AT & T U-verse TCPA Class Action Settlement
The Court decided that everyone falling under the following definition is a member of the Settlement Class:
All subscribers to those wireless telephone numbers identified as having lodged a complaint prior to November 18, 2015, regarding receiving a communication from AT&T regarding an AT&T U- Verse account for which they were not the accountholder (excluding subscribers of AT&T wireless and/or U-verse services). You can find the list of affected numbers on exhibit F of the settlement agreement
Each class member who submits a timely claim will receive a base payment of a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund, up to $250 per claimant. If the number of claims is such that the base payment is not sufficient to exhaust the Settlement Fund, the remainder of the Settlement Fund will be distributed on a pro rata basis to the claimants based on the number of automated collection calls made to the person’s telephone number, as reflected in the AT&T call records produced in discovery. This pro rata distribution will be capped at $500 per call, the standard statutory damages under the TCPA.
Proof of Purchase
Kison Patel v. AT&T Services Inc. and Illinois Bell Telephone Company,Case No. 1:15-cv-08174District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
The Plaintiff filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and a nationwide class in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (the “Lawsuit”) against Defendants AT&T Services Inc. and Illinois Bell Telephone Company (collectively “AT&T”) alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Specifically, Plaintiff claims that AT&T placed calls regarding its U-verse service that utilized an automated telephone dialing system or a prerecorded or artificial voice message to the cellular telephone numbers of individuals who did not consent to receive such calls. Plaintiff sought to recover for himself and for each person who received such calls statutory damages of $500 per violation, subject to trebling for any willful or knowing violations of the TCPA. AT&T denies that it violated the TCPA, denies that any calls that may have violated the TCPA were made willfully or knowingly, and denies that Plaintiff and members of the Settlement Class are entitled to any damages.