In Lees v. Anthem Ins. Companies Inc., 2015 WL 3645208, at *1 (E.D.Mo.,2015), Judge Limbaugh gave final approval to Anthem’s settlement of a TCPA class action, described as follows:
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. (“TCPA”) prohibits making automated telephone calls to cellular telephones without the “prior express consent” of the recipient. Plaintiff alleges that defendant Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (“Anthem”) violated the TCPA when it made such calls to plaintiff and approximately 830,000 other consumers nationwide. Anthem denies any wrongdoing. The parties engaged in settlement discussions and reached a settlement agreement. This Court preliminarily approved the agreement, which calls for a maximum settlement benefit of $6,250,000 and a minimum Settlement Benefit of $4,750,000 for the Class. Plaintiff has moved for final approval of the Settlement (# 59) and for the award of attorneys’ fees and a service award to the class representative (# 50). The motion has been fully briefed, and objections have been filed by two class members. A hearing was held on April 9, 2015, and it was attended by counsel for plaintiff, counsel for defendant, and counsel for objector Glenn Kassiotis.