Greenwald Davidson PLLC obtains final approval of $2.3 million class action settlement under Telephone Consumer Protection Act.August 15, 2014
On August 13, 2014, Greenwald Davidson PLLC, as counsel for Lead Plaintiff Nivea Ritchie, secured final approval from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, of a $2.3 million settlement for a nationwide class of aggrieved consumers.
The lawsuit alleged that the Defendants, Van Ru Credit Corporation, Palisades Collection, L.L.C., and Asta Funding, Inc. (collectively, the “Defendants”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq. (the “TCPA”), by making debt collection calls to the cellular telephones of consumers using an automatic telephone dialing system without the consumers’ consent.
After extensive litigation, and following the close of discovery, the Defendants agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle the matter with the Class. Each class member who claimed into the settlement received $1,664.04, making the settlement one of the largest per class member recoveries ever under the TCPA.
Law 360, August 14, 2014
Sun Sentinel, August 18, 2014