Update:  The claims filing deadline in this matter will pass on April 14, 2017. After that date you may submit an untimely claim via regular mail, and all claims that do not delay the administration process will be considered.

If you received calls from or on behalf of Central Payment, you may be entitled to benefits under a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit, Heidarpour v. Central Payment Co., LLC, No. 4:15‑cv-139 (CDL) (U.S. District Court M.D.Ga.), where Plaintiffs allege that third parties hired by Central Payment caused pre-recorded calls to be placed. Central Payment denies any wrongdoing, has asserted defenses, and in agreeing to settle, does not admit any wrongdoing.

Additional detailed information is available in the court documents available on the website. If you have further inquiries, you may reach out to Class Counsel identified in the Long-Form Notice.

Complaint

Preliminary Approval Order

Long-Form Notice

Settlement Agreement

Additional detailed information is available in the court documents available on the website. If you have further inquiries, you may reach out to Class Counsel identified in the Long-Form Notice.

WHO IS A CLASS MEMBER?

You may be in the Settlement Class if, on or after August 18, 2011, you received a pre-recorded call by or on behalf of Central Payment Co., LLC (“Central Payment”).

 

WHAT ARE THE SETTLEMENT TERMS?

Central Payment will pay $6,500,000 into a fund that will cover: (1) cash payments to eligible Settlement Class Members who submit Claim Forms; (2) attorneys’ fees to Class Counsel not to exceed $2,166,666 plus litigation costs of $43,900.41 Class Counsel incurred prosecuting this litigation as approved by the Court; (3) court-approved service award of $25,000 to the Class Representative; and (4) the costs of administering the settlement. Your share of the fund will depend on the number of claims made. However, Class Counsel estimate you will receive approximately $100-150. The $6,500,000 will be divided among Settlement Class Members who file timely, valid claims after deducting settlement expenses, the service awards, and attorneys’ fees and costs.

 

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AND OPTIONS?

Submit a Claim Form. To receive a cash award, fill out the attached Claim Form and drop it in the mail. You may also submit a Claim Form electronically on the Settlement Website: www.PaymentProcssorTCPA.com. You may request a Claim Form by calling 1-855-770-0003 or you may submit or download a Claim Form on the Settlement Website. Settlement Class Members may only submit one claim. Your Claim Form must be postmarked no later than April 14, 2017.

Opt Out. You may also exclude yourself from the lawsuit and keep your right to sue Central Payment on your own by sending a written request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrator by April 14, 2017. If you do not exclude yourself, you will be bound by the settlement and give up your right to sue regarding the settled claims. Please visit the Settlement Website for more details.

Object. If you do not exclude yourself, you have the right to comment or object to the proposed settlement. Written objections must be signed, postmarked by April 14, 2017, and provide the reasons for the objection. Please visit the Settlement Website for more details.

Do Nothing. If you do nothing, you will not receive any payment and will lose the right to sue regarding any issues relating to this action. You will be considered part of the Settlement Class, and you will be bound by the Court’s decisions.

Attend the Final Approval Hearing. The Court has set a hearing to decide whether the settlement should be approved on May 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 120 12th Street, Columbus, GA 31902. All persons who timely object to the settlement by April 14, 2017 may ask to appear at the Final Approval Hearing.
Additional detailed information is available in the court documents available on the website. If you have further inquiries, you may reach out to Class Counsel identified in the Long-Form Notice.


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