Verde Energy Phone Robocall Class Action Settlement - Varies - Deadline: April 13, 2020

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    Verde Energy has agreed to pay up to $5 million to resolve claims stating they violated TCPA by placing unsolicited robocalls.

    The settlement will benefit individuals who received a robocall from Verde Energy which used a pre-recorded or artificial voice between Oct. 16, 2013 and Feb. 14, 2019.

    Plaintiffs filed their class action against Verde Energy in November 2015. According to the plaintiffs, the energy company placed unsolicited calls to consumers using an automatic dialing system, pre-recorded voice, and/or artificial voice.

    “In Defendant’s overzealous attempt to market its services, it placed (and continues to place) phone calls to consumers who never provided consent to call and to consumers having no relationship with the defendant,” the plaintiffs’ Verde Energy class action lawsuit alleged.

    “Defendant knowingly made (and continues to make) these telemarketing calls without the prior express written consent of the call recipients.”

    The class action claimed that Verde Energy’s phone calls violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This federal law protects consumers from harassing telemarketing behaviors including unsolicited calls which use an automatic dialer or pre-recorded/artificial voice.

    Verde Energy has not admitted any wrongdoing under TCPA but agreed to settle the claims against them by funding a settlement worth up to $5 million.
    TCPA meaning: Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 was passed by the United States Congress in 1991 and signed into law by President George H. W. Bush as Public Law 102-243. It amended the Communications Act of 1934. The TCPA is codified as 47 U.S.C. § 227. The TCPA restricts telephone solicitations and the use of automated telephone equipment. The TCPA limits the use of automatic dialing systems, artificial or prerecorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and fax machines. It also specifies several technical requirements for fax machines, autodialers, and voice messaging systems—principally with provisions requiring identification and contact information of the entity using the device to be contained in the message.

    Under the settlement, Class Members can collect a cash payment. The exact payment amounts will depend on the number of claims filed.

    In order to receive benefits from the Verde Energy class action lawsuit, Class Members must file a valid claim form online by April 13, 2020. The deadline for exclusion and objection is also April 13, 2020. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for May 27, 2020
    Who’s Eligible
    Individuals who received a call from Verde Energy which used a pre-recorded or artificial voice between Oct. 16, 2013 and Feb. 14, 2019.

    Potential Award
    Varies, cash payment amounts will depend on the net settlement and the number of claims filed.

    Proof of Purchase
    Notice ID and conformation code required to submit a claim form.**
    NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
    Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards.
    Claim Form Deadline

    Case Name
    Schley v. Verde Energy USA Inc., Case No. 2:17-cv-00887-WB, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Final Hearing

    Settlement Website
    Claims Administrator
    VERDE Settlement
    1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (844) 940-1884

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