Martinez v. Medicredit, Inc. and
Hornberger v. Medicredit, Inc
Martinez v. Medicredit, Inc. and Hornberger v. Medicredit, Inc
United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri,
Case No. 4:16CV01138 ERW
Summary of the Martinez v. Medicredit Class Action
Recently there has been a class action settlement in Martinez v. Medicredit, Inc. and Hornberger v. Medicredit Inc., Case No. 4:16CV01138 ERW. You could be a member of this class if you received phone calls on your cell phone from Medicredit, Inc. According to the above captioned lawsuit, Medicredit, Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (a.k.a. TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 by calling individuals on their cell phones, using an auto dialer, without the individual’s consent.
Members of the Medicredit Class Will Likely get Small Cash Awards ($82)
Under this settlement, the cash awards are estimated at $82.00 per claim, depending upon how many claims are submitted. This means that people who remain part of the class action will receive far less compensation than the law provides.
By Opting Out You May Receive More Money
If the individual members of this class action filed separate lawsuits against Medicredit, Inc., instead of remaining part of the class settlement, the individuals would be entitled to $500.00 to $1,500.00 per phone call. Simply put, if an individual filed a lawsuit by themselves, they would generally be entitled to significantly more money than if they remained as part of the class action.
What it means to Opt Out
The good news is, you can still “opt out” of this class action lawsuit. Opting out means that you choose not to be a part of the class action settlement. If you opt out, you would retain your rights and would be able to file a lawsuit individually, provided that the statute of limitations or other legal bar to a lawsuit did not exist. If you remain as part of the class action settlement, you will lose your rights to file a lawsuit individually.
March 30, 2018 is the Medicredit Opt Out Deadline
For this lawsuit in particular, you must opt out by March 30, 2018 or you will be deemed part of the class action settlement and will lose your right to bring an individual lawsuit.
Free Phone Consultation with a Lawyer
If you would like a free consultation about opting out of a class action settlement or whether you have a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, call Lampman Law today at 570-371-3737. Please understand that time is of the essences and we need to speak with you to identify your specific statute of limitations to effectively counsel you on this issue.