Martin v. Global Marketing Research Services

Case # 14-cv-01290
Case Name Martin v. Global Marketing Research Services
Jurisdiction US District Court for M.D. FL
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants used auto-dialing technology to conduct telephone surveys, affecting consumers nationwide.  These calls were made in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Final Approval Date 11/04/2016
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
    • The Court found the objection of Mr. Sweeney "frivolous and without merit." (see Final Approval Order, page 2)
  2. Objector Sweeney appealed the Final Approval.
  3. The appeal was voluntarily withdrawn.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 12/14/2016
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
First Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Patrick Sweeney

Objectors Patrick Sweeney
Signers Patrick Sweeney
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Claims process does not allow for easy claims by consumers that have multiple phone lines on one account.
  2. Claims administrator does not have live help available.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive and divorced from the recovery by the class.
  4. Cy pres provisions are not adequately defined.

NOTE:  Objector Sweeney made reference to text messages that he had received, in establishing his class membership.  Class counsel noted that this is not a text message case.

NOTE:  Class counsel motioned for an appeal bond, which was not ruled on when Objector Sweeney withdrew his appeal.

Attachments Objection of Patrick S. Sweeney.pdf
Plaintiff's Response to Sweeney Objection.pdf
Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Appeal of Objector Sweeney.pdf
Withdrawal of Sweeney Appeal.pdf
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