JK Buick GMC $130,000 Settlement for TCPA Violations

Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
July 1, 2024 12:10 AM
Updated
July 24, 2024
JK Buick GMC $130,000 Settlement for TCPA Violations
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$1,300
Deadline:
SUBMIT CLAIM

JK Buick GMC has agreed to pay $130,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This settlement aims to compensate individuals who received marketing text messages from JK Buick GMC after they had requested to stop receiving such messages.

Can I Claim an Award?

If you received marketing text messages from JK Buick GMC after you had requested to stop receiving them, you may be eligible to claim an award from this settlement. The class members include individuals who opted out of receiving text messages from or on behalf of JK Buick GMC, Inc. and, thereafter, received one or more text messages from or on behalf of JK Buick GMC, Inc.

If the official settlement administrator has identified you as a member of this settlement class, you are part of the group of fifty-four individuals who were identified in the data provided by JK Buick GMC on November 10, 2023. This means you are eligible to receive compensation as part of this settlement.

What Can I Receive as Part of the Settlement?

As a class member, you are estimated to receive a payment of approximately $1,300. This amount is part of the total settlement fund of $130,000, which will be used to pay claims, the cost of settlement administration, a service award for the class representative, and attorneys' fees and expenses.

The total settlement fund will be distributed on a pro-rata basis among the class members after accounting for the costs mentioned above. This means that each class member will receive an equal share of the remaining amount after these costs have been deducted.

Breakdown of the Settlement Fund

The total settlement amount is $130,000. This fund will cover the following:

  • Settlement Class Members' claims
  • The cost of settlement administration
  • A service award for the class representative
  • Class Counsel's attorneys' fees and expenses

Each class member will receive a pro-rata share of the remaining amount after these costs have been deducted. Based on the estimates provided by Class Counsel, each class member will receive approximately $1,300.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

No proof is required to claim the reward. The official settlement website has already identified you as a member of the settlement class based on the data provided by JK Buick GMC.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you do not need to take any further action. The official settlement website has already identified you as a member of the settlement class, and you will automatically receive your payment.

If you wish to file a claim online, you can do so by visiting the official settlement website. Alternatively, you can send your claim by mail to the following address:

JK Buick TCPA Settlement

c/o Atticus Administration, LLC

PO Box 64053

Saint Paul, MN 55164

How do I Get Paid?

Once your claim is processed and approved, you will receive your payment via check. The settlement administrator will send the check to the address you provided when you filed your claim.

$130,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount is $130,000. This fund will be used to pay the claims of the settlement class members, the cost of settlement administration, a service award for the class representative, and Class Counsel's attorneys' fees and expenses.

Class Counsel will seek an award of attorneys' fees and expenses of up to 33 1/3% of the settlement fund, which amounts to $43,333.33. The class representative will seek an award of up to $9,000 for their service. The remaining amount will be distributed on a pro-rata basis among the class members, with each member estimated to receive approximately $1,300.

Important Dates

  • Request for Exclusion Deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Objection Deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: August 5, 2024

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

This class action settlement arises from allegations that JK Buick GMC violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending marketing text messages to individuals who had requested to stop receiving such messages. The plaintiff, William Quinn, filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and other similarly situated individuals, seeking compensation for the alleged violations.

The defendant, JK Buick GMC, denies these allegations and contends that the case should not proceed as a class action. However, to avoid the costs and uncertainties of litigation, both parties have agreed to settle the case.

The next steps include the final approval hearing, which will take place on August 5, 2024. During this hearing, the court will determine whether the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. If the court approves the settlement, the claims will be processed, and payments will be distributed to the class members.

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This article provides a comprehensive overview of the JK Buick GMC class action settlement, detailing who can claim an award, the amount they can receive, and the process for claiming the award. If you are a member of the settlement class, it is important to understand your rights and the steps you need to take to receive your compensation.

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Status
Pending Court Approval
Category
Automotive
Settlement Amount
$130,000
Award
$1,300
Is Proof Required?
No Proof
No Proof
Days Remaining to file Claim
Claim Deadline
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
August 5, 2024
Case Number
1:23-cv-00447
Case Title
William Quinn v. JK Buick GMC, Inc.
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Atticus Administration, LLC PO Box 64053 Saint Paul, MN 55164 1-800-268-8245 JKTCPASettlement@atticusadmin.com
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