Cruise Robocall Settlement Claimants Required to Provide Additional Proof

At Class Action Wallet, we’ve been receiving many questions from our readers about when they can expect to receive their cash payout from the highly publicized Cruise Robocall Settlement. Many of you submitted your claims back in August and have since heard nothing from the settlement administrator or attorneys involved.

Well, now we know what is going on and are pleased to bring you an update to this settlement. According to recent email notice, the court is requiring what is known as a supplemental notice. This means claimants need to provide additional proof in order to get their money. Over two million people filed claims in the Cruise Robocall settlement, the court suspects that a substantial number of these may be fraudulent.

If you were included in the Cruise Robocall settlement and filed a claim by the original deadline of November 3, 2017, you should be receiving an email notice (make sure to check your spam folders!) from the settlement administrator that states, “Recipients of this email must submit proof of their connection to the phone numbers.” Basically, you now need to prove the phone number you gave in your claim form is actually yours. To do this, the court is asking you to provide a phone bill or any supplemental information that shows the phone number is yours. Claimants have until May 1, 2018 to upload this supplemental proof and can do this here.

To refresh your memory, the Cruise Robocall Settlement stems from claims brought by plaintiff Philip Charvet that Resort Marketing Group (RMG) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA, by placing automated telemarketing calls to consumers offering them a free cruise vacation with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Norwegian Cruise lines if they paid certain “fees”, which RMG kept.

“Over the four years prior to the filing of this lawsuit, and extending until March of 2014 – long after the filing of this lawsuit in July of 2012 – millions of illegal pre-recorded telemarketing calls were initiated by Travel Services to consumers nationwide, promoting by trade name the cruise services of the Cruise Defendants,” the Cruise Robocall class action lawsuit alleges.

Charvet challenged RMG’s practices alleging that since consumers never provided their express consent to receive these telemarketing calls as mandated by the TCPA, the company broke the law. The case also got the attention of the Federal Trade Commission. “The scope of the illegal telemarketing campaign at issue is also evidenced by records of consumer complaints obtained from the Federal Trade Commission in response to Freedom of Information Act requests,” the Cruise Robocall class action lawsuit noted.

The original settlement class included anyone who received a pre-recorded phone call on their residential or cell phone between July 2009 and March 2014 from RMG and a maximum payout of $900. This has since been updated to state “if you were the owner, subscriber, or user of a residential or cellular telephone line” that received the telemarketing robocalls. Additionally, claimants will now get a pro rata, or equal share, of the settlement, once all claims have been verified.

RMG continues to deny the claims and says they did not violate the TCPA but agreed to settle the class action lawsuit to the tune of $12.5 million.

The Class is represented by Matthew P. McCue of The Law Office of Matthew P. McCue; Alexander H. Burke and Daniel J. Marovitch of Burke Law Offices LLC; and Edward A. Broderick and Anthony Paronich of Broderick & Paronich PC.

The Cruise Robocall TCPA Class Action Lawsuit is Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group Inc., et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-5746, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


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

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

$850K Tallahassee Dodge Text Message Spam TCPA Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Tallahassee Dodge Text Message Spam TCPA Class Action Settlement includes “includes all persons in the United States who received one or more text messages sent by or on behalf of Tallahassee Dodge Chrysler Jeep between July 27, 2017 and July 31, 2017.

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Settlement Amount

  • $850,000.00

Estimated Award

  • TBD

Settlement Class members who submit a valid claim will receive a pro rata share of the settlement fund. Your  exact payment will depend on how many Settlement Class members submit Claim Forms. You may only submit one claim and receive one cash payment.


Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to provide your Unique ID (on your individual settlement notice) or the phone number on which you received the unwanted text messages from Tallahassee Dodge.

Claim Form

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Tallahassee Dodge Text Message Spam TCPA Settlement Notes

  • Seth F. Masson v. Tallahassee Dodge Chrysler Jeep, LLC,
  • Case No. 1:17-cv-22967-FAM
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

In August 2017, plaintiff Seth Mason brought this class action lawsuit against Tallahassee Dodge Chrysler Jeep alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Specifically the complaint claims that in marketing its dealership, Tallahassee Dodge sent consumers automated text message spam without their prior express written consent and “little regard for their privacy”.

Court documents indicate the alleged text message spam Mason received was along the lines of: “Now-Monday Tallahassee Dodge giving 4.000 over book for trades, 0% fiancing, and  3.500 bonsu rebare on all new cars! Now taking appointments at 888-225-7841.”

It is violation of the TCPA to make any call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with the prior express consent of the called party) using an automated dialing system to a cell phones. Businesses that willfully violate the TCPA can be required to payout a minimum of $500 in damages for each spam text message or unsolicited telemarketing call. Additionally, companies that send telemarketing text messages need to provide an opt-out for customers to stop receiving messages.

Tallahassee Dodge Chrysler Jeep denies all legal claims in this case. . Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Tallahassee Dodge Text Message Spam TCPA settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Tallahassee Dodge Text Message Spam TCPA settlement must do so by April 6, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before May 22, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 5/22/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 4/6/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 5/8/18: Final Hearing at 2:15 pm 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.tdtcpasettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Tallahassee Dodge Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 6006, Portland, OR 97228-6006
  • Phone: 1-844-551-1722
  • Email: info@TDTCPASettlement.com

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

$275K OCO Biomedical Fax Spam TCPA Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the OCO Biomedical Fax Spam Class Action Settlement includes “all persons or business entities who were sent a telephone facsimile message of material advertising the commercial availability or quality of any property, goods, or services by or on behalf of OCO Biomedical, Inc. on or after March 18, 2012.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Settlement Amount

  • $275,000.00

Estimated Award

  • TBD

Settlement Class members who submit a valid claim will receive a pro rata share of the settlement fund. Your  exact payment will depend on how many Settlement Class members submit Claim Forms.


Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to provide the fax number at which you received the unsolicited fax advertisements from OCO Biomedical.

Claim Form

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OCO Biomedical Fax Spam TCPA Settlement Notes

  • Ryoo Dental and Richard Marcus v. OCO Biomedical
  • Case No. 8:16-cv-01626-DOC-KES
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

In 2016, plaintiffs Richard Marcus and Ryoo Dental brought this class action lawsuit against OCO Biomedical over alleged unsolicited fax advertisements. Specifically the plaintiffs claim OCO Biomedical violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Among other provisions, the Junk Fax Prevention Act amended the TCPA to only allow fax advertisements to be sent to individuals and businesses to which the sender has an established business relationship with. Additionally, any business that sends fax advertisements also needs to provide a way for the recipient to opt out of receiving the fax spam.

OCO Biomedical denies the allegations and thinks the plaintiffs would not have won anything at trial. However, both sides agreed to a settlement to avoid the cost of further litigation and trial, and to make sure all the people involved will receive compensation. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the OCO Biomedical Fax Spam TCPA settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the OCO Biomedical Fax Spam settlement must do so by March 30, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before March 30, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 3/30/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 3/30/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 6/4/18: Final Hearing at 8:30 am 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 the RyooDentalOCOSettlement.comto confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Ryoo Dental v. OCO Biomedical Settlement Administrator, PO Box 404041, Louisville, KY 40233-4041
  • Phone: 1-866-653-4509

Class Counsel


Settlement Website