SiriusXM Reaches Tentative Settlement In Robodialing Cases
August 8, 2016 at 4:02 AM (PT)
A tentative settlement has been reached in a 2013 class action case against SIRIUSXM RADIO for alleged "robodialing" telemarketing violations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.
The company and attorneys for lead plaintiff FRANCIS HOOKER, JR. have filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of VIRGINIA, NEWPORT NEWS Division seeking preliminary approval of the deal, which references a proceeding in the U.S. Court of Appeals that SIRIUSXM contends will adversely affect the HOOKER case as well as three other similar TCPA cases against it (filed by lead plaintiffs ERIK KNUTSON, YEFIM ELIKMAN, and ANTHONY PARKER).
The settlement would have SIRIUSXM pay $35 million to the settlement fund and offer three free months of Select service to each class member to settle the case, which would also lead to dismissals of three other class action suits, the outcome of which were all stayed pending the resolution of the present case. The company would also switch to manual dialers rather than robocalling.