Lawsuit may affect as many as 2 million class members
Lieff Cabraser represents plaintiffs in a federal class action lawsuit alleging that insurance contact and information provider All Web Leads uses deceptive practices to lure customers in the insurance industry. Plaintiffs claim that All Web Leads violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act by harvesting the telephone numbers of prospective insurance quote customers, then making unwanted and unconsented customer calls in violation of the law. Plaintiffs also allege that All Web Leads improperly hid the required TCPA disclosure language in fine print on its websites. The company acts as a “middle man” between insurance agents, industry members, and customers.
The plaintiffs filed for class certification so they could legally represent all the individuals whose information was improperly harvested for unconsented contact by All Web Leads. In June of 2018, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber found that plaintiffs had satisfied the requirements for a consumer fraud class action to proceed against All Web Leads. “Beyond simply setting forth a method of identifying the class members, as is required, the plaintiffs have actually identified, using call data provided by AWL, the approximately two million individuals who comprise the class,” the Judge noted in his opinion.
Lieff Cabraser has spearheaded a series of groundbreaking class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), which prohibits abusive telephone practices by lenders and marketers, and places strict limits on the use of autodialers to call or send texts or robocalls to cell phones. Lieff Cabraser’s work in these cases has led to over $280 million in settlements for consumers.