Greenwald Davidson Radbil PLLC | Prater v. Medicredit, Inc. and The Outsource Group, Inc., 2015 WL 4385682 (E.D. Mo. July 13, 2015)
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Prater v. Medicredit, Inc. and The Outsource Group, Inc., 2015 WL 4385682 (E.D. Mo. July 13, 2015)


The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The settlement provides for a common fund of $6.75 million, from which valid claimants will receive a pro-rata share.
 

Mr. Prater filed this lawsuit against Medicredit, Inc. and The Outsource Group, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”), alleging that Defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227, when calling consumers on their cellular telephones, via an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice, without their consent. Defendants deny Mr. Prater’s allegations, but have agreed to the settlement.

The Settlement Class is defined as: 

All persons and entities throughout the United States (1) to whom Medicredit, Inc. and/or The Outsource Group, Inc. made or caused to be made one or more telephone calls, (2) directed to a number assigned at the time of the call(s) to a cellular telephone service (whether the number was assigned to the person receiving the call or not), (3) by using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice, (4) from January 28, 2010 to July 13, 2015, and (5) for whom Medicredit, Inc., The Outsource Group, Inc. and/or the Released Parties did not have a valid consent for such call or calls at the time thereof.

The settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on July 13, 2015, and the Court granted final approval on December 7, 2015.