The scenario: A landlord holding multiple rental properties/apartments has been found in a class action lawsuit to have been illegally overcharging renters for X amount of money per month each over a period of Y months time (Y differing based on how long a tenant was there, obviously).
What kind of monetary compensations are the range of possible awards? Possibilities I can think of:
- A: XY for each tenant, just returning the overcharged money.
- B: XY+interest set at some rate by the court, returning overcharged money and compensating for the time plaintiffs did not have the money
- C: Some multiple of XY based on some form of punitive/encouragement for companies to not engage in that behavior in the future. (Other than the cost of both sets of legal fees, obviously)