If You Rented A Storage Unit From Public Storage and Purchased Self-Storage Insurance On The Same Date Through Public Storage in California From February 3, 2012 through February 8, 2016,
You Are A Class Member In A Class Action Lawsuit Against Public Storage.
Perez v. Public Storage is a class action lawsuit (the "Lawsuit") filed against Public Storage in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles (the "Court") Case No. BC611584. The Lawsuit involves Public Storage’s self-storage insurance sold to its tenants at Public Storage's California facilities. The Lawsuit alleges that Public Storage deceived its California tenants by representing that tenants had to purchase insurance for their possessions stored in Public Storage units through an insurance plan offered at Public Storage locations. Among other misrepresentations, the Lawsuit alleges that Public Storage led tenants to believe that they had to purchase insurance through Public Storage, and failed to tell class members that they had other options to fulfill the requirement in their lease that they have insurance. The Class alleges that this conduct violated California's Unfair Competition Law, Business & Professions Code § 17200. Public Storage denies the allegations or that it said or did anything unfair or deceptive and claims that its conduct fully complied with all applicable laws. This Lawsuit does not impact whether your insurance coverage is in effect or not.
AS A MEMBER OF THE CLASS, YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED; ACCORDINGLY, YOU MAY:
Stay in the Lawsuit. Await the outcome of this case. Give up the right to sue Public Storage separately for this claim.
If you wish to remain in the Lawsuit, you do not need to do anything at this time. You may be entitled to money if the plaintiffs in the case prevail at trial or obtain a favorable settlement. You may get money or benefits from a trial or settlement. But you will give up any right to sue Public Storage separately for the same legal claim at issue in this Lawsuit.
ASK TO BE EXCLUDED:
Get out of the Lawsuit. You will get no benefits from the underlying Lawsuit if a recovery is obtained through trial or settlement. Keep the right to sue Public Storage separately for this claim.
If you do not wish to remain in the Lawsuit, you file a request to opt out of the Lawsuit. If any money or benefits are later awarded, you will not share in them. But if you timely exclude yourself, you will keep any rights to sue Public Storage separately for the same legal claim at issue in this Lawsuit.