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City owes cell phone users money

June 15, 2013 News Articles

Robert Moreno – The Star News

Chula Vista residents taxed on their cell phone bill by the city can now get a refund.

As part of a recent $8 million settlement between the city of Chula Vista and two residents, the city will refund cell phone users taxed under the utility users tax.

Really? Cycling Is the Top Sport for Head Injuries

June 3, 2013 News Articles



Last week, New York City began its long-awaited bicycle sharing program, the largest in the nation. As in many other cities, helmet use was made optional, in part to encourage greater participation.

Informational Meetings For Chula Vista Residents To Address Cell Phone Tax Settlement

May 30, 2013 News Articles

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 Mondays, May 20, June 17 and July 15 from 6 to 7:30pm 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.

Residents Take Advantage of Class Action Settlement

May 30, 2013 News Articles

Public meetings held to explain how people can submit claims By Allison Sampite-Montecalvo, MAY 30, 2013

CHULA VISTA — The first of three meetings to explain how eligible taxpayers could submit claims for a piece of an $8 million lawsuit settlement attracted a handful of people with questions about the process and criticism for the city of Chula Vista.

Chula Vista settles suit over cell phone tax

May 7, 2013 News Articles

By Dave Rice – San Diego Reader

The City of Chula Vista appears set to settle a class action lawsuit brought by wireless phone users who claim the city has been charging an illegal tax rate on the devices.

Chula Vista Settles Class Action Lawsuit For Local Wireless Phone Tax With Refund to Taxpayers & Rate Reduction

May 3, 2013 News Articles

A San Diego court has preliminarily approved a class action settlement between wireless phone users and the City of Chula Vista that 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.

Chula Vista to pay $8 million in class-action lawsuit

May 3, 2013 News Articles

By Allison Sampite-Montecalvo, Union-Tribune

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A San Diego Superior Court judge has approved a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit challenging Chula Vista’s tax on wireless phone service, and tens of thousands of cellphone users in the city could share in the $8 million to be distributed as part of the agreement.

Recession causes permanent shifts in legal firms’ practices

May 3, 2013 News Articles

By Douglas Sherwin, The Daily Transcript

The legal industry, like most other segments of the U.S. economy, is slowly improving as the country rebounds from the recession.

But the recent financial woes caused law firms and their clients to re-think how they do business — a change that is likely permanent, according to local legal analysts.