AmEx Wins OK Of $9M Deal Ending Consumers’ TCPA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 6, 2016, 11:56 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday gave the green light to a $9.25 million settlement in a putative class action accusing American Express of making numerous debt collection calls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, an attorney confirmed to Law360 on Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee issued an order conditionally certifying a telemarketing settlement class and a debt collection settlement class in the case, which was also brought against American Express Centurion Bank and West Asset Management Inc.

AmEx said it hired third-party vendors to do its debt-collecting and that the classes should have gone through those third...

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