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Information Regarding Verizon Class Action TCPA Settlement


DISCLAIMER: This post references a suit from 2016. If you are looking for information about the 2023-2024 suit, follow this link to submit a claim. Maginnis Howard is not associated with a suit against Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless settled a class action lawsuit for $4 million for purported violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The Verizon class action lawsuit alleged that Verizon Wireless hired Collecto, a debt collector, unlawfully used an automatic dialing system to robocall consumers. Further, some class members claim Verizon Wireless made unwanted robocalls to individuals who were not even customers of Verizon.

There were two separate classes; one for California residents alone, and one national TCPA class. Individuals across the country received checks averaging $500 for Verizon’s alleged violation. Verizon Wireless class members who pursued claims individually likely received much smaller awards than if they pursued their claims within the class settlement.

The TCPA was enacted in 1991 to safeguard consumers from unwanted phone calls and text messages. The primary objective of this act is to restrict telemarketers from making unsolicited calls, especially those using automated dialing systems and pre-recorded voice messages. It also mandates them to maintain a “do-not-call” list and to respect the requests of individuals who do not wish to be contacted. Violations of this act can result in significant fines, which act as a strong deterrent against intrusive marketing practices. The TCPA can award consumers can between $500 and $1,500 per telephone call.

The Verizon settlement is closed, however, if you believe you have a claim against any company for a violation of your consumer rights, reach out to us today. Our experienced TCPA attorneys review cases to determine the most beneficial option on an individualized basis. In order to properly asses your claim, contact our attorneys today. You can reach our consumer intake team by phone at (919) 526-0450. You may also utilize our confidential contact page to send an online inquiry.