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May 16, 2013 Press Releases

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Following the recent $8 million settlement of a class action lawsuit between wireless phone users and the City of Chula Vista, a series of informational meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, May 20, June 17 and July 14, to discuss how eligible taxpayers can make phone tax rebate claims for settlement payments being made available for Chula Vista residents under the settlement terms.

To be held at the Chula Vista Civic Library, Civic Center Branch Auditorium, 365 F Street in Chula Vista, the meetings will explain specifically how citizens can apply for and receive the cash refunds. Counsel and representatives – English and Spanish speaking – will be on hand to assist in answering questions and filling out claim forms. The refunds are available to Chula Vista wireless phone users who paid the City’s Telephone/Utility Users Taxes (TUT/UUT) on their wireless phone bills from April 2010 through April 2013. A valid claim must be filed to get payment. Claims must be filed no later than July 31, 2013.

The recently settled class action lawsuit between wireless phone users and the City of Chula Vista includes $8 million being made available for funding for rebates and refunds of the City’s Telephone User’s Tax and payment of litigation expenses and attorneys’ fees. The lawsuit, Carla Villa, et al. v. City of Chula Vista, was brought by two Chula Vista residents on behalf of Chula Vista taxpayers and was filed by the San Diego law offices of CaseyGerry and the Newport Beach offices of Capretz & Associates.

Additional information about who is qualified to receive refunds and the claims process is available online at or via phone at 1-888-270-0735.