DIRECTV $16.85 Million Settlement for Telemarketing Calls
DIRECTV has settled a class action that claimed that its dealer AC1, based in Ohio, made telemarketing calls to people whose numbers were on the National Do Not Call Registry, without consent.
The consumers alleged that these calls violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits telemarketers from initiating two or more calls in a calendar year to numbers on the Registry.
DIRECTV and the Class Representatives spent more than five years in Court fighting this case. Shortly after an appeals court decided to hear DIRECTV’s appeal, both sides agreed to a Settlement.
You are included in the Settlement if your telephone number is one of 113,997 known numbers that received calls. You can quickly check if you are a class member by entering your phone number, and then proceed to fill out a short Claim Form.
The estimated payout for this settlement is a minimum of $324 in cash, and an estimated average of over $464. These payments will come from a $16.85 million Settlement Fund. Payments will only be made if the Court decides the Settlement is fair and approves the Settlement.
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