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.
The parties settled this case in 2011. 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. The deadline for submitting claim forms has passed and all eligible claimants have been paid.
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Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
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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