Texas Judge OKs Settlement In Prison Call Class Action

Law360 (April 16, 2019, 8:51 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge granted preliminary approval on Tuesday to a Texas man's proposed class settlement with a jail video visitation company accused of selling 30-minute video visits with inmates but ending those visits early.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant said the proposed settlement from JPay Inc. is "fair, reasonable and adequate." Under the agreement, JPay will provide each class member who files a claim with one transferable video visitation credit.

Named plaintiff Oumer Salim had urged the court to approve the settlement.

"JPay has agreed to issue each class member a transferable video visitation credit, as well as establish a...

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