Who is a Class Member
You are a member of the Global Tel*Link “Notification Call” TCPA Class Action Settlement if you used and/or subscribed to a mobile telephone number to which a Notification Call was placed at any time between December 5, 2010 through April 7, 2017.
According to the settlement, a “Notification Call” means a call “placed by or on behalf of GTL to a number attempted in a Failed Inmate Call Attempt using a prerecorded voice message to explain in sum and substance that inmate calls could not be completed and/or billed, and that the called party could take certain steps to arrange for billing and/or setup a prepaid account.”
These notification may have stated “This is an important message from GTL about calls from an offender at a correctional facility. Your telephone service provider is unable to bill you for these calls. If you wish to receive these calls, you must contact us at 1-877-650-4249 to arrange for billing. To hear these instructions again, press 1. To end this call, please hang up.”
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
It is estimated that each Settlement Class Member who submits a valid claim form will receive a cash award of approximately $60.00, but the exact amount depends on the total number of valid claims.
Proof of Purchase
- Claimants will need to provide the mobile phone number they received the unwanted notification calls on from Global Tel*Link.
Global Tel*Link TCPA Settlement Notes
- David Martin v. Global Tel*Link Corporation
- Case No. 2:15-cv-02495
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
In December 2014, plaintiff David Martin initiated this class action lawsuit alleging Global Tel*Link violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an automatic dialing systems and prerecorded voice to place calls to cell phone numbers without the prior express consent of the recipient.
Global Tel*Link provides collect call services to inmates at jails and prisons throughout the United States. The service requires that the called party establish a billing relationship with Global Tel*Link in order to pay for and receive calls from an inmate. When an inmate attempts to place a collect call to a number for which there is no pre-established billing relationship with Global Tel*Link, the call attempt will trigger a separate prerecorded “Notification Call” that tells the called party that they need to set up an account in order to pay for and receive the call.
Martin contends that the automated nature of these Global Tel*Link notification calls to cell phone numbers is in direct violation of the TCPA.
Global Tel*Link denies all allegations and believes the claims are without merit but agreed to settle for $8.8 million to avoid further litigation. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Global Tel*Link TCPA settlement website.
Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Global Tel*Link Notification Call TCPA settlement must do so by June 15, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before June 15, 2018.
- 6/15/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 6/15/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 8/20/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.GTLTCPASettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: GTL TCPA Litigation Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 404041, Louisville, KY 40233-4041
- Phone: 1-844-200-9299
- Email: TCPAsettlement@keoghlaw.com (Class Counsel)