Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update



  • I got an email today with an update on this class action lawsuit. The text is as follows:

    A federal court authorized this supplemental e-mail Notice.
    It is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

    • A Settlement has been reached in the Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc et al. class action lawsuit. A claim for recovery was submitted to and received by the Settlement Administrator that left this e-mail address as a means of contact.
    • The Court has authorized this supplemental e-mail Notice to inform consumers who have filed claims that, to date, over two million claims have been filed seeking to recover from a Settlement Fund expected to total $12.5 million.
    • Due to the large number of claims, the individual recovery per consumer will be a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund. The exact per consumer recovery is still unknown, but it is expected to amount to several dollars per Class Member.
    • Settlement Class Members interested in considering their options under these circumstances should visit www.RMGTCPASettlement.com and review the “Frequently Asked Questions” document that details the rights of Class Members.
    • Consumers have until November 3, 2017 to file a claim, to opt out of the Settlement or to object to the Settlement.



  • Thanks for the update!



  • You’re quite welcome. 🙂



  • Guess the payout. I say $48 per #.



  • You can’t win if you don’t play … I’ll say 12 simoleons per phone number.



  • $1.00



  • @zapjb At the rate claims are being filed, it might end up being $0.48 per #.


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    For some of these class actions, there should be a guaranteed reimbursement amount per valid claim, not a total dollar amount to be divided up by the number of applicants… especially in a case like this where it is easy to verify eligibility.


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    Just got an email that they need proof on this claim now. Deadline is May 1st

    Now all I have to do is figure out what they’ll consider proof since my name isn’t on the bill.

    The Settlement Administrator recently informed the Court that over two million claims were filed in this action by consumers who received publication notice of the settlement and submitted a claim on line via the portal provided at www.RMGTCPASettlement.com. The Settlement Administrator has also informed the Court that an unknown but substantial number of claims filed in this manner may be fraudulent.
    
    To ensure that only valid claims are recognized, the Court has ordered that all recipients of this email must submit proof of their connection to the phone numbers at issue before their claims can be deemed valid. See Court Order Dated March 5, 2018, DE # 619.
    
    Claimants are hereby advised to forward documents sufficient to confirm their connection, (be it by ownership, use or subscription), to each phone number upon which they contend to have received telemarketing calls relating to this litigation.
    
        Such documents could include, but need not be limited to, a phone bill or a reference to a phone directory confirming the connection between the phone number and the claimant.
    
        Any documentation that will allow the Parties or the Settlement Administrator to independently verify the claimant's ownership, use or subscription to the phone number at issue will be sufficient.


  • @vegasvegan If your name isn’t on the account you aren’t connected to the account and shouldn’t be paid.


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    @couponclippen said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    @vegasvegan If your name isn’t on the account you aren’t connected to the account and shouldn’t be paid.

    Not according to the wording on the suit. It specifically sates owner, subscriber or user.

    You are included in the Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if you were the owner, subscriber, or user of a residential or cellular telephone line that received pre-recorded telemarketing calls between July 23, 2009 and March 8, 2014 that were initiated by RMG during which you were offered a free cruise with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise lines and your phone number is contained in the call records produced by RMG in this case (the “Call Records”). The Call Records contain all phone numbers that RMG used to initiate pre-recorded telemarketing calls to promote its business. Any person submitting a claim with a telephone number not found in the records of RMG is ineligible for distribution from the settlement fund.



  • my ph # was included in the database, and submitted a claim. I did not receive an email to send proof of that, yet.


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    @ohsheet said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    my ph # was included in the database, and submitted a claim. I did not receive an email to send proof of that, yet.

    My phone number was in the data base also but I may have gotten tagged because the name on the account doesn’t match. It is under my brothers account along with 4 other phones. Mine was the only one in the database when I checked.

    And the website now states: “If you received an email requesting you submit proof to support the claim you filed you can use this web-portal to upload documentation.”

    If being the qualifier, means probably not targeted at everyone.



  • I received the email yesterday. I had the phone number for 25 years, but the number was ported to a prepaid cellphone (essentially anonymous) a few years ago, and I just dropped the number a few months ago. Not sure what kind of proof I can dig up.



  • @c3 A phone bill from the time frame in question should be what you need.



  • I don’t have any phone bill with that number. The closest I could find were AT&T online bill notification emails from 2012, with only the last 4 digits of the phone number. If that doesn’t work, oh well.



