Claim $160 Venture Data, Public Opinion Survey Calls TCPA Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

You are included in the Venture Data, Public Opinion Survey Calls TCPA Class Action Settlement “if, on June 11, August 19, or September 9, 2014, Venture Data placed a call to your cellular telephone line, using the Pro-T-S or CFMC dialer, and as part of a Public Opinion Strategies survey.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $2,100,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $160

Your exact payout will depend on the number of valid claim forms submitted. Class Counsel estimate you will receive approximately $160 per claim before Court-approved deductions for costs, service payments, and attorneys’ fees—but this is only an estimate.


Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to provide your Claimant Identification Number (on your individual settlement notice) or the phone number on which you received survey calls from Venture Data.

Claim Form

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Venture Data, Public Opinion Survey Calls TCPA Settlement Notes

  • Mey v. Venture Data LLC and Public Opinion Strategies, LLC
  • Case No. 5:14-cv-123
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

In January 2016, plaintiff Diana Mey filed this class action lawsuit to enforce the consumer-privacy provision of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act – a federal statute enacted in 1991 in response to widespread public outrage about the increasing practice of nuisance telephone calls.

According to the TCPA complaint, Public Opinion Strategies directed Venture Data to place computer-dialed telephone calls to Mey and other Class members’ cell phones without prior express consent. Mey says that on August 19, 2014 she received a computer-generated autodialed call from a representative calling from Venture Data. During the call, the caller and her supervisor informed Mey that their computers “randomly” calls certain numbers using software.

What’s more is that many of the phone numbers autodialed, including Mey’s was registered on the national Do Not Call Registry. A person whose number is on the Do Not Call Registry, and who has received more than one telephone call within any twelve-month period in violation of the TCPA, can sue the violator and seek statutory damages.

The defendants deny any wrongdoing in this case. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Venture Data, Public Opinion Survey Calls TCPA settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Venture Data, Public Opinion Survey Calls TCPA settlement must do so by June 11, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before June 11, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 6/11/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 6/11/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 9/6/18: Final 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).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.VentureDataClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Venture Data Settlement, Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 185, Claysburg, PA 16625
  • Phone: 1-844-763-9230

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Claim Up To $41.90 Zacks Investment Research TCPA Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

There are three Classes included in this settlement.

Zacks Investment Research TCPA Settlement Class includes “all natural persons nationwide who, between and including May 6, 2012 and June 30, 2017, received a telephone call that was (1) made to their cellular telephone and (2) initiated by or on behalf of ZIM or ZIR using an automatic telephone dialing system.”

Response North TCPA Settlement Class includes “all natural persons nationwide who received from Response North a telephone call reflected in contact databases produced by Response North, which (1) was placed as part of the Zacks Book Campaign and/or the Options Trading Campaign and (2) was received on a cellular telephone.”

Response North Privacy Settlement Class includes “all California residents who received from Response North a telephone call reflected in contact databases produced by Response North, which (1) was made on a telephone line that was subject to recording by Response North and (2) was received by the recipient in the State of California.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $4,650,000 (Zacks Investment Research)
  • $830,000 (Response North)

Estimated Award

  • $12.57 – $41.90

Once attorneys’ fees, court costs, service awards, and settlement administration expenses are deducted from the total $5.48 million settlement, class members will receive an equal share of the net settlement fund. It is estimated that class members will receive the following:

  • Zacks Investment Research Class: $17.43
  • Response North Class: $12.57
  • Response North Privacy Class: $41.90

Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

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Class members can also download PDF versions of the claim form below or on the settlement website:


Zacks Investment Research TCPA Settlement Notes

  • Kerr, et al. v. Zacks Investment Research, Inc., et al.
  • Case No.16-cv-01352 GPC BLM
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

In May 2016, plaintiff Kerr filed this class action lawsuit against Zacks Investment Research alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the California Invasion of Privacy Act. Specifically the TCPA class action lawsuit claims that Zacks Investment Research placed calls via an autodialer to consumers’ cell phones without their prior express consent.  These telemarketing calls were for the purpose of promoting a book published by Zacks and for advertising an educational seminar regarding options trading.

It is against the law for companies to call consumers using an automatic telephone dialing system (autodialer or ATDS) or to place calls using an artificial or prerecorded voice if the recipient has not given permission to receive such calls (prior express consent).

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Zacks Investment Research TCPA Settlement website.

