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CITGO TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

  • Anyone in the United States who received a text message from CITGO in August, October and/or November 2016

Settlement Amount

  • The $8 million dollar settlement will be distributed on a pro rata basis which means the amount any one class members receives will depend on the total amount of claims filed

Proof of Purchase

  • Class members will be required to provide the cell phone number in which the text messages were received and declare under the penalty of perjury

Claim Form

Matthew Gottlieb v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Palm Beach Division
  • Case No. 9:16-cv-81911-RLR

The CITGO TCPA class action lawsuit revolves around claims that CITGO Petroleum Corporation Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending text messages to consumers cell phones without their prior written consent.  The text messages in question were related to a sweepstakes that CITGO was trying to push from 2014 to 2016.  Plaintiff Matthew Gottlieb claims he received three text messages from CITGO in regards to sweepstakes and promotions in an attempt to get him to become a contestant.  According to the class action lawsuit around 93,000 text messages were sent to class member like Matthew Gottieb without their written consent.

CITGO denies any actions of wrong doing but have agreed to a 8 million dollar settlement fund in order to avoid the unknown cost associated with a trial.

Class members who file valid claims will be represented by Jeff M. Ostrow, Avi R. Kaufman, Scott Edelsberg, and Andrew J. Shamis.  Class members do not have to pay the attorneys as they will simply take a cut of the settlement pot.  CITGO Petroleum Corporation Inc. will be represented by Scott Solberg from the law firm of Elmer Stahl LLP.

Important Dates

  • Claim form deadline: 12/14/17
  • Object or Exclude Yourself from the Settlement: 10/30/17
  • Fairness Hearing: 11/29/17 at 11am ET (class members are not required to attend the fairness hearing in order to receive a slice of the 8 million dollar settlement pie)

Contact Information

Settlement Website

Uber Safe Rideshare Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member?

  • Class members in the case are defined as anyone who used the Uber safe ride service to purchase as ride from Uber from Jan. 1, 2013 and Jan. 31, 2016

Settlement Amount

  • Amount varies per class member but in general class members will receive $0.25 for their first ride on an Uber service that charged an Uber safe rides fee, then a per-ride amount for every additional such ride

Proof of Purchase

  • Class members need to submit the Class Member Identification Number (this number will be emailed to class members)

Claim Form

Important Dates

  • Claim form deadline: 1/8/18
  • Exclusion date: 1/8/18
  • Settlement fairness hearing: February 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. PST

McKnight, et al. v. Uber Technologies Inc.,

  • Case No. 3:14-cv-05615-JST
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Matthew Philliben and Bryon McKnight iniated the lawsuit back in December of 2104 that challenged Uber’s assertions that it runs thorough background checks on its UberX and UberXL drivers.  Uber has agreed to a settlement fund of $32,500,000 and the settlement also places new restrictions on the way it advertises its driver background checks.

The Uber Safe Ride Share Settlement revolves around claims that Uber did not do enough to screen drivers associated with their safe ride service.  Customers could elect to pay an additional one dollar to have an Uber driver that agreed to a background check (which in turn is suppose to make the driver safer).  Class members contend that these background checks were inadequate as it only made the would be Uber driver submit their name, contact information, driver’s license number and Social Security number through an Uber website (despite the fact that Uber decsribed these background checks as “industry leading” checks).  The “woefully inadequate” background check did not require a fingerprint check or any in-person contact between the prospective driver and an Uber representative, according to the plaintiffs.

