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$28M Settlement Reached in Monitronics TCPA Multidistrict Litigation


This is a settlement for the Nuisance caller lawsuits allege consumers are being harassed by companies lawsuit.

Charleston, WV: Monitronics has agreed to pay $28 million to settle multidistrict litigation alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer protection Act (TCPA) by autodialing consumers regarding their home security systems.

Class members alleged Monitronics, which sells security alarm monitoring equipment, and several alarm manufacturers, of violating the TCPA by using automated telephone dialing systems and calling numbers listed on the Do Not Call Registry to promote security products from Monitronics and Honeywell. The class further claimed that Monitonics was vicariously liable for calls placed by its authorized dealers and their subdealers and vendors.

If granted final approval, the settlement would provide monetary damages to class members who, from May 2007 to the date the settlement is approved, received unsolicited and automated telephone calls from Monitronics. Each class member is expected to earn between $12 and $25, according to the settlement.

Notably, court documents state that this proposed settlement does not apply to the other defendants in the litigation, including Alliance Security Inc., UTC Fire & Security Inc., Honeywell or Alarm.com.

The case is Monitronics International Inc., Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, case number 1:13-md-02493, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

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Published on Sep-4-17


READER COMMENTS

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Interesting date sequence:
June 2018 Court issued final...judgement
Appeal filed (little wonder)
August 27 Judge issued stay of settlement
October 17 A check was made out for my portion of the settlement amount. No statement that the STAY has been rescinded.

So the BIG question is -- can I cash it?
Is the postcard a real check? Will I be committing myself to purchases of other services?

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don't like it when they call over 20 to 30 time a day call and hang up

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I think these little settlements should be re arranged and re-computed so as to give more money to the clients,
including me.

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I received a check for the amount of42.35 dollars. Is this a good check

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I spect receive over $10000. I am so sick of telemarketing calls. The lawyers have the make good sense. Good lock for plantiffs and attorneys.

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Violating the TCPA

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Scum lawyers??? Not really, and I DON'T CARE!!! The real scum-bags here are the telemarketers who call and call and ... I am so SICK of telemarketing calls, that if the lawyers make themselves rich going after them, I say GO FOR IT!

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We had ADT for several years and they never bothered us but gave us good service. When we did not need the protection, they fulfilled their obligation very well...no uneeded calls from them. Even while we had ADT we had a few calls from some security places but never harassed by any then or since. NOW I DO HAVE a complaint about a group calling themselves medical representing medicare and they constantly call with a different number each time using a local prefix. THEY SHOULD BE DISCIPLINED.

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don't fall for these scum lawyers who make millions and they send you 25.00 they say you COULD GET UP TO $1500. THat will NEVER HAPPEN.. All we the people are doing is making these scum lawyers RICH>>> NOT ME take my name off your claim...

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$12 to $25 for the plaintiffs, probably maybe 8 of that 28 million, while lawyers get the other $20 million! Class Actions lawsuits are only a racket to enrich wealthy attorneys!

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after closing a account then started receive all type of phone calls for different people

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Is this ADT?

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RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG WILL COME OUT SOME DAY.

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