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DIRECTV $16.85 Million Settlement Guide

$16.85 million DIRECTV settlement: the company agreed to a payout to consumers for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

DIRECTV $16.85 Million Settlement Guide
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $324 - $461
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    August 7, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $16,850,000
  • Final Approval:
    August 24, 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.

Unraveling the DIRECTV Settlement: A Closer Look

The recent DIRECTV settlement is a significant event in consumer protection law. The case, Vance v. DIRECTV, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (Case No. 5:17-CV-179). The lawsuit alleges that telemarketing calls made by AC1 Communications, a DIRECTV dealer, violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by contacting individuals listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. The case has now reached a settlement stage, with DIRECTV agreeing to a substantial payout to affected consumers.

Just How Big is the Settlement?

The settlement amount agreed upon in this case is a staggering $16.85 million. This fund will be used to cover settlement-related expenses, lawyers' fees and costs, awards to the settlement class representatives, and, importantly, cash payments to eligible individuals who received the telemarketing calls. As quoted on the official settlement website, 'The settlement provides for a cash payment to eligible individuals who received the telemarketing calls.'

What are the Key Dates to Remember?

  • The deadline to submit a valid Claim Form, either online or by mail, is August 7, 2023.
  • The deadline to file an objection or exclude oneself from the settlement class is also August 7, 2023.
  • The Final Approval Hearing, where the Court will decide whether to approve the settlement, is scheduled for August 24, 2023.
  • Payments will be made approximately two months after the Court approves the settlement.

Who are the Class Members?

The class members are individuals who received telemarketing calls from AC1 Communications, a DIRECTV dealer, while their telephone numbers were listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. It's important to note that individuals do not need to remember receiving the calls to be eligible for a payment.

What Can Class Members Expect to Receive?

Eligible class members can expect to receive a cash payment from the settlement fund. The estimated minimum cash payment is $324, while the estimated average cash payment is over $461. The exact payment amount for each individual will depend on the number of valid claims submitted and the number of calls received by the class members.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
    No. 5:17-CV-179
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Court
  • State:
    West Virginia
  • Court:
    Northern District of West Virginia
  • Plaintiff:
    Diana Mey
  • Defendant:
    DirectTV
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Bailey & Glasser LLP
  • Claims Admin:
    Vance v. DIRECTV c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC PO Box 5324 New York, NY 10150-5324 info@DIRECTVClassActionSettlement.com 1-866-211-3496
  • Defendant Firm:
    Kirkland & Ellis, LLC
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