The G.M. Sign Inc. v. Dodson Company LLC settlement is a settlement reached by Dodson Company LLC regarding a class action lawsuit filed in 2009. The lawsuit alleges that the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and various state laws when sending fax-based adverts to consumers. According to the plaintiff, the defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited adverts to consumers fax machines without their prior consent. Dodson Company LLC denied any wrongdoing in the matter, but has agreed to a settlement with the plaintiff.
Who is eligible for settlement?
The benefits of the class action settlement are available to any consumer who received faxed advertisements from Dodson Company LLC between 21st April 2008 and 21st April 2010.
What are the settlement benefits?
Dodson Company LLC agreed to a settlement of $2.5 million. Under the terms of the settlement, the company will pay up to $500 to each eligible class members. However, the payment given is dependent on the number of claims filed.
How to file for claim
Class members can receive the settlement benefits by completing an online claim form found at http://www.dodsontcpasettlement.com/docs/ClaimForm.pdf. However, they must provide proof of eligibility by providing the fax number on which the faxed advertisements were received. They will also be required to provide proof of ownership of the fax machine. If the claim is approved, the members will be sent a check with the share of the settlement benefits. The claim form must be filed before June 10 2015 so as to be valid.
Important lawsuit dates
1. April 27th 2015 – Any class members who wish to be excluded from the settlement must submit a written request to Lake Count Circuit Court clerk on or before the date/
2. April 27th 2015 – Any class members with objections regarding the settlement must submit written objections on or before 27th April 2015 to the court and the counsels.
3. May 14th 2015 – A fairness hearing will be held to determine if the agreed settlement should be approved.