Welcome to the Kolinek v. Walgreen Co. website
All of the appeals have been dismissed in this action. Settlement checks will be sent no later than May 4, 2016.
Please note: Certain objectors whose objections to the settlement were rejected by the trial court have filed appeals. Until the appeals process is complete, settlement payments cannot be made. Please check back for further updates on the status of the pending appeals and when settlement payments will be made.
This website contains information regarding a proposed class action settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court called Kolinek v. Walgreen Co., Case No. 13-cv-04806.
The Claims filing deadline was July 22, 2015. Claims are no longer being accepted.
NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Walgreen Co. (“Defendant” or “Walgreens”). The suit concerns whether Walgreens violated a federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making prerecorded calls to the cellular telephones of certain pharmacy customers to remind them when their prescriptions at Walgreens were due for refill (“Prerecorded Prescription Calls”). Walgreens denies any wrongdoing and maintains that Prerecorded Prescription Calls are necessary medical alerts that its customers want, and are made with their consent and authorized by law. The Settlement does not establish who is correct, but rather is compromise to end the lawsuit.
THE SETTLEMENT CLASS
The Settlement Class includes "all individuals in the United States to whom Walgreens placed a Prerecorded Prescription Call to their cellular telephone on or before April 3, 2015."