Allen v. JPMorgan Chase Bank

Case # 13-cv-08285
Case Name Allen v. JPMorgan Chase Bank
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. IL
Summary

Lawsuit concerns Chase Bank's use of an automatic telephone dialing system to contact class members on their cell phones, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  The calls were made for non-emergency purposes, were made to incorrect telephone numbers, and persisted even when requested to stop.

Final Approval Date 10/21/2015
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All objections were overruled.
  3. Objector Burack (through Attorney Bandas) appealed the Final Approval.
  4. Class counsel motioned for a $121,886 appeal bond, which was granted by the Court.
Dismissal of Last Appeal ongoing
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Second Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Motion to Perform Discovery on Objectors.pdf
Order Granting Motion to Perform Discovery on Objectors.pdf
Plaintiff's Response to Objections.pdf
Defendant's Response to Objections.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Order Granting Appeal Bond.pdf
Class Demands Objector Pay Bond In $10M Robocall Row - Law360.pdf
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Objection of Janet Jabrani, Robert Burack

Objectors Janet Jabrani
Robert Burack
Signers C. Jeffrey Thut
Attorneys C. Jeffrey Thut
Christopher A. Bandas
Summary
  1. Relief to class members is inadequate.
    • Settlement compensates class members on a per person basis, not a per violation basis.
    • Settlement does not recover the maximum amount prescribed by law. 
  2. Attorneys' fees and expenses are excessive.
  3. Class representative award is excessive.

Objector Jabrani withdrew her objection rather than comply with the Court orders regarding discovery and deposition.  Objector Burack continued to object and was deposed.

Attachments Objection of Janet Jabrani and Robert Burack.pdf
Supplement to Jabrani and Burack Objection.pdf
Withdrawal of Jabrani Objection.pdf
Excerpted Deposition Transcript of Burack Objector.pdf
Appeal of Objector Burack.pdf
Bandas Appearance for Objector-Appellant Burack.pdf
Burack Opposition to Appeal Bond.pdf
Burack Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Enzo A. Sberna

Objectors Enzo A. Sberna
Signers Jonathan E. Fortman
Attorneys Jonathan E. Fortman
Steve A. Miller
John C. Kress
Summary
  1. The claim period is too short.
  2. Class members are compensated on a per person basis, not a per violation basis.
  3. Cy pres provisions improperly direct settlement funds away from class members.
  4. Attorneys' fees are improperly calculated.
  5. Release is overbroad.
Attachments Objection of Enzo A. Sberna.pdf
Sberna Response to Motion to Perform Discovery.pdf
Sberna Email to Class Counsel Regarding Objection.pdf
Excerpted Deposition Transcript of Sberna Objector.pdf
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Objection of Candysse S. Carlsen

Objectors Candysse S. Carlsen
Signers Candysse S. Carlsen
Brent F. Vullings
Attorneys Brent F. Vullings
Summary
  1. Settlement does not contain sufficient injunctive relief.
  2. Settlement does not provide sufficient information for evaluating the fairness of the agreement.
  3. Compensation is inadequate compared to the release.
  4. Notice does not adequately explain what will happen to unclaimed settlement funds.
  5. Class representative incentive award is excessive.
  6. Attorneys' fees are excessive.

Objector Carlsen failed to comply with the Court's orders regarding discovery and deposition.  After being compelled to comply, Objector Carlsen voluntarily withdrew her objection.

Attachments Objection of Candysse S. Carlsen.pdf
Motion to Compel Carlsen Objector to Comply with Discovery Order.pdf
Order Granting Motion to Compel Carlsen Objector to Comply with Discovery Order.pdf
Withdrawal of Carlsen Objection.pdf
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