A Class Action Settlement Involving Northern Kentucky Water District and Sanitation District No. 1, Will Provide Cash Payments to Current and Former Customers Who Qualify for Refunds.
A settlement has been given preliminary approval in a class action lawsuit that alleges Northern Kentucky Water District and Sanitation District No. 1 (“the Retailers”) collected from their customers Kentucky sales and use taxes on the purchase of water and sanitation services, when the customers were exempt from taxes on the purchase of water and sanitation services. The Retailers have denied wrongdoing, insist they were acting pursuant to direction from the Kentucky Department of Revenue, and cooperated in the filing of refund applications with the Kentucky Department of Revenue. After review, the Kentucky Department of Revenue has authorized and agreed to the refunds provided here.
You will be eligible for and receive a refund if you were charged and paid sales and use tax on your purchase of water and sanitation services, and should have been exempt from paying such taxes. This settlement covers billing periods from August 2006 to December 2012.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read this website and the Long Form Notice carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|Object||Write to the Court about why you don’t agree with the settlement.|
|Go to a Hearing||Ask to speak in Court about the settlement.|
|Do Nothing||If you qualify, receive payment and give up your right to individually sue the Retailers relative to the claims resolved in this settlement.|
These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained on this website and in the Long Form Notice.
This settlement will resolve all claims against the Retailers that are part of the lawsuit, for billing periods ending in December 2012. Future settlement(s) of taxes collected after December 2012 are likely. The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Payments will only be made if the Court approves the settlement, and any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.