Settlement Reveals How Expensive the TCPA is Compared to Other Consumer Statutes Like the FDCPA

Another one.  Yikes. Expensive.   

Looking at the whopping class action settlement outcome registered in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, we can see a pattern.  In Sheean v. Convergent Outsourcing, Inc., Case No: 2:18-cv-11532-GCS-RSW, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197446, the named Plaintiff, Michael Sheehan, claimed that he received debt collection calls from Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. (“Convergent”) via an ATDS or prerecorded voice, that were intended for other people. He alleged that he instructed Convergent to stop calling him, however, Convergent allegedly continued to place calls to his number.

The judge gave final approval to two proposed classes

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