Douglas v. The Western Union Company

Case # 14-cv-01741
Case Name Douglas v. The Western Union Company
Jurisdiction US District Court for E.D. IL
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Defendant, Western Union, sent automated text message advertisements to cell phones without prior express written consent.  They did so in violation of the Federal Communications Commission's rules on consent and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Final Approval Date ongoing
Result
  1. Final Approval hearing set for April 8, 2016.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of John Knott

Objectors John Knott
Signers C. Jeffrey Thut
Attorneys C. Jeffrey Thut
Christopher A. Bandas
Summary
  1. Settlement fund is paltry in comparison to the statutory liability of the Defendant.
  2. Settlement improperly compensates class members on a "per person" basis, rather than a "per violation" basis.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of John Knott.pdf
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Objection of Bethany Carol Price

Objectors Bethany Carol Price
Signers W. Allen McDonald
Attorneys W. Allen McDonald
Summary
  1. Settlement fund is inadequate to compensate class members for their statutorily permitted claims.
  2. Settlement fails to compensate class members on a "per violation" basis.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive and improperly calculated.
  4. Class representative's incentive award is excessive.
Attachments Objection By Bethany Carol Price.pdf
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