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$9.25M Settlement Reached in Amex TCPA Class Action Lawsuit


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

Santa Clara, CA: A $9.25 million settlement has received final approval ending a class action lawsuit against American Express that alleged the company made numerous unsolicited telemarketing calls, in violation of the Telephone Consumer protection Act (TCPA)

According to the terms of the settlement, the funds will be distributed between two plaintiff classes, specifically, those who received debt collection calls on AmEx accounts and those who received telemarketing calls on behalf of the credit card company.

$1 million will be distributed amongst the debt collection class, defined as those who received calls from third-party vendor West Asset Management Inc. between 2009 and 2013 hoping to collect on AmEx debt. Attorneys for the plaintiffs state that as only 135 members of that class filed claims, each plaintiff will receive over $4,400 from the fund.

The class of plaintiffs who received telemarketing calls from vendor Alorica Inc. between 2009 and 2016 will share up to $8.25 million after attorneys' fees have been paid. There are a reported 55,000 members of that class who filed claims, so the payment per class member will be $88.

The case is Ossola et al. v. American Express Co. et al., case number 1:13-cv-04836, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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Published on Dec-1-16


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received calls reference my credit card acct

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I was contacted numerous time regarding an Amex card that I had but was not using. And the calls came at odd times of the day to include late nights and early mornings.

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