About this Case
Plaintiffs alleged that Sallie Mae and its affiliated collection agencies placed millions of calls to cellular telephones through the use of automated telephone dialing systems and/or artificial or prerecorded voice (“automated calls”), violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). In 1991, Congress enacted the TCPA in response to a growing number of consumer complaints regarding certain telemarketing practices. The TCPA regulates, among other things, the use of automated telephone equipment. In relation to this case, it prohibits the use of autodialers to make any call to a wireless number in absence of an emergency or prior express consent.
An amended settlement agreement was executed by the parties in October 2011. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted preliminary approval of the settlement in April 2012. On September 17, 2012 a federal judge granted final approval to the Sallie Mae TCPA class action lawsuit settlement. Under the terms of the settlement, Sallie Mae agreed to pay settlement Class Members between $20 and $40 or reduce their principal balance if they received one of these automated calls between October 27, 2005 and September 14, 2010 and submitted a timely Claim Form by August 31, 2012. The court granted final approval of the amended class settlement on September 17th, 2012. The deadline to file a claim was August 31, 2012.
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Terrell Marshall Law Group, PLLC
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Jonathan Selbin, Alison Stocking and Daniel Hutchinson
Meyer Wilson Co., LPA
David Meyer and Matthew Wilson
Hyde and Swigart, LLP
Joshua Swigart, Robert Hyde and David Leimbach
Law Offices of Douglas J. Champion
Kazerounian Law Group APC