Judge Shreds Revised $8.5M Americredit TCPA Settlement

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 4:50 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Monday shot down, for the second time, a proposed $8.5 million agreement that would settle a class action accusing Americredit Financial Services Inc. of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, saying the deal is unfair and confusing.

Plaintiffs in two consolidated class actions say car loan provider Americredit — now General Motors Financial Co. Inc. — used autodialing equipment or a prerecorded voice message to call consumers regardless of whether they had a loan account with the company or not. The plaintiffs...
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