Lieff Cabraser represents plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against A Place For Mom, Inc. alleging that the company called cell phones without the prior express written consent of the recipients as required by the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) enacted to prevent abusive and harassing telephone calls and texts.
Settlement of the Litigation
A Settlement has been reached between the parties in the litigation. A Place For Mom denies that it did anything improper and the Court has not issued a ruling on whether the plaintiffs were in fact harassed by the calls.
A Place For Mom has agreed to pay a total settlement amount of $6,000,000, which will be used to create a Settlement Fund to pay cash Settlement Awards to Class Members, Plaintiff’s attorney fees and costs, any service award to the Representative Plaintiff, and expenses of settlement administration. Plaintiff’s counsel estimate that the Settlement Award to each Class Member who submits a valid and timely claim form will be in the range of $34.00.
The Settlement applies to all persons within the United States who, between August 7, 2013, and August 15, 2019, received, without their consent, a non-emergency call from defendant A Place for Mom, Inc., or any party acting on defendant’s behalf, to a cellular telephone.
Additional Information as of May 2020
Case Settlement Final Approval Hearing
In light of the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”), the Court has indicated that it cannot be certain a final approval hearing can be conducted on the date or in the manner anticipated at the time it was previously scheduled. As a result, information is being made available through the Court’s website at www.wawd.uscourts.gov and at www.wawd.uscourts.gov/APlaceForMom, a page dedicated to this matter.
Class members are reminded, however, not to contact the Court about this matter or the status of the final approval hearing, and to direct all questions and/or correspondence to the Settlement Administrator and/or plaintiff’s counsel.