Vergara v. Uber Technologies

Case # 15-cv-06942
Case Name Vergara v. Uber Technologies
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. IL
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Defendant, Uber, sent unsolicited automated text messages to the cell phones of class members.  These text messages were sent without prior express consent and were done in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Final Approval Date 03/01/2018
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. The Court overruled the Objection of Kerry Ann Sweeney, finding that "Sweeney and her family members are serial class action settlement objectors with a substantial history of filing objections that have been criticized and overruled by courts nationwide (see Order Overruling Sweeney Objection, pg 4-5)."
  3. The Court also noted that, "Like other courts across the country, this Court declines to reward Sweeney for what is effectively a practice of objector blackmail: filing serial objections in attempt to extort money from class counsel without providing value (ibid, pg 5, emphasis added)"
  4. Objector Sweeney appealed the Final Approval.
  5. Plaintiffs motioned for, and were granted, an appeal bond of $5,000.
  6. Plaintiffs motioned to dismiss the Sweeney appeal, at which time Attorneys Robert W. Clore and Christopher Bandas filed their appearances.
Dismissal of Last Appeal ongoing
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
First Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiffs' Motion for Final Approval and Response to Objections.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
Order Overruling Sweeney Objection.pdf
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Objection of Kerry Ann Sweeney

Objectors Kerry Ann Sweeney
Signers Kerry Ann Sweeney
Attorneys Robert W. Clore
Christopher A. Bandas
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive and improperly calculated.

NOTE:  Attorneys Clore and Bandas filed their appearances on the appeal.

Attachments Objection of Kerry Ann Sweeney.pdf
Pro Se Appearance by Objector Sweeney.pdf
Motion to Strike Sweeney Objection.pdf
Sweeney Response to Motion to Strike Objection.pdf
Amended Objection of Kerry Ann Sweeney.pdf
Sweeney Response to Motion for Deposition.pdf
Appeal of Objector Sweeney.pdf
Plaintiffs' Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Sweeney Response to Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Order Granting Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Motion to Dismiss Sweeney Appeal.pdf
Motion to Dismiss Sweeney Appeal (Part Two).pdf
Sweeney Response to Motion to Dismiss Appeal.pdf
Clore Appearance for Objector-Appellant Sweeney.pdf
Bandas Appearance for Objector-Appellant Sweeney.pdf
Sweeney Motion for Extension to File.pdf
Sweeney Appeal Docket.pdf
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