Claim Up to $500 Per Unsolicited Text Message Tribe App TCPA Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Tribe App Text Message TCPA Class Action Settlement “includes all persons who received (i) one or more text message (ii) sent by or on behalf of Defendant (iii) without a user of the Tribe App. manually selecting that Person’s name through the Tribe App. and (iv) that contained a link to download the Tribe App. between April 10, 2013, and December 4, 2017.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $200,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Up to $500 per text message

Settlement Class members who submit a valid claim will receive a pro rata share of the settlement fund, up to $500.00 a text message.


Proof of Purchase

  • Claimants will need to provide the cell phone number to which they received a qualifying text message from Tribe App.

Claim Form

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Tribe App Text Message Settlement Notes

  • Rattner v. Tribe App, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-21344-UU
  • Horsley v. Tribe App, Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-23111-JLK
  • Both pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Plaintiffs Alexander Rattner and Kenneth Horsely sued Tribe App for allegedly sending unsolicited text messages to consumers’ cell phones to promote its mobile application. Placing text messages for the purposes of telemarketing without the recipients prior express consent is a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Tribe App is a differentiated over-the-top (OTT) online video service.

In Rattner’s case, he claims that over a period of three days in April 2017 he received numerous unsolicited text messages from Tribe App that were reportedly sent via an autodialer, encouraging him to click on a link to the company’s website. Horsely’s complaint details a similar experience. These telemarketing text messages had no opt out option either.

Tribe denies each and every allegation of wrongdoing, liability, and damages. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Tribe App Text Message settlement website.

The Tribe App Text Message class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on December 4, 2017. Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the settlement must do so by April 3, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before April 3, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 4/3/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 4/3/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 4/27/18: Final Hearing at 9:30 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 www.ARKHTCPAClassActionSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Tribe Settlement Administrator, c/o Epiq Systems Inc., P.O. Box 3560, Portland, OR 97208-3560
  • Phone: 1-844-420-6492

Class Counsel


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Claim $130 Miami Research Associates Flu Study Unsolicited Text Messages Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Miami Research Associates Flu Study Unsolicited Text Messages Class Action Settlement include “all persons( i) identified in the Settlement Class List (ii) who received a text message from MRA relating to the flu study (iii) between June 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $1,200,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $130

Proof of Purchase

  • Claimants will need to provide the telephone number that received the unsolicited text messages on their claim form.

Claim & Verification Form

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Miami Research Associates Flu Study Unsolicited Text Messages Settlement Notes

  • Marengo v. Miami Research Associates, LLC
  • Case No. 1:17-cv-20459-JLK
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

In February 2017, plaintiff Desiree Marengo filed this putative class action lawsuit against Miami Research Associates alleging the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending automated unsolicited text messages for telemarketing purposes.

Specifically, Marengo claims that in order to drum up business, MRA sent her and others unsolicited text messages encouraging volunteer participation in an investigational bird flu vaccine study in exchange for compensation. However, at no time did Marengo give MRA permission to send these telemarketing texts to her. Additionally, there was no opt out or STOP reply that Marengo could use to cease receiving these unsolicited text messages. And this is where the TCPA comes in.

Under the TCPA, businesses cannot send text messages for telemarketing or advertising purposes unless they have prior written express consent from the recipient. In fact, businesses that disregard the law, can be held liable for up to $1500 per unsolicited text message.

Miami Research Associates denies Marengo’s allegations and denies any wrongdoing, but agreed to pay out $1.2 million to settle the claims and avoid further litigation.

Complete details are provided in the Class Notice, which is available on the Miami Research Associates Flu Study Unsolicited Text Messages Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Miami Research Associates Flu Study Unsolicited Text Messages Settlement must do so by March 17, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before March 17, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 3/17/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 3/17/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 3/27/18: Final Hearing at 10:30 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.MRASettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Marengo v. MRA Claims Administrator, c/o Angeion Group, 1801 Market Street, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: 1-877-235-4599
  • Email: MRASettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com

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Claim $15 Voucher or $10 Cash Mandee Stores Unwanted Text Message Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

You are included in the Mandee Stores Unwanted Text Message TCPA Settlement if you received a text message relating to Mandee Stores from October 16, 2013 to December 31, 2014 containing the language “Welcome to VIP Status!”.

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Estimated Award

  • $15 Merchandise Voucher or $10 Cash Payment

Mandee Stores has agreed to provide every Class Member with a Merchandise Voucher worth up to $15 that can be used at any Mandee store. Merchandise Vouchers must be claimed by May 30, 2018.  Any Class Members who prefer to receive $10 cash payment instead of the Merchandise Voucher may submit a Claim Form by March 29, 2018.


Proof of Purchase

  • To qualify for a cash payment, claimants must provide their contact information along with the telephone number at which they received an unwanted text message relating to Mandee Stores from October 16, 2013 to December 31, 2014 with the language “Welcome to VIP Status!”

Claim Form

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Note: Each Settlement Class Member is entitled to submit only one claim form regardless of the number of text messages received, and there can be only one claim for any given phone number.


Mandee Stores Unwanted Text Message TCPA Settlement Notes

  • Frieda Zeidel, et al. v. A&M (2015) LLC
  • Case No. 1:13-cv-06989
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division

In January 2016, plaintiffs Frieda Zeidel and Carla Serrano brought this class action lawsuit in order to stop Mandee Stores’ practice of sending mass unwanted text message calls to promote its apparel products. Specifically, the plaintiffs claim that at no time did they provide consent, including written consent, to receive these text message advertisements from Mandee Stores – a violation of The Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA.

The TCPA regulates telemarketing for text messages, requiring consent for nearly all text messages. And for advertising purposes, prior express written consent is required. Business that fail to comply with the TCPA can be held liable for up to $1500 per recipient for each text message sent.

Mandee Stores contests the claims made by the plaintiffs and class and denies that it violated the TCPA. However, to avoid further litigation, the company agreed to settle. In addition to the $15 Merchandise Voucher or $10 Cash Payment Award, Mandee has also agreed to change its text message practices, only sending text message advertising if it first obtains the prior express written consent of recipients. The Mandee Stores Unwanted Text Message TCPA Settlement was granted preliminarily approval on October 16, 2017.

Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Mandee Unwanted Text Message TCPA Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Mandee TCPA Settlement must do so by February 2, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim for cash payment must do so by March 29, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 3/29/18: Deadline to Return Proof of Claim (for $10 Cash Payment)
  • 5/30/18: Deadline to Obtain Merchandise Voucher
  • 2/2/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 3/1/18: Final Approval Hearing at 10:00 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 www.MandeeTCPASettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Tilghman & Co. PC, P.O. Box 2086, Birmingham, AL 35201
  • Phone: 1-800-755-3699

Class Counsel

  • Myles McGuire, Evan M. Meyers, and Eugene Y. Turin of McGuire Law PC

Settlement Website