Who is a Class Member
You are included in the Telenav Text Message TCPA class action settlement if you received a text message from Telenav with a link to http://scoutgps.com between July 28, 2012 and March 5, 2018 that stated:
- “Download Scout to send notifications”
- “Connect with [NAME] by downloading Scout”
- “To see [NAME]’s progress and communicate, download Scout”
- “Welcome to Scout! [NAME] is using Scout to talk about, plan, and navigate to Meet Ups.”
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.
- Up to $9,000
Your exact payment will depend on how many Settlement Class members submit valid Claim Forms.
“Class Members will be eligible to receive one (1) Award Unit from the Net Settlement Fund, up to a maximum of $1,500.00 USD.
Settlement Class Members who submit Valid Claim Forms and who are part of the STOP Subclass according to Telenav’s records will be eligible to receive five (5) Award Units from the Net Settlement Fund, up to a maximum of $7,500 USD.
Settlement Class Members who submit Valid Claim Forms and are members of both Subclasses will be eligible to receive a total of six (6) Award Units from the Net Settlement Fund, up to a maximum of $9,000 USD.
All Award Units will be of equal value, and the actual value of each Award Unit will depend upon the number of Valid Claim Forms submitted and approved.”
Proof of Purchase
- You will need to provide the phone number that you received the text message from Telenav.
Telenav Text Spam TCPA Settlement Notes
- Gergetz v. Telenav Inc.
- Case No. 5:16-cv-4261-BLF
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
In July 2016, plaintiff Nathan Gergetz filed this class actionn lawsuit against Telenav over allegations the mobile navigation company sent unsolicited text messages to consumers regarding their Scout GPS app.
Reportedly, Telenav sends text messages from “short code” 72711. A short code is akin to a telephone number for text messages.
“In sending these text messages, Defendant took no steps to acquire the oral or written prior express consent from the Plaintiff or from Class Members who received the unsolicited text messages. Defendant made, or had made on its behalf, the same (or substantially the same) text message calls en masse to thousands of cellular telephone numbers throughout the United States.”
Additionally, the Telenav TCPA lawsuit states that the company also sent unauthorized text messages to consumers who “opted-out” or requested not to receive text messages by responding “STOP” to the initial text message from Telenav.
In Gergetz’s case, he states he received more than a dozen unwanted text messages from Telenav’s short code to his cell phone alerting him that someone using the Scout GPS app had arrived somewhere. When Gergetz would receive the text message from Telenav, his cell phone would ring, indicating that a text call was being received. The messages were text messages from 72711 and more than a dozen such text messages were sent stating: “Susan – Hey, I have arrived at 72 Kensington Rd”. These text messages also purportedly included commercial ads to download Telenav’s Scout GPS app.
When Gergetz replied to the text message from Telenav with an opt-out request saying “STOP,” her receive a response back with a confirmation of the opt-out stating: “You are unsubscribed from ScoutLinkAlerts. No more messages will be sent. Help at 888-849-6231.”
However, despite Gergetz’s opt-out request, he still continued to receive additional text messages from Telenav.
Telenav denies the allegations and that it violated any law. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Telenav TCPA settlement website.
Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Telenav TCPA settlement must do so by August 16, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before August 28, 2018.
- 8/28/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 8/16/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 9/6/18: 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.TelenavTCPASettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Gergetz v. Telenav Inc., Settlement Administrator – Epiq, P.O. Box 2995, Portland, OR 97208-2995
- Phone: 1-877-646-9240
- Steven Woodrow and Patrick Peluso of Woodrow & Peluso LLC
- Stefan Coleman of The Law Office of Stefan Coleman PA