Who is AUM? AUM is a third-party billing provider who has contracted with various condos and apartment complexes to provide utility billing services. It is a totally inept and badly managed utility billing firm in Oak Brook, Illinois. To my own knowledge they simply 'make up' bills, it happened to me and others also report this fraudulent activity. Contact Blog Owner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, December 10, 2007
City action against AUM and Concord Management
These items were moved to the end of this blog as they took up to much room at the top of the site. The names and email addresses of those who complained to the City are redacted.
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The now closed/settled case of Nekole Rucker v. American Utility Management
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CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against Defendant American Utility Management Inc. Case assigned to Judge Manuel L. Real for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh.(Filing fee $ 350:PAID) Jury Demanded., filed by plaintiff Nekole Rucker.(ghap) (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/30/2012: # 1 Ntc of Asgmt, # 2 Summons, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet) (mg). (Entered: 11/27/2012)
21 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery) 1 as to Defendant American Utility Management Inc. (ghap) (Entered: 11/27/2012)
ORDER RE: NOTICE TO COUNSEL by Judge Manuel L. Real, (pj) (Entered: 11/28/2012)
CLERKS E-MAIL RE LOCAL RULE 3-2 TO COUNSEL on 11/29/12 addressed to email@example.com. COURT REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE. Pursuant to Local Rule 3-2, you are required to e-mail, within 24 hours of filing, a Filed stamped copy of your complaint and other civil case initiating documents, in PDF format to the Court. To date, we have not received the PDF images of your filing. Please do so within 24 hours or this matter will be referred to the Judge for further proceedings. (mg) (Entered: 11/29/2012)
PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Nekole Rucker, upon Defendant American Utility Management Inc served on 11/20/2012, answer due 12/11/2012. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Agent for Service of Process in compliance with California Code of Civil Procedure by personal service. Original Summons returned. (Loker, Matthew) (Entered: 12/04/2012)
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 filed by Defendant American Utility Management Inc identifying American Utility Management, Inc. as Corporate Parent. (Dong, Marcus) (Entered: 12/11/2012)
PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiff Nekole Rucker, for Order re: Notice to Counsel served on February 4, 2013. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Kazerounian, Seyed) (Entered: 02/04/2013)
MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS SETTING PRE-TRIAL & TRIAL DATES by Judge Manuel L. Real: COUNSEL ARE NOTIFIED that this action is hereby placed on calendar for FINAL PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE on SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 AT 11:00 A.M. Memoranda of Contentions of Fact and Law, Exhibit Lists and Witness Lists shall be filed and served on or before AUGUST 26, 2013, which date will also serve as the discovery cut-off date in this action. There is no Motion Cut-Off Date set. PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE ORDER shall be lodged with this Court on or before SEPTEMBER 9, 2013. JURY TRIAL DATE is set as OCTOBER 8, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. (pj) (Entered: 05/03/2013)
DENIED NO GOOD CAUSE SHOWN FILED TOO LATE. ORDER DENYING EXTENDING TIME TO FILE A MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION BEYOND THE 90 DAY PERIOD SET FORTH IN LOCAL RULE 23.3 by Judge Manuel L. Real, 10 (pj) (Entered: 05/03/2013)
ORDER OF DISMISSAL by Judge Manuel L. Real: THE COURT having been advised by the counsel for the parties that the aboveentitled action has been settled; IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that this action is hereby dismissed without costs and without prejudice to the right, upon good cause shown within 60 days, to reopen the action if the settlement is not consummated. The Court reserves its jurisdiction for the purpose of enforcing the settlement. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.) (yl) (Entered: 08/12/2013)
Nekole Rucker v. American Utility Management Inc Plaintiff:Nekole Rucker Defendant:American Utility Management Inc Case Number:2:2012cv09935 Filed:November 20, 2012 Court:California Central District Court Presiding Judge:Manuel L. Real Referring Judge:Patrick J. Walsh Nature of Suit:Other Statutory Actions Plaintiff: Nekole Rucker Represented By:Seyed Abbas Kazerounian Represented By:Robert L Hyde Represented By:Matthew M Loker Represented By:Joshua B Swigart Defendant: American Utility Management Inc Represented By:Marcus M Dong American Utility Management (AUM) does business all across the country.
Here is the case of Nekole Rucker v. American Utility Management it is a class action suit in the Central District of California (ie: Los Angeles) which complains that AUM violated various State and Federal laws including the Fair Debt Collection Act by posting notices on Ms Rucker's front door, visible to all passing by, falsely stating that failure to pay the alleged debt to AUM would result in the apartment complex to refuse to accept her rent and then to evict her, and also the turning over of the account to a collection agency with subsequent damage to her credit.These tactics by AUM were allegedly done with malice and to embaras Rucker into paying the alleged debt. The request for class action would open AUM to many such claims, all to be heard together.
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