Synchrony Bank has agreed to pay $2.9 million to resolve claims it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) with unsolicited phone calls about accounts belonging to other people. Class Members can collect cash payments from this settlement.
The settlement benefits individuals who received a call from Synchrony Bank regarding an account that did not belong to them, and the call was placed using an automatic dialing system or artificial/pre-recorded voice between June 1, 2016, and Oct. 19, 2020.
Plaintiffs Curtis Neal and Roy Campbell initially filed separate complaints against Synchrony Bank, though these cases were later consolidated. Although the plaintiffs initially filed separately, they bring similar claims, alleging that Synchrony bombarded them with unsolicited phone calls about accounts that did not belong to them.
According to the plaintiffs, these calls violated the TCPA, a federal law that prohibits businesses form sending unsolicited phone calls to consumers. The law also includes regulations on how businesses can use automated dialing systems and pre-recorded messages.
“Synchrony, on behalf of Walmart and other entities, routinely violates [TCPA] by using an automatic telephone dialing system and an artificial or prerecorded voice to place non-emergency calls to telephone numbers assigned to a cellular telephone service without prior express consent, in that it places autodialed or artificial or prerecorded voice calls to wrong or reassigned cellular telephone numbers, to cellular telephone numbers it was informed were wrong numbers, and to cellular telephone numbers is was instructed not to call,” the plaintiffs contend.
Synchrony Bank has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to resolve the claims against it with a $2.9 million class action settlement. Under the terms of the settlement, Class Members can collect a proportional share of the net settlement fund in the form of a cash payment. Payment amounts will vary depending on the amount of claims filed, but estimates puts these payments between $25 and $50.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members must file a valid claim form by March 1, 2021. Proof or documentation is not required to be included with these claims.
The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for March 15, 2021.
The deadline for exclusion and objection is Feb. 15, 2021. Class Members can submit their objections on the settlement website.
Individuals who received a call from Synchrony Bank regarding an account that did not belong to them, where the call was placed using an automatic dialing system or artificial/pre-recorded voice between June 1, 2016 and Oct. 19, 2020.
Payment amounts will vary depending on the amount of claims filed, but estimates puts these payments between $25 and $50.
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Claim Form Deadline
Curtis Neal, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. d/b/a Walmart, et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-00022, and Roy Campbell v. J.C. Penney Company Inc., et al., Case No. 3:18-cv-00501, both in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Neal and Campbell v. Synchrony Bank Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Aaron D. Radbil
GREENWALD DAVIDSON RADBIL PLLC
LEMBERG LAW LLC
Julia B. Strickland
Stephen J. Newman
STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN LLP
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