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$1.5M Settlement Reached in Mountain West Research Center TCPA Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Media/Telecom lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A settlement has been reached in a Telephone Consumer protection Act (TCPA class action lawsuit that alleges the polling and public opinion research company Mountain West Research Center LC violated the Act by contacting consumers by phone without their permission.

The preliminary $1.5 million settlement will resolve the class action which was filed by Plaintiff Paul Mankin in September 2013 alleging Mountain West called people' cellphones without prior express consent, using an automatic telephone dialing system and using an artificial or prerecorded voice.

Under the terms of the proposed settlement, Mountain West will create a $1.5 million fund to for a settlement administrator, a website, preparing an opt-out list, preparing a list of persons submitting objections to the settlement, and disbursing payments to all class members who do not opt-out.

Settlement members who do not opt out will receive a direct payment via check in the amount of approximately $65, according to court documents.

Mountain West has denied that it violated the TCPA, and denies all charges of wrongdoing or liability asserted against it in the litigation, but also agreed that it is in its interest to settle the matter. Mankin is represented by John P. Kristensen and David L. Weisberg of Kristensen Weisberg LLP.

The case is Paul Mankin v. Mountain West Research Center LC, number 2:13-cv-06447 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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Published on Jul-31-14


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At 7:19 PM and 9:25 PM, December 13, 2017 U received unsolicited calls from 571-364-0378, my caller ID showed "Research Center". I was not available to answer the 7:19 call and no voice mail was recorded. On the 2nd call I answered and I received a response from a female with a foreign accent. I asked her if she knew what time it was and then told them not to call and just go away, I then hung up.

A subsequent call to 571-364-0378 ID that number as "Mountain West" . They asked that I email them to request that they cease calling me. Like an invitation for floods of junk email

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