Nationwide's $5M Sales Robocall Deal Gets Initial Approval

By Lauren Berg (March 21, 2019, 10:20 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge Wednesday signed off on a $5 million proposed settlement ending claims that Nationwide Mutual Insurance violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with marketing robocalls to unsuspecting consumers.

U.S. District Judge William M. Ray II granted preliminary approval to the deal, which will be divvied up between three classes, including one with more than 230 people on the national Do Not Call Registry who received telemarketing calls about Nationwide's automotive and homeowners' insurance products. The settlement also covers people who received robocalls from contracted companies and were transferred to Nationwide's sales department.

The judge said the proposed settlement...

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