Jackie Neese, et al. vs. Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Anchorage, Inc., et al.
SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA, THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT ANCHORAGE, SUPERIOR CT. NOS.: 3AN-06-13341 CI AND 3AN-06-4815CI (CONSOLIDATED)

WELCOME TO THE LITHIA AUTOMOTIVE SETTLEMENT WEBSITE

A class action settlement ("Settlement") involving Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Anchorage, Lithia Dodge of South Anchorage, Chevrolet of South Anchorage, Chevrolet of Wasilla, BMW of Anchorage and Lithia Hyundai of Anchorage ("Lithia," "Lithia Dealerships," "Defendant," "Participating Dealerships," or "Defendant Dealerships") was preliminarily approved in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District at Anchorage on August 19, 2013.

Two groups of individuals, or "Settlement "Classes," are included in this Settlement and may be eligible to receive benefits as identified below. Notice of Class Action Settlement ("Mailed Notice") was mailed on September 18, 2013 to all individuals identified as Class Members according to Lithia's records.

  1. The Dealer Fee Settlement Class consists of all customers of Lithia Dealerships that paid a Dealer Fee between October 1, 2002 and April 25, 2007 in connection with the purchase or lease of a motor vehicle. The Dealer Fee was identified on documents as a doc fee, documentary fee, document preparation fee, or an administrative fee.
  2. The Dealer Reserve Settlement Class includes all customers of Lithia Dealerships whose car loan was facilitated by Lithia and sold in the secondary market under an arrangement in which Lithia split the difference between the annual percentage rate (APR) reflected on the face of the contract and the assignee's lower "buy rate" between October 1, 2002 and June 6, 2013. In other words, you paid a Dealer Reserve Fee for assistance in obtaining financing by Lithia.

Class Members must file a claim on or before February 10, 2014 to be eligible to receive benefits from this Settlement. Under the terms of the proposed Settlement, qualifying Class members can receive between $150-$400 cash and an additional $200-$500 in Lithia Automotive Service Vouchers.

IF YOU ARE A CLASS MEMBER AND YOU WISH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SETTLEMENT BENEFITS YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 10, 2014.

To learn more about the terms of the proposed Settlement and how your legal rights may be affected, you should read the NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT that was mailed to you and view the answers to the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTS provided on this website.