What is the Monitronics TCPA Lawsuit?
Monitronics is a provider of alarm-monitoring and customer service for home-security alarm customers nationwide. It does not sell its monitoring services directly to consumers. Instead, it buys monitoring contracts from a network of “Authorized Dealers” and provides monitoring services to the holders of those contracts. Some of Monitronics’ Authorized Dealers have used telemarketing to sell monitoring contracts on behalf of Monitronics.
Monitronics was sued by many consumers across the country. The lawsuits were consolidated in one place in the US District Court for the District of West Virginia. On December 16, 2013, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted Monitronics’ motion to transfer the Hodgin, Cain, and O’Shea Actions and centralize them, along with the Mey Action, in West Virginia, thus creating the multidistrict litigation docket, In re Monitronics International, Inc. Telephone Consumer Protection Action Litigation, MDL No. 2493 (“the MDL”).
The Litigation & Settlement
The lawyers representing the class said in their motion seeking approval of the settlement that After years of litigation, Monitronics agreed to settle the case for $28,000,000. The settlement will potentially affect holders of 7,858,232 telephone numbers to which calls were placed that allegedly violated the TCPA and on behalf of Monitronics. The Settlement Agreement requires Monitronics to pay $28,000,000 into a “Settlement Fund. The Settlement Fund will cover all of the following as approved by the Court: payments to Settlement Class members who timely file valid claims; payments to Class Counsel of up to $9,333,333 in fees, and litigation expenses estimated to be approximately $600,000; costs of administration estimated to be $4,770,889; and incentive awards in the amount of $50,000 each to Plaintiffs Mey and Charvat, $6,012 to Plaintiff Bennett, and $3,500 each to Plaintiffs Dolemba, Janet Hodgin, and Michael Hodgin.
Can Lemberg Law help with the Monitronics TCPA Lawsuit?
Yes. If you received notice about the lawsuit, we may be able to assist you in evaluating the possibility of opting out of the class action settlement to potentially RECOVER MORE MONEY. If you have questions please call 203-653-2250 x 5500.