supplied by my carrier, AT&T, but at a cost likely equivalent to the settlement amount. This settlement is not fair to the consumers as the city knows that they will only be paying out on those who will accept the $50s. I think they should have to pay for the cost of retrieving the billing info as well. Is anyone working on a better settlement than this?

  9. Alvin garnettiii says:

    Payed cell phone from sprint for over ten years

  10. ladan Soroudi says:

    I have had landline in the area for several years.

  11. Judy Scobee says:

    I was living in L.A., Ca for the last 11 yrs. in Hud housing, (45-50 yrs. in L.A.), and both my MoM (separate apt., but same building) and I had landline phones durring this time, I applied with their forms, for us both, in separate forms, but now have moved out of L.A.!! How do I let them know the current address to send the $30. checks to? Do I resend the forms again with a note indicating the new address, as the P.O.’s “change of Address” I did in Jan., has not forwarded any of my mail, and am only getting mail from those I contacted! Postmaster, here told me to contact all of my credit card people for my bills (not sure who else to contact, who might send me mail, as I had that address for 11 yrs.)! Am going to try to re-do the “Change of Address” again, for forwarding my mail! =Judy=

    ADMIN – Hi Judy,

    Send your change of address in a separate note to the class action administrator.

  12. tim trotter says:

    Nov. 03, 2015 I filed 2 online claims for 4 lines (one for myself and one with/for my wife. Each as having one landline and one mobile ( hers the business landline and mine the residential landline and then our own cell phones). Total of 2 mobile and 2 landlines from one address. I then printed the receipt. Today March 20,2016 I checked the status and one receipt I notice did not have a claim number. The other came up as “no record” on the file claim page.?? So I refiled again and received 2 receipts each with a claim # but they again come up as no record. Why don’t they show up and will duplicate claim jeopardize or negate my eligibility ? Also one land line was an 800 number. Is that eligible ?

    Yes. Claims are for set amounts. Not actual as we discard utility bills after 7 years. Convenient. There was a previous class action Los Angeles County UUT/Users Utility Tax that So Cal Edison and AT&T skipped out on completely. The cable and Gas Co barely made a payment. I had sent mutiple required itemized bills be vigilant where possible.

    Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Tim,

    The best way to get clarification on your situation is to contact the class action administrator using the information we provide at the bottom of the settlement page. Class Action Rebates is informational in nature and it is not the admin of this case.

  13. Lisa Mallalieu says:

    I am contacting you in regard to the payout for this settlement, and update as we have yet to receive any money.

    Here are several claim numbers I filed on 5/18/2016, there are more
    #LLA- #11024534901
    #LLA- #11204536201
    #LLA- #11204532501
    #LLA- #11204537401
    #LLA- #11204535001

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi, Lisa. Thanks for your message, and sorry to hear that. However, we ( are *not* the settlement/claims administrator of this case — we are only an online “newspaper” of various class action settlements involvingĀ various companies. Please contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

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