  • @gwraigty said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    I got an email today with an update on this class action lawsuit. The text is as follows:

    A federal court authorized this supplemental e-mail Notice.
    It is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

    • A Settlement has been reached in the Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc et al. class action lawsuit. A claim for recovery was submitted to and received by the Settlement Administrator that left this e-mail address as a means of contact.
    • The Court has authorized this supplemental e-mail Notice to inform consumers who have filed claims that, to date, over two million claims have been filed seeking to recover from a Settlement Fund expected to total $12.5 million.
    • Due to the large number of claims, the individual recovery per consumer will be a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund. The exact per consumer recovery is still unknown, but it is expected to amount to several dollars per Class Member.
    • Settlement Class Members interested in considering their options under these circumstances should visit www.RMGTCPASettlement.com and review the “Frequently Asked Questions” document that details the rights of Class Members.
    • Consumers have until November 3, 2017 to file a claim, to opt out of the Settlement or to object to the Settlement.

    For everyone who need to figure out how to prove the phone number connected, check your credit report @ freecredit report.com, credit reports keep tack of you phone numbers for many years. That’s how I checked every number I’ve had for 15+ years for this case. The numbers will be printed on the report.



  • @couponclippen My eligible number is a pay-as-you-go cell phone. I don’t get phone bills. When I log into my cell phone account, my name doesn’t show on any page that has the phone number.

    Fortunately, the phone number was connected to our landline and was ported over when we dropped the landline. Therefore, when the number is looked up via an online phone directory, it does show my name as being connected to the number. I saved the screen as a PDF file and uploaded that as proof.



  • @vegasvegan said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    My phone number was in the data base also but I may have gotten tagged because the name on the account doesn’t match.

    My phone number was in the data base and the account is in my name, but I still got tagged. Maybe because it’s a cell phone, I don’t know. I had to make a PDF file of the whitepages.com listing with my name attached to the phone number. That wouldn’t have worked had the phone number not been attached to our landline before porting over to our cell carrier.



  • @couponclippen Prepaid cell phones don’t usually receive phone bills, in my experience.



  • @c3 Can you check to see if your number is still listed under whitepages.com with your name? That’s what I used as my proof.



  • @gwraigty I wouldn’t know what billing a pre-paid phone has. I pay for my phone bill.



  • @gwraigty said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    @c3 Can you check to see if your number is still listed under whitepages.com with your name? That’s what I used as my proof.

    It is, but Googling my number shows a similar site with better info. I have uploaded it as well.



  • @couponclippen said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    @gwraigty I wouldn’t know what billing a pre-paid phone has. I pay for my phone bill.

    Not a specific reply, just info for anyone else who may be interested/curious and/or affected by this requirement of proof.

    It depends on the carrier/plan and how they operate. My affected number is with PagePlus. I’m on the Standard Pay-As-You-Go plan. They don’t bill me. I have to put money ($10) on the account every 4 months. I set a calendar reminder for this. It’s not a free phone. I paid for it. I have to continue to put money on the account regularly to keep the service active. Prepaid phone service is an extremely low-cost service perfect for people who don’t use the phone a lot. It’s the FWF way! 😄

    When I log in to my account, I get an account summary of the 2 phone lines I have with them, along with the associated phone numbers. My name is not anywhere on that account summary page.

    Any link to other info/management for the phone number(s) also does not show my name: Call Records, Replenishment History, Manage Service Features, etc.

    The only link that will show a page with my name is Manage Contact Info. That page is only the page where you fill in your contact info. The fields are already filled in with my contact info, but they could be easily changed to anything. The stupid part is that my name isn’t on the page already in a non-editable form. It also doesn’t show the phone number(s) associated with the account, so it’d be useless anyway for the required proof for this claim.

    Any screen shots I’d provide from my PagePlus account wouldn’t prove even to my satisfaction that the phone number belonged to me, not unless my name and phone numbers appeared on the same page in a non-editable format to begin with.

    @couponclippen said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    @vegasvegan If your name isn’t on the account you aren’t connected to the account and shouldn’t be paid.

    My name certainly is on the account, but I can’t prove it to the court’s satisfaction…unless they want to send someone to my home and watch me log in to my account and switch between my account summary and contact info page. 😒

    Contrast that with a line I have with Tello. My Dashboard page doesn’t show my name, only the phone number. The My Information page does show my name, address, and phone number, with a Change button if I need to edit. Makes more sense and that would suffice as proof per the court instructions.

