Prather, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 17-CV-00481
(United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois)
IF YOU RECEIVED AN AUTOMATED PHONE CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE FROM WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., BUT WERE NOT A WELLS FARGO CUSTOMER, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”). The lawsuit, Prather, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 17-CV-00481 (N.D. Ill.), involves claims that Wells Fargo violated federal law by making automated phone calls and texts to non-customers’ cell phones without those persons’ permission. The individuals who brought the case allege that Wells Fargo violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. (“TCPA”) by sending calls and text messages using automated dialing technology or artificial/prerecorded voice technology to non-customers’ cell phones without those individuals’ prior express consent. Wells Fargo denies