Court-Approved Notice Sent to Class Members in DIRECTV Robocall Lawsuit
Meyer Wilson and its co-counsel recently sent court-approved notice to approximately hundreds of thousands of persons in a case called Brown v. DIRECTV, a certified class action in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for prerecorded robocalls made by DIRECTV and its debt collectors to persons who were not DIRECTV customers.
A federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits companies from making prerecorded robocalls to cell phones without the prior express consent of the call recipient. DIRECTV is accused of violating the TCPA by making prerecorded robocalls over a ten-year period while attempting to collect debts. The plaintiffs allege that many of these calls, however, were made to people who were never even DIRECTV customers.
The TCPA authorizes the court to order companies to pay $500 in damages for each illegal robocall, and the amount is increased to $1,500 per violation if the company acted willfully or knowingly. DIRECTV is accused of violating the TCPA millions of times, and Meyer Wilson and its co-counsel are seeking compensation for class members who received those calls.
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