Wyndham Pays $7.3M To End Suit Over Recorded Calls

By Dorothy Atkins (October 28, 2016, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Wyndham International Inc. has agreed to pay a class of California residents who called the hotel's toll-free reservations hotline $7.3 million to settle allegations that the hotel chain recorded their phone calls without their consent, according to a settlement approved in California federal court on Thursday.

Of the $7.3 million settlement, more than $1.8 million will go to attorneys' fees and approximately $400,000 will pay the costs of notice and administration, the order said. The remaining $5.1 million will be distributed among class members and no individual class member will receive more than $5,000 per qualifying call, according to the order....

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