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Alpha Electric & Gas Reaches $1.1M TCPA Class Action Settlement



Santa Clara, CA: Preliminary approval of a $1.1 million proposed settlement has been granted, potentially ending a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action lawsuit pending against Alpha Gas and Electric in New York.

Filed by Stewart Abramson in July 2015, the lawsuit asserted that Alpha Gas, which provides gas and electrical services for both residential and commercial customers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio, used telemarketing to obtain new clients and allegedly made a telemarketing call to Abramson’s cell phone.

Eligible class members are defined as: all persons who, at any time, used, regularly placed or received calls on or from or owned any of the phone numbers that are listed and/or contained in the Class List, and who, from July 8, 2011 through the date of class certification, the defendant called using an automated telephone dialing system or prerecorded voice, or who were listed on the Do Not Call list or otherwise did not consent to the receipt of such calls, or who otherwise have claims against the Released Parties arising under the TCPA or similar federal, state or local laws governing such matters, including, without limitation, the claims alleged in the Action, including calls placed to cell phones without the recipients' consent.

Abramson, as named plaintiff, is seeking an incentive award of $10,000.00. Further, Alpha has agreed to review and amend its future telemarketing compliance with the TCPA and related laws.

A final settlement hearing is scheduled for April 2017. Potential class members will have until February 8, 2017 to object to the settlement agreement or otherwise opt-out of the settlement.

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Published on Nov-24-16

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janeene harrison
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Would like to be included in the lawsuit if there is a claim as well.

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Cynthia Forbes
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I would like to get my money if they or a settlement I think you

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MARTIN GAMBLE
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I WANT TO THANK THE LAWYERS,WHO FILE THIS LAWSUIT,FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

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Antoinette
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This is so sad to constantly harass people. Sometimes we have to take into consideration that people circumstances change. It can become overwhelming and stressful and people state of mind my be in a despite state, depressed, and not everyone is trying to beat the system or don't want to pay their bills. So, next time when your intentions are to harass a customer just have a little more compassion you never know one circumstances. Its all in your approach.
Bless you!

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