Debt Collector's $3.2M TCPA Suit Deal Gets Initial OK

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 1:47 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a $3.2 million settlement between a proposed class of consumers and Collecto Inc., finding that the deal to end the action alleging Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations by the debt collector was reasonable.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns said the deal is fair and gave sufficient notice to the approximately 206,000 class members in three consolidated suits. He certified a nationwide settlement class of individuals who received one or more phone calls made using an automatic dialing machine in which Collecto sought to collect on a debt from a creditor...

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