David Jackson (“Plaintiff”) v. Discover Financial Services, Inc. (and, together with Discover Bank, “Discover”), United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Case No. 1:21-cv-04529
If you received artificial or prerecorded voice calls from Discover between August 25, 2017, and February 7, 2023, regarding a credit card account that did not belong to you, you may be entitled to benefits under a class action Settlement.
A proposed Settlement will provide $1,000,000 into a fund from which eligible persons who file Claims will receive cash awards (the “Settlement Fund”). The cash awards are estimated to be approximately $40-$110 per claim.
The Settlement fully resolves a lawsuit involving allegations that Discover violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA”) by making artificial or prerecorded voice calls between August 25, 2017, and February 7, 2023, regarding a Discover credit card account to cell phones belonging to people who were not Discover customers and did not provide their number to Discover.
You are in the “Settlement Class” if Discover called your cellular telephone between August 25, 2017, and February 7, 2023, using an artificial or prerecorded voice, concerning a Discover credit card account and you were not a Discover customer and you had never provided Discover with your cell phone number. A person who does not exclude him or herself is a “Settlement Class Member.”
Discover denies all allegations and denies any claim of wrongdoing. The Court has not ruled on the merits of Plaintiff’s claims or Discover’s defenses. By entering into the Settlement, Discover has not conceded the truth or validity of any of the claims against it.
The Settlement Fund will be used to pay all amounts related to the Settlement, including settlement awards to Settlement Class Members, attorneys’ fees and costs to attorneys representing Plaintiff and the Settlement Class (“Class Counsel”), any service award to Plaintiff, the reasonable costs of notice and administration of the Settlement, and a possible charitable contribution if there are uncashed Settlement award checks.
Class Counsel will ask the Court for up to 36% of the Settlement Fund, less notice and administration costs, as attorneys’ fees and additional money to reimburse them for the out-of-pocket expenses they paid to investigate the facts, litigate the case, and negotiate the Settlement.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the notice carefully.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY JUNE 7, 2023
This is the only way to receive a payment. You will give up your rights to sue Discover about the legal claims in this case.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY JUNE 7, 2023
Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever sue Discover on your own regarding the legal claims in this case.
OBJECT BY JUNE 7, 2023
Write to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair in any respect. Even if you file a valid and timely objection, you can still submit a Claim Form to receive payment.
ATTEND A HEARING ON JULY 25, 2023
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
Get no payment. Give up rights to sue Discover about the legal claims in this case.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice (please refer to the FAQs).
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Settlement Award payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
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