Class members who wish to opt-out or object to the Zacks Investment Research TCPA Settlement must do so by February 16, 2018.  Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before February 16, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 2/16/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 2/16/18: Opt-out or Objection Deadline
  • 4/6/18: 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.kerrvzirsettlement.comto confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: CPT Group, 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606
  • Phone: 1-888-202-1727
  • Email: KerrvZIRSettlement@CPTGroup.com

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Claim Up to $300 Per Phone Number Altisource TCPA Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

You are a member of the Altisource TCPA Class Action Settlement if Altisource made “one or more calls to your cellular telephone number using its Aspect software, in connection with its Cash for Relocation (“CFR”) program, between October 16, 2013, through June 1, 2016.”

There are approximately 56,104 members of the Settlement Class.

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Settlement Amount

  • $1,800,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

The amount of your payout award will depend on the total number of valid and timely claims filed by all Class Members. Class Counsel estimates that the amount of the cash award be within the range of $100 to $300.

If you were called by Altisource on more than one cell phone number, you may submit claims for each cell phone number separately.


Proof of Purchase

  • Claimants will be prompted to enter the unique 9-digit Claim ID Number printed on their individual postcard Class Notice. If you do not have a Claim ID Number, you will need to provide the cell phone number (including area code) to which you received a qualifying call from Altisource.

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Altisource TCPA Settlement Notes

  • Beecroft v. Altisource Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Case No. 0:15-cv-02184-SRN-BRT
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

In April 2015, plaintiff Tracee Beecroft filed this class action lawsuit against Altisource alleging the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making improper automated calls to consumers’ cell phones for purposes of promoting its “Cash for Relocation” program.

Specifically, Beecroft says that these unwanted telemarketing calls were made by an automated telephone dialing system or ATDS without her prior express consent. Under TCPA law, companies are prohibited from calling consumers’ cell phone number using an autodialer system or an artificial, prerecorded voice, unless the recipient has given prior express consent.

After two years of hard-fought litigation, the parties came to a settlement. Altisource denies violating the TCPA but opted to settle the claims to avoid the expense and uncertainty of further litigation. The settlement will provide a $1.8 million non-revisionary fund which will be used to pay direct cash awards to Settlement Class members who submit approved claims, notice and administration costs (estimated at $85,000), attorneys’ fees and costs (anticipated to be one-third of the settlement fund), and a service award to Beecroft. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Altisource TCPA Settlement website.

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The Altisource TCPA class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on October 19, 2017. The deadline to opt out or exclude yourself from the settlement has passed. However, Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before February 12, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 2/12/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 3/12/18: Final Hearing at 9:30 am CT* (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.AltisourceTCPASettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Altisource TCPA Settlement Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 85006, Richmond, VA 23285-5006
  • Phone: 1-833-371-2607

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

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$500K Fora Financial Unwanted Robocalls Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Fora Financial Unwanted Robocalls Class Action Settlement include “all persons, who on or after February 6, 2016, were called two or more times by or on behalf of Defendants Fora Financial, LLC and Fora Financial Holdings, LLC on their cell phones, using an automated dialer or a prerecorded or artificial voice.”

There are approximately 47,385 members of the Settlement Class.

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Settlement Amount

  • $500,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Settlement Class members who file a valid and timely claim will receive an equal pro rata share of the Net Settlement Fund, per unique cell phone number and for each phone call that was placed by or on behalf of Fora Financial. Your actual payout will depend on how many valid claims and the number of calls represented by those claims.


Proof of Purchase

  • Claimants will be prompted to enter the unique Username and Password printed on their individual Class Notice.

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Fora Financial Unwanted Robocalls Settlement Notes

  • Dolemba, et al. v. Fora Financial LLC et al.
  • Case No. 16 C 10651
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division

Plaintiff Scott Dolemba filed this class action lawsuit against Fora Financial, claiming the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by placing autodialed telemarketing calls to consumers cell phones without their consent.

Dolemba alleges he received numerous calls and emails, sometimes twice or more a day, from Fora Financial offering its services. According to Dolemba, the calls were paced using a predictive dialer. Predictive dialers place calls without human intervention until a connection is made. The machine “predicts” when a human is likely to be available to take the call if answered. When Dolemba answered the calls, there was a pause. This is a common feature of a predictive dialer.

However, Dolemba says he never authorized automated placement of calls to his cell phone or provided his number to Fora Financial. This, the class action lawsuit states, is a willful and knowing violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA.

Fora Financial denies violating the TCPA but opted to settle the claims to avoid the expense and uncertainty of further litigation. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Fora Financial Unwanted Robocalls Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Fora Financial Unwanted Robocalls Settlement must do so by March 26, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before March 26, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 3/26/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 3/26/18: Objection or Opt-Out/Exclusion Deadline
  • 5/15/18: Final Hearing at 10:00 am CT* (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.class-settlement.com/forafinancial to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Settlement Class Counsel at Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC (33236), 20 S. Clark Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Phone: 312-917-4504 (Settlement Class Counsel)

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