Biringer v. First Family Insurance, Inc., et al.
Case No. 4:14-cv-00566-RH-CAS (U.S. District Court N.D.F.L.)
If calls from First Family were directed to a telephone number previously registered on the National Do-Not-Call Registry, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.
A federal court authorized the Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
A proposed settlement in a lawsuit claiming that calls made by First Family on or after October 24, 2010 to telephone numbers previously registered on the National Do Not Call registry violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, otherwise known as the TCPA, has been reached.
The lawsuit alleges that calls made by First Family on or after October 24, 2010 to telephone numbers previously registered on the National Do-Not-Call Registry violated the TCPA. This settlement does not resolve that disputed issue, or the disputed question of whether the calls violated the TCPA.
First Family denies all allegations of wrongdoing in the lawsuit. As part of the proposed settlement, First Family does not admit to any wrongdoing and continues to deny the allegations against it. The Court has preliminarily certified this matter as a class action for settlement.
The Court did not decide in favor of the Plaintiff or First Family. The two sides disagree on whether Plaintiff and the class could have won at trial but have agreed to settle this lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation. This avoids the cost, risk, and delay of trial. Under the settlement, members of the settlement class will have the opportunity to obtain a payment from First Family in exchange for giving up certain legal rights. The Class Representative and the lawyers who brought the lawsuit known as "Class Counsel" think the Settlement is best for all members of the settlement class.
- First Family Insurance, Inc. and their insurers have agreed to pay $2,900,000 into a fund from which eligible persons or entities who file claims will receive cash awards, estimated to be approximately $50-70 per claim.
- Court-appointed lawyers for the class ("Class Counsel") will ask the Court for up to $966,666 of the fund as fees plus reimbursement for the out-of-pocket expenses of $79,803.09 they paid to investigate the facts, litigate the case, and negotiate the settlement.
- Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don't act. Read the Notice carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY MARCH 3, 2017
||This is the only way to qualify to receive a payment.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY MARCH 3, 2017
||Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against First Family about the legal claims in this case.
|OBJECT BY MARCH 3, 2017
||Write to the Court by March 3, 2017 explaining why you don't like the settlement.
|ATTEND A HEARING ON APRIL 20, 2017
||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.
||Get no payment. Give up any rights to pursue claims.