Filing difficultly? Peace of cake! File online in minutes
Settlement amount? Not too shabby. Just south of 3 mil’
How much can I get? It just depends on how many folks file
How do I know if I’m eligible? We’ll get into that
When can I file? Open now!!
You may soon find yourself on the receiving end of a recent class action settlement involving Hot Topic (it’s the store in the mall with all the wild stuff inside). In order to be eligible, you must have received a text message from the store between August 1st, 2012 and July 26th, 2019. If you’re part of the settlement class, simply go to www.hottopictextmessagesettlement.com and pull up the online claim form. Once you see the form confirm whether or not you have a Claim ID and PIN Code to begin filing.
More on the Hot Topic Text Message Settlement
Your Claim ID and PIN are located on the notice you received
The filing page has sample of the notices (highlights the Claim ID and PIN)
Procrastinator? The last day to file is December 13th, 2019
December 13th is also the last day to request an exclusion or object
If you file by mail the form must be post-marked by the deadline
While on the topic of mail filing, you should make note that you’ll need to send your form directly to the settlement administrator. In addition to taking claim forms, the administrator is also responsible for collecting exclusion requests.
Hot Topic Text Message Settlement Administrator Contact Info
PO Box 43496, Providence, RI 02940-3496
(You can call toll-free with questions about the settlement)
Finally, please note that this settlement is not yet approved. However, the decision on whether to approve is coming quickly with a hearing scheduled for February 7th, 2020.
Filing difficultly? Easy. The settlement offers an online claim form
Settlement amount? Moderate. The fund is just over $3 million
What about the I can claim? Modest. About $22 per call received
How do I know if I’m eligible? Stay tuned, we’ll get into the details
When can I file? Now through the July 27th, 2019 deadline
A new class action settlement is now “taking flight” (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun!). The settlement alleges that the Defendant, Volaris Airlines, recorded the calls of people WITHOUT receiving permission. In order to be eligible, you must have called a Volaris toll-free number between June 21st, 2016 through June 23rd, 2017. Additionally, the settlement requires that you were in California when making the call. Finally, you also must have spoken with a representative and had your called recorded. If you believe you’re eligible go to www.volariscallrecordingsettlement.com to start a claim.
More on the Volaris Call Recording Settlement
You should receive approximately $22.66 for each qualified call you placed
The total amount you get per call may be more or less (the $22.66 is the best estimate)
In addition to the claim deadline, July 27th is also the last day for exclusion requests
The settlement should be approved on September 19th (if all goes well at the hearing!)
If the settlement is approved your payment could show up as early as January 2020
Administrator Mailing Address: Po Box 44 Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044
In order to file online, you must either submit your Claimant ID or telephone number. Your Claimant ID can be found in your email or postcard notice (we hope you know what your phone number is). Please note the online claim form is available in both English and Spanish.
Harold’s Final Thoughts
Overall this is a decent sized settlement with an easy online filing process
It would be nice if we had more than just an “estimate” of the payments
This should be a fairly popular settlement with a good amount of Class Members
In the event you have questions about the settlement, try peeking at the FAQs found at the online filing page or within your notice. Additionally, you may want to try calling the administrator for help at 877-418-8086.
We’ll be discussing only the most common settlement types
I’ll provide a brief intro to each type (a beginners guide)
I’ll include examples of some current settlements
First things first: my name is Harold and class action lawsuit settlements are my world (a large corner of it anyways). Therefore, at Harold’s Humdingers you’ll get nothing less than easy-to-digest information on the latest settlement news (most importantly how to claim your money!). That said, I thought it’d be a great idea to go over some of the common types of class action lawsuits (the ones you’ll be seeing the most of). So without further ado, let’s get this party started!
TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Settlements
The “TCPA” part stands for a law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
The suits often involve calls placed using prerecorded voices or dialing systems
Many include lots of Class Members (thousands or sometimes even millions)
These are often settled for BIG TIME dollars (many will be north of $5,000,000)
To get a better idea of what TCPA settlements are all about you’ll want to take a look at the “AWL Lawsuit” settlement. While still pending, the recent settlement proposal should resolve claims that the Defendants placed calls using an automatic dialing system to sell insurance. By the way, this one settlement for a massive $6.5 MILLION.
FACTA Class Action Lawsuits
The “FACTA” stands for a law called the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
These lawsuits often involve retailers and customer credit card information
Many cases include receipts that show more than the last 5 credit card digits
Like TCPA settlements, FACTA settlements can involve huge plaintiff classes
In addition to TCPA and FACTA settlements, I’ll also be covering many Antitrust Litigation settlements. These include some of the largest settlements on the planet (often shockingly large). For example, the “Auto Part Class Settlement” weighed in at an inconceivable $1.04 BILLION. The suit involved a group of Defendants who allegedly conspired to keep the price of certain products artificially high (this is the case with many Antitrust Litigations).
In conclusion, there’s one thing all of these settlement types have in common: they can all put extra money in your pocket! Therefore, I encourage you to drop by Harold’s Humdingers often because you ever know when settlement dollars will be out there waiting to be claimed!