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Build-A-Bear $4.1M Settlement: TCPA Text Lawsuit Info

Ruby v. Build-A-Bear: $4.1M class-action settlement for alleged TCPA violations involving unwanted text messages.

Build-A-Bear $4.1M Settlement: TCPA Text Lawsuit Info
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $500 per actionable text message
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    July 7, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $4,100,000
  • Final Approval:
    September 6, 2023
Settlement summaries by Claim Depot are written for people who might be eligible to claim class action settlement awards. Our goal is to provide the reader all relevant information about the settlement so they can claim their lawsuit funds. Claim Depot uses artificial intelligence (AI) to extract data from the vast amounts of text on the Official Settlement Website and in the court documents. Then, our writers, who are licensed attorneys, write the summary in plain English so the greater public can better understand their rights.

In a recent class-action settlement, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (BABW) has reached a preliminary agreement with the plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleged that BABW sent text message solicitations to customers after they had revoked consent to receive them, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

How Much is at Stake in the Settlement?

BABW settled for a total of $4,100,000. The final amount awarded to each individual will depend on factors such as the number of valid claims, up to $500 each.

What are the Key Dates to Keep in Mind?

There are several crucial dates related to this settlement that affected individuals should be aware of:

  • The deadline to submit an address form for those who received notice by email is July 7th, 2023.
  • The deadline to request exclusion from the Settlement Class or file an objection is also July 7th, 2023.
  • A Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for September 6th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., where a judge will decide whether to approve or reject the proposed settlement agreement.

Who Qualifies as Class Members?

To be considered a member of this Settlement Class and potentially receive an award from this case's resolution, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a natural person residing in the United States.
  • Have received two or more text messages from BABW within a 12-month period between September 24, 2017, and March 28, 2023 (the "Class Period").
  • The texts must have been sent for the purpose of encouraging the purchase of property, goods, or services after revoking consent to receive such messages from BABW. This includes texting "Stop" or "Quit" in response to a prior text message from BABW.
         

What Awards Can Class Members Expect?

The official settlement website states eligible class members can receive up to $500 per occurrence. The final compensation for each eligible individual will depend on several factors, including:

  • The total number of valid claims submitted by class members.
  • Deductions made for administrative costs and attorneys' fees associated with the case.
  • The total settlement amount agreed upon by both parties and approved by the court.
             

In conclusion, it is essential for affected individuals to be aware of their rights and options concerning this class-action lawsuit against Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. By understanding key dates, eligibility requirements as class members, and potential awards resulting from this settlement agreement, those who believe they have been wronged can make informed decisions about their involvement in this case. For more information on how to submit an address form or opt-out of this Settlement Class altogether, visit the official settlement website at www.tcpatextsettlement.com.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
    4:21-cv-01152
  • Filing Date:
    September 24, 2021
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Courts
  • State:
    Missouri
  • Court:
    Missouri Eastern District
  • Plaintiff:
    Benjamin Ruby
  • Defendant:
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Butsch Roberts & Associates LLC
  • Claims Admin:
    Ruby v. Build-A-Bear c/o Atticus Administration PO Box 64053 St. Paul, MN 55164
  • Defendant Firm:
    Lewis Rice LLC
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