Case No. 16-CV-02574-MJD-BRT
(United States District Court for the District of Minnesota)
IF YOU RECEIVED AN AUTOMATED TELEPHONE CALL FROM TARGET FOR DEBT COLLECTION PURPOSES ON YOUR CELLULAR TELEPHONE BUT YOU WERE NOT THE DEBTOR ON THE ACCOUNT YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving automated voice calls involving Target Corporation (“Target”). The lawsuit, Garcia v. Target Corporation, Case No. 2016-CV-02574-MJD-BRT (D. Minn), alleges that Target violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”), by placing automated telephone calls for debt collection purposes to persons who were not the debtors on the accounts. The proposed settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by Target. Target denies that it violated the TCPA or any similar laws and the Court has not decided who is right or wrong. Rather, the parties are resolving the dispute by settlement.
You’re a member of the settlement class if, at any time between March 27, 2012 and May 15, 2018, you received a non-emergency automated phone call on your cellular telephone from Target for debt collection purposes and you were not the debtor on the account.
The proposed settlement provides for the creation of a Settlement Fund totaling $7,050,000.00. If the Court finally approves the settlement, each class member who submits a valid, timely claim form will be entitled to an equal payment of up to $70. The exact amount of each class member’s payment is unknown at this time; it may be as much as $70, but it may be less depending on several factors, including how many settlement class members return valid claim forms. Administration expenses, attorneys’ fees and costs, and an incentive award are also paid from the Settlement Fund.
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