    (BTW, Tello is an even lower cost provider that I plan to switch both of my other lines to this year, but not necessarily because of the PagePlus stupidity I’ve outlined above. Disclaimer: I do not work for Tello. Just a satisfied customer.)



  • @gwraigty Prepaid phone service is an extremely low-cost service perfect for people who don’t use the phone a lot. It’s the FWF way!

    I pay less than $50 for unlimited calls, text and data.



  • Yesterday I got a reminder email to submit proof. I believe they’re automatically sending these reminders to everyone and it has no bearing on whether or not they’ve found the proof acceptable, or whether it was successfully received via the website.

    However, just in case, I responded via the email address given in the reminder email. I included the same document I uploaded to the website. I also included the screen shots of the info I could get from my Page Plus account, figuring the fact I can log in to get that info should count for something.

    I also went to the Do Not Call registry. They have a screen where you input the phone number and add your email address and they’ll send confirmation of whether the number is registered with them. It takes a couple of minutes to get the email. The email doesn’t have the full phone number, just the last 4 digits. It has the date the phone number was registered. I sent that along, too.



  • Oops, I apparently forgot to make a note of which of our 3 phone numbers qualified for this, and now I need to send in the proof. Is there a way to do that on their website? Thanks.



  • @vegasvegan The deadline is May 31 2018 as of May 2 2018



  • @c3 I sent my credit report, it includes every phone number (s) you’ve had.



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  • Update: Settlement check received today for $42.35



  • @gwraigty said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    Settlement check received today for $42.35

    Not for the Charvat class action. The $42.35 was for Monitronics Robocalls TCPA Class Action Settlement.



  • @couponclippen said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    Not for the Charvat class action. The $42.35 was for Monitronics Robocalls TCPA Class Action Settlement.

    Yes, that’s what the check said. I kept the original postcard and it has Charvat mentioned in the text also, but maybe that’s just coincidence? Apologies if I’m mistaken.


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    Looks like this was finalized in November, so checks should be starting no later than early February.

    Looks like they will be for around $20



  • My settlement was recieved yesterday…$8.34…note to self…do not participate in class action settlements unless your doing so to make attorneys rich…what a joke…although i contributed nothing but some mailed paper work…still a waste of time.



  • $8.34

    I’m going shopping! Gonna buy me a combo meal.



  • Mine was for 25.02, which has gone into our “emergency fund”. 🙂



  • @dionaea said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    Mine was for 25.02, which has gone into our “emergency fund”. 🙂

    Four claims, Mr. Big Shot? 😉



  • @ctujackbauer said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    @dionaea said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    Mine was for 25.02, which has gone into our “emergency fund”. 🙂

    Four claims, Mr. Big Shot? 😉

    $25.02 / $8.34 = 3



  • @c3 said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    @ctujackbauer said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    @dionaea said in Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc update:

    Mine was for 25.02, which has gone into our “emergency fund”. 🙂

    Four claims, Mr. Big Shot? 😉

    $25.02 / $8.34 = 3

    😇

    I forgot how to multiply.


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    Got mine for $16.68. Only put in one claim?

    Maybe there was another phone number associated with account that received calls, but thought I checked those.

    Confused but not complaining.



  • Received a settlement check today, 8/21/2020, for $25.02 for a single phone number claim. Heads up, the check is dated 8/7/2020 and is good for 90 days. Well, I read back in this thread and someone else seems to be calculating $8.34 per phone number. Another family member with same last name in household has claims for 2 other phone numbers, perhaps they were all combined into one check. ???

    3 tries to deposit the check via crapitalone mobile app failed with a message that I needed to take a picture of both the front and back of the check. This ain’t my first rodeo. I had taken the pics and they were well lit, clear, and in-frame. After thinking about it a bit I thought maybe the bar codes and my name and address on the back of the check were confusing the deposit software. So I covered that part up with a bit of white paper and the 4th attempt at deposit was successful. The back of the check is actually the front if the pop-apart mailer the little piece of $hit arrives in.



  • @kimmytz Unfortunately whether you participate or not the attorneys will still make an obscene amount. I believe the court knocked the lead plantiffs share down to $25K from the requested $50K while giving the law firm a bit over 33 1/3% of the payout fund. I’m guessing the lower paid paralegals do most of the paper shuffling and the partners show up to collect the big bucks. At least this settlement was for cash and not a coupon for a future purchase of already over-priced goods or services that already ripped you off once (cough StickitMaster). But I hear you. I’m certainly not bitter! LOL


 

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