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In Mey v. North American Bancard, 2016 WL 3613395, at *3-4 (C.A.6 (Mich.), 2016), the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that payment of actual cash did not moot a TCPA class action under Campbell-Ewald. In an effort to tee up that question, NAB responded to Campbell-Ewald by mailing Mey's attorney a cashier's check for $4,500, apparently for three calls… Read More

In Yaakov v. Varitronics, LLC, 2015 WL 5092501, at *1 (D.Minn.,2015), Judge Montgomery stayed a TCPA-fax class action pending the outcome of the SCOTUS' decision in Campbell-Ewald.  The facts were as follows. This putative class action stems from eight unsolicited fax advertisements Bais Yaakov received between November 2013 and February 2014. See Compl. [Docket No. 1] ¶ 10; Ex. A (the “Fax… Read More

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… Read More

We previously reported on the Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald matter (http://www.calautofinance.com/?p=5343), wherein the 9th Circuit found that a consumer's failure to accept advertiser's offer of judgment did not render action moot.  Today, the SCOTUS granted cert.  Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez, 2015 WL 246885-, -- S.Ct. ---, 83 USLW 3637 (2015).  The Petition for Cert. offered 3 potential issues: 1.Whether a case… Read More

In Masters v. Wells Fargo, 2013 WL 3713492 (W.D. Tex. 2013), here, Judge Sparks found that a Rule 68 Offer in a TCPA Class Action – that was amended in a reply brief to accommodate additional calls alleged by the named Plaintiff – mooted a Plaintiff’s individual claim and requiring dismissal of the Plaintiff’s class action. Masters's Response makes much… Read More

In Newman v. GM Financial, Judge Sabraw issued an Order Denying Preliminary Approval rejecting a proposed TCPA class settlement in part on the basis that disparately situated classmembers with different damages claims would obtain the same settlement sums under the class settlement and, due to the claims-made procedure, it was unclear what that sum would be anyway. A class action settlement may be… Read More