Lexington Law Firm TCPA Settlement
$11 million-dollar settlement has been reached to resolve a claim that Lexington Law Firm violated privacy laws by placing unsolicited calls and text to customers.
According to a report from Top Class Actions, the settlement benefits people who received an unsolicited phone call or text message from Lexington Law Firm on or after July 12, 2013. This includes individuals who engaged in a conversation over the phone with a representative from the firm during this time, and where the firm acquired a copy of tier credit report but did not sign up for their credit repair services or opt-out of messages from Lexington Law.
Top Class Action reports that several plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Lexington, claiming that the firm also sent them unsolicited messages and phone calls that advertised their credit repair and monitoring products. The report gives an example as to how a customer was texted every day for 3 days about Lexington’s services, encouraging the person to call the firm and utilize their services.
“Defendant’s unsolicited text messages caused Plaintiff actual harm, including invasion of his privacy, aggravation, annoyance, intrusion on seclusion, trespass, and conversion,” the class action claimed.
These messages and texts were a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA. According to the report, Lexington Law Firm has not admitted fault but has agreed to settle over $11.45 million dollars in payments.
Who is eligible for this settlement? The class action makes any individual who received a phone call or text message from Lexington Law firm eligible, as long as it was on or after July 12, 2013. In addition, phone conversations that people had with Lexington Law Firm representatives on or after the July 12, 2013 date in which the firm obtained a copy of their credit report but did not sign up for Lexington’s credit repair services or opted out of text communications.