Top Class Actions viewers report getting checks in the mail from two settlements — a Washington Lyft TCPA settlement and a Los Angeles telephone tax settlement.
Top Class Actions viewers say that they are receiving checks from this settlement worth as much as $3,716.40.
Class Members included Washington residents who received an unwanted text message from Lyft’s “Invite a Friend” program between June 1, 2012 and Nov. 15, 2018.
Customers had filed a class action lawsuit saying that Lyft had unlawfully sent text messages advertising the company’s “Invite a Friend” program. Allegedly, the messages offered participants a $35 Lyft credit, and encouraged them to download the Lyft app.
Customers claimed that this violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Washington Consumer Protection laws. The TCPA prohibits businesses from harassing customers with unwanted telemarketing calls, texts, and voicemails.
Lyft agreed to end the claims with an almost $4 million settlement which resulted in recent consumer payouts.
Lyft did not admit wrongdoing, but agreed to settle the TCPA class action lawsuit to avoid the risks of continuing to litigate the issue.
The deadline to file a claim was March 15, 2019.
Class Members were represented by Donald W. Heyrich of HKM Employment Attorneys LLP and Peter Stutheit of Stutheit Kalin LLC.
The Lyft Washington TCPA Class Action Lawsuit is Wright v. Lyft Inc., Case No. 2:14-cv-00421, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Top Class Actions viewers report receiving checks worth as much as $260 from the Los Angeles telephone tax settlement.
Class Members included individuals and corporate or non-corporate entities who paid a telephone tax to the City of Los Angeles for a residential landline service, business landline service, and/or mobile telephone service between Oct. 19, 2005 and March 15, 2008.
In their Los Angeles telephone tax class action lawsuit, tax payers claimed that Los Angeles violated the Federal Excise Tax by improperly charging the telephone tax. Allegedly, telephone taxes should have only applied to local telephone services and long distance services in the cases in which these placed calls would vary by time and distance.
The city of Los Angeles denied all wrongdoing but agreed to settle the class action lawsuit to avoid the continued risks of litigation. The city settled the telephone tax claims for $92.5 million.
The deadline to file a claim was June 19, 2016.
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Class Members were represented by Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca LLP, and Tostrud Law Group PC.
The Los Angeles Telephone Tax Class Action Lawsuit is Ardon v. City of Los Angeles, Case No. BC363959, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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