Who is a Class Member
“You are included in the New York Life TCPA settlement if, on or after May 13, 2012, New York Life, or a third party acting on New York Life’s behalf:
- Called you on a cellular telephone using an automatic telephone dialing system or prerecorded voice; or
- Called you two or more times within a twelve month period on a telephone number that was on the National Do-Not-Call Registry”
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
- $800 per claim
Proof of Purchase
- Class members will need to provide their Claim ID number and Pin Code from their individual class notice. If you do not have a Claim ID number or PIN code, you will need to provide the phone number at which you received calls regarding New York Life.
New York Life “Do Not Call” List Settlement Notes
- Abante Rooter and Plumbing Inc. v. New York Life Insurance Company
- Case No. 16:cv-03588-AKH
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Plaintiff Abanta Rooter and Plumbing Inc. initiated this putative class action lawsuit in May 2016 alleging that New York Life made telemarketing calls to cellular telephone numbers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA.
Specifically the small business plaintiff says that New York Life unlawfully made calls using an automatic dialing system, an artificial or prerecorded voice, or to numbers on the national Do-Not-Call list without the recipient’s permission.
The TCPA is a law that restricts the use of automatic dialing systems for telemarketing purposes. Its protection includes cell phones, landlines, and faxes. Additionally, the TCPA states that only if you have provided express written consent, companies cannot contact you using an automatic dialing system or prerecorded voice. Businesses that violate the TCPA law can be required to pay out up to $1,500 per violation.
New York Life at all times has denied and continues to deny any wrongdoing whatsoever and continues to deny that it violated the TCPA but has agreed to settle to avoid the uncertainty and cost of further litigation.
Under the terms of the proposed settlement, New York Life will pay $3.55 million into a settlement fund, It is estimated that there are nearly 26,000 proposed class members eligible to receive of piece of this settlement. New York Life has also agreed to implement additional policies and practices regarding the TCPA and other telecommunication laws.
Class members who wish to object to the terms of the settlement must do so by Jan. 2, 2018. Class members who wish to file a claim must do so by Jan. 2, 2018.
- 1/2/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 1/2/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 2/16/18: Final Fairness Hearing at 10:00 am ET (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
- Mail: New York Life Settlement, c/o KCC Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43492, Providence, RI 02940-3492
- Phone: 1-844-466-2570
- Email: info@TCPASettlementNYLife.com
- Anthony Paronich and Edward A. Broderick of Broderick & Paronich PC
- Kim E. Richman of Richman Law Group
- Matthew P. McCue of The Law Office of Matthew P. McCue