You probably have never heard a friend or loved one wax poetic on the exciting deals offered by an unsolicited telemarketing call — and for good reason — considering the folks on the other end of the line collectively possess an uncanny talent for interrupting dinner.
In fact, aggressive robocalls led to a class action settlement — one which you may be able to claim.
Philip Charvat originally filed the lawsuit, contending Resort Marketing Group breached the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with its robotic calls he had not agreed in advance to receive.
“The TCPA imposes substantial penalties on companies that knowingly violate its telemarketing restrictions,” explains Paul Tassin. “It generally forbids telemarketers from making calls using automated dialing equipment and prerecorded messages, unless the person being called has given the caller prior express written consent to be contacted that way.”
“Rather than have the case go to trial, the companies decided to settle. A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement in July, which requires the involved companies to create a settlement fund worth between $7 million and $12.5 million, depending on how many claims are filed,” the Miami Herald reports.
If you received a call between July 2009 and March 2014 about cruises with Carnival, Norwegian, or Royal Caribbean from Resort Marketing Group, you, too, could soon have a check for between $300 and $900 — simply enter your phone number here to see if the lawsuit applies to you.
Free money remains an oxymoron, but in cases of corporate wrong, sometimes a chance exists to exact a bit of vengeance for all those interrupted meals.
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