My co-counsel and I recently obtained preliminary approval of a class settlement of TCPA claims against Portfolio Recovery Associates and related defendants. We are pleased to present the settlement to the approximately 7.4 million class members. The settlement concludes five years of litigation, not only before the federal court in the Southern District of California, but also the California Superior Court for the County of San Diego, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation, as well as years of painstaking negotiation with the Court’s assistance. The settlement will provide millions of dollars of compensation to the class members and substantial prospective protection of their rights under the TCPA with a consent decree.
Due to the number of class members and volume of related inquiries, class members should first contact the settlement administrator with questions. The settlement administrator’s website should answer most questions about the settlement. If class members need to call to ask questions about the settlement via telephone, they should call 1-888-301-8552. The settlement administrator will forward questions to class counsel that the settlement administrator is not able to answer.