Welcome to the Ardon v. City of Los Angeles website

Case No. BC363959
Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles

Please read the Notice carefully - your rights may be affected by a class action lawsuit

The administrator is in the process of adjudicating the claims and circulating deficiency notices to claimants where additional action is required to evaluate their claims. It is currently anticipated payments will commence in October, 2018 but please be sure to check this site regularly for any additional future updates.

The Claims Administrator recently completed the collection of UUT data from telephone carriers with respect to Settlement Class Members who consented to such searches. The Claims Administrator is now analyzing the data and reviewing all claims. At the conclusion of that process, the Claims Administrator will send notices of deficiency to any claimants who need to submit further information or documents. This process will take time, and is necessary to ensure fair distribution of the Settlement funds. Please be patient.


The purpose of this website is to provide information to Class Members about the lawsuit entitled: Ardon v. City of Los Angeles, Case No: BC363959.

The Settlement Class includes: All persons, including corporate and non-corporate entities wherever organized and existing, who paid telephone utility user taxes to the City of Los Angeles for residential landline service, business landline service and mobile telephone service utilized between October 19, 2005 and March 15, 2008, other than purely local service, teletypewriter exchange service, or long distance telephone service where the charge varied by both time and distance (the "Settlement Class"). The Settlement Class does not include prepaid wireless customers (which includes customers who purchased plans described as "pay as you go," "pay as you talk," "pay and go wireless," "prepay or burner phone service" and "no contract service") but does include prepaid wireless service providers, i.e., those that provide the above services to customers who prepay for wireless service. Purely local service means local telephone service provided under a calling plan that does not include long distance telephone service, or that separately states the charge for local service on the bill to customers. The Settlement Class does not include any person, including corporate and non-corporate entities wherever organized and existing, to whom the City has already paid a full refund of UUT paid for services utilized during the Class Period.

The City denied and continues to deny that the UUT was improperly collected.

To submit a claim in this matter, click here.

Please read the Notice carefully for further information.