Contact Information

  • Mail: McKnight v. Uber SettlementRideshare Settlement Administratorc/o Epiq SystemsPO Box 3967Portland, OR 97208-3967
  • Phone: 1-877-797-6083
  • Email: info@RideshareSettlement.com

Settlement Website

Los Angeles Housing Authority $9 Million Dollar Settlement

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Settlement Amount
  • Several hundreds dollars or more (class members who file timely claims will receive a reimbursement for up to 11 months that they overpaid rent)

Proof of Purchase
  • Simply complete a claim form

Who is a Class Member?
  • Class members are defined as anyone who was a voucher participant under the HACLA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (“HCVP”) (also known as “Voucher Participant”) beginning April 2, 2004, and paid a higher rent to your landlord than you otherwise would have paid if not for the reduced subsidy in effect during the period from July 1, 2005 through April 30, 2007

Claim Form

Important Dates
  • Claim form deadline: 12/6/17
  • Settlement fairness hearing: 1/29/18 (luckly class members do not need to attend this bothersome fairness hearing unless they have some sort of urge to make a statement in regards to the settlement terms)
  • Object to the settlement terms: 11/29/17

Nozzi v. Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, et al.,
  • Case No. 2:07-cv-00380-PA-FFM
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  •  Claims Administrator: JND Class Action Administration

This class action lawsuit revovles around claims that the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles reduced the amount of voucher payment standards without giving adequate advanced notice to Section 8 tenants which is in violation of federal and state law (according to the class members).  Those who were a HACLA Section 8 tenant between June 1, 2005 and Sept. 30, 2006 will want to file a claim in this class action lawsuit in hopes of getting a pay day.  The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has approved a settlement amount ranging between $9 million to $9.4 million dollars payable by check.  Class members do not have to hire a lawyer as the court has appointed Barrett S. Litt, Anne Richardson, and Stephanie Carroll.  The class members attorney’s will ask for 30% of the total available settlement fund.


Contact Information
  • Mail: Nozzi v. HACLA Settlement Administrationc/o JND Class Action AdministrationP.O. Box 7028Broomfield, CO 80021
  • Phone: 1-888-268-5894
  • Email: HACLAClassAction@jndla.com

Settlement Website

Advanced Tech Support Refund FTC Enforcement Settlement

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Settlement Amount
  • The settlement amount any one class member will receive at this time is not known as the FTC does not state how individual payments will be calculated

Proof of Purchase
  • Claimants must submit the claim number and PIN provided in their notification email

Who is a Class Member?
  • Class members are defined as anyone who purchased a tech support product from Advanced Tech Support (aka Inbound Call Experts) from April 2012 to November 2014
Claim Form

Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. Inbound Call Experts LLC, et al.
  • Case number 9:14-cv-81395
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Claims Administrator is Analytics Consulting LLC

The Advanced Tech Support Refund FTC Enforcement class action lawsuit revolves around claims that Inbound Call Experts LLC (aka Advanced Tech Support) operated a crafty telemarketing scheme in order to pressure consumers into buying tech support services they did not need.  Class members contend that the company used high-pressure telemarketing to sign people up for hundreds of dollars worth of tech support subscriptions and services that they didn’t actually need.

Inbound Call Experts LLC has denied any actions of wrong doing but have agreed to settle in order to avoid the unknown expense associated with a trial.  Class members who file timely claims will be represented by Emily Cope Burton, Colleen B. Robbins, James Evans, and Andrew Scott Hudson from the US Federal Trade Commission.  The counsel for the state of Florida will toss out Katherine Ann Kiziah and Diane Oates along with Stephanie L. Hauser from LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER GROSSMAN LLP.  Class members are defined as anyone who purchased a tech support product from Advanced Tech Support (aka Inbound Call Experts) from April 2012 to November 2014.  When filing a claim the class member must provide the claim number and PIN provided in their notification email as proof of purchase.  The FTC has stated that the settlement pool will be 10 million US dollars for those who lost money as a result of this deceptive practice.


Important Dates
  • Claim Form Deadline: 10/27/2017
  • Final Approval Hearing: N/A

Contact Information
  • Phone: 1-877-793-0908
  • Mail: 18675 Lake Dr E, Chanhassen, MN 55347
  • Fax: 952-404-5750

Settlement Website
  1. www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/advanced-tech-support-refunds