Johnson v. Navient Solutions, Inc., f/k/a Sallie Mae, Inc., No. 1:15-cv-0716-LJM, Doc. 177 (S.D. Ind. July 13, 2017);
Toure and Heard v. Navient Solutions, Inc., f/k/a Sallie Mae, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-0071-LJM-TAB (S.D. Ind July 13, 2017)
On July 13, 2017, the Southern District of Indiana granted final approval to the $19.74 million class action settlement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Participating class members received more than $510 each.
Through his lawsuit against Navient Solutions, Inc. (“NSI”), Randy Johnson alleged that NSI violated the TCPA, 47 U.S.C. § 227, when calling consumers on their cellular telephones, by using an automatic telephone dialing system, at wrong numbers—in that the subscriber to or user of the telephone number that NSI called was different from the party it was trying to reach. Shelly Toure and Tony Heard filed a similar lawsuit. NSI denied the allegations, and the parties ultimately agreed to a settlement.
This settlement resolved claims on behalf of the following class:
Each person and entity throughout the United States: (a) to whom Navient Solutions, Inc. placed one or more telephone calls; (b) directed to a telephone number assigned to a cellular telephone service; (c) by using an automatic telephone dialing system; (d) after Navient Solutions, Inc. designated the telephone number to which it placed the call(s) as a wrong number; (e) between May 4, 2011 and January 26, 2017.