A $1.5 million action settlement will end claims that CA Management Services sent spam text messages promoting apartments to consumers without permission.
Class Members include those who received the promotional text messages from CA Management Services Parent LLC, Campus Acquisitions Management LLC, CA Student Living Development Management LLC, or from buildings managed by these companies since May 22, 2015.
Brittany Cortazar, the lead plaintiff in the CA Management Services TCPA class action lawsuit, alleged that she and thousands of others were bombarded with text messages from the property management company and related groups, promoting their apartments.
The plaintiff says she never agreed to receive the advertising messages and they constituted an annoyance and extra cost to her cell phone bill.
Cortazar claimed the text messages also constituted a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA. The TCPA is a federal law that restricts the ability of telemarketers to inundate consumers with advertising messages via phone. The Act has been expanded to include text message communication and requires that the cell phone owners provide permission to receive the communications prior to sending them.
The CA Management Services TCPA class action lawsuit contended that neither the plaintiff nor others who received the spam texts consented to them. The fines under the TCPA for violations are steep, up to $1,500 per unwanted communication.
CA Management Services refused to admit any liability, but agreed to pay $1.5 million to end the class action lawsuit. Under the terms of the settlement, Class Members will receive an equal portion of the settlement fund, expected to be approximately $18 or less.
To make a claim in the CA Management Services TCPA class action settlement, Class Members must submit a claim either online or by mail. Class Members can either provide a Claim ID Number, provided on the postcard notice for the settlement, or the phone number that received the spam text.
The deadline to opt out of or object to the CA Management Services TCPA class action settlement is Feb. 12, 2020. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for March 13, 2020.
Class Members included “all individuals residing in the United States (i) who were sent a text message promoting apartment rentals (ii) on his or her cellular telephone (iii) without giving prior express consent (iv) by or on behalf of CA Management Services Parent, LLC, Campus Acquisitions Management, LLC, CA Student Living Development Management, LLC, or any of the buildings managed by those entities, (v) from May 22, 2015 through the present.”
Estimated payments of $18.
Payments may be lower depending on the number of Class Members who file a claim with the settlement.
Proof of Purchase
Claim ID number or phone number that received the spam text message.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
Cortazar v. CA Management Services Parent LLC, Case No. 19-cv-22075-UU, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
CA Management Services Parent, LLC
c/o Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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