Korrow v. Aarons

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Korrow v. Aarons
Court Approved Settlement Notices
Court Approved Settlement Notices
Documents from the Court Case
Documents from the Court Case
How to Update Your Contact Information
How to Update Your Contact Information
How to Reach the Attorneys Appointed by the Court to Represent You and the Other Class Members
How to Reach the Attorneys Appointed by the Court to Represent You and the Other Class Members
Información en Español
Información en Español

Welcome to the Korrow v. Aaron's Inc. et al, Case No. 3:10-cv-06317-MAS-LHG (the “Lawsuit”) Settlement Website.  The information contained on this website is only a summary of information presented in more detail in the Long Form Settlement Class Notice (the “Notice”). You may download a full copy of the Notice by clicking here.

UPDATE- 3/12/18

At the Fairness Hearing on March 12, 2018, the Court issued an Order granting final approval to the Aaron's Class Action Settlement. Checks in the amount of approximately $174.61 should be received by Settlement Class members between April 20 and April 30, 2018.

A proposed class action settlement has been reached in a lawsuit called Korrow v. Aaron’s, Inc., Case No. 10-6317.  The case is before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, which approved this notice to inform you of your rights. The lawsuit claims that Aaron’s, Inc. violated several New Jersey consumer protection laws by charging certain fees in its rent-to-own contracts.  Aaron’s denies that it violated any laws.

You may download a full copy of the Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement by clicking here

The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing to consider whether to approve the proposed Settlement on March 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  You don’t have to appear at the hearing, although you may if you would like. 

The Settlement Class is made up of 22,145 persons identified by Aaron’s as having entered into a rent-to-own contract with Aaron's, Inc. at one of its corporate-owned New Jersey stores between March 16, 2006 and March 31, 2011.  If you were sent the Settlement Notice, you are part of the Settlement Class.  If you did not receive the Settlement Notice and believe you should have received it, you may contact the Settlement Administrator: Aaron’s Settlement, c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.; PO Box 170500, Milwaukee, WI  53217.


What Will the Settlement Class Receive?

Aaron’s, Inc. will create a Settlement Fund of $5,800,000.  Approximately two-thirds of the fund, $3,866,666.67, will be shared by the 22,145 Settlement Class Members, who will receive approximately $174 each.  Of the remaining one-third, subject to Court approval, $10,000 will be paid to the Plaintiff as an award for her efforts on behalf of the Settlement Class, and $1,923,333.33 will be paid to Settlement Class Counsel for attorneys’ fees and costs, including an estimated $120,000.00 for the cost of the previous class notice and the current settlement administration.


What Will You Receive from the Settlement?

If you remain in the Settlement Class, after the Court approves the Settlement you will receive a check for approximately $174 in exchange for releasing (giving up) certain claims related to all rent-to-own agreements you entered into from March 16, 2006 to March 31, 2011 at a New Jersey store owned by Aaron’s, Inc. If the Court approves the settlement, you should receive a check within 6-12 months of your receipt of this notice. Funds from uncashed checks will be donated to Legal Services of New Jersey, which provides civil legal services to low-income New Jersey residents.


As a Member of the Settlement Class, You Have Three Options

1)     Do nothing and stay in the Settlement Class: If you do nothing, you will stay in the Settlement Class and receive the benefits described in this notice in exchange for releasing (giving up) certain legal claims.

2)     Remove yourself from the Settlement Class by January 15, 2018: This means you will not receive the settlement benefits and will not release (give up) any claims. The answer to question 8 on page 6 explains how you may remove yourself.

3)     Stay in the Settlement Class and file an objection with the Court by January 15, 2018: If you stay in the Class, and wish to object, you may do so by filing an objection with the Court no later than January 15, 2018.   The answer to question 9 on page 6 explains how you may file an objection.


The Court appointed the following three law firms and attorneys to represent you and the other members of the Class. 


Andrew R. Wolf, Esq.
Henry P. Wolfe, Esq.
1520 U.S. Highway 130, Ste.101
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Christopher J. McGinn, Esq.
20 Nassau Street, Ste. 250W-2
Princeton, NJ 08542-4509

Michael J. Quirk, Esq.
c/o Woodland Falls Corporate Center

210 Lake Drive East, Suite 101
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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