On August 22, 2019, a Final Judgment was entered against JetSmarter, confirming the Arbitrator’s Final Award approving the class settlement.
Mason A. Pertnoy, Esq., Richard L. Allen, Esq., Leah Gardner, Esq., and Steven D. Solowsky, Esq., Solowsky Allen, P.L., successfully represented over 12,000 members of JetSmarter, Inc. in a class arbitration against JetSmarter. The settlement included $3,125,000.00 for cash payments to sub-class members who suffered the most damages, over $200,000,000.00 of valuable flight credits and membership extensions for all class members, and numerous revisions to the Membership Agreement. Class members most damaged by JetSmarter’s actions received monetary payments ranging from $500.00 to $17,000.00 along with non-monetary benefits, all of which were received by class members within fifteen months of the date of injury.
Class Counsel brought claims against JetSmarter because it had been making unilateral detrimental changes to its members’ ongoing memberships. Effectively JetSmarter had uniformly promised class members benefits during their memberships with no additional costs, only to unilaterally change the terms of memberships to require members to pay additional monies for the same benefits promised as part of the cost of the memberships.
Solowsky & Allen was honored to serve as class counsel and was very pleased to obtain a great result for so many class members in such a short period of time.