The Gehrich TCPA Settlement & Class Action Suit Details
There is a new proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against Chase. The Gehrich TCPA suit alleges that Chase illegally made collection phone calls and texts to customers. Here is some more information.
Who Is Included
According to the Gehrich TCPA settlement website, the following people are included in the class:
You are in the Settlement Class if, on or after July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2013, you received:
- Collection Calls relating to a Chase credit card or bank account
- Automatic Alerts relating to a Chase credit card or bank account, and you were the intended recipient of the communication; or
- Automatic Alerts relating to a Chase credit card or bank account, and you were not the intended recipient of the communication.
The Gehrich TCPA Settlement
There is now a proposed $34 million settlement. If approved it will provide cash payments to people who received collection calls or who received automatic alerts for accounts for which they weren’t the intended recipient. Here is the language:
Cash Payments. The following persons in the Settlement Class are eligible to submit a Claim Form and receive a cash payment: (1) persons who received Collection Calls relating to a Chase credit card or bank account; and (2) persons who received Automatic Alerts and were not the intended recipient of the communications. Depending upon their relationship with the Chase entity that placed the calls, Plaintiffs estimate that each eligible Settlement Class Member will receive a cash award of $20-40 per claim. This is an estimate only. The final cash payment amount will depend on the total number of valid and timely claims submitted by eligible Settlement Class Members. Please see the Class Notice for additional information.
Persons in the Settlement Class who only received Automatic Alerts relating to their own Chase credit card or bank accounts are not eligible for a cash payment and thus may not submit a claim.
You must file a claim, objection or exclusion by February 9, 2015. the hearing will be held on March 19, 2015.
I know many of my readers are Chase customers, but hopefully none of you have had to deal with collections issues. If you have, then you may qualify for a payment.
For all of the details and the full information about the Gehrich TCPA settlement & suit, head over to the settlement website. You can file a claim there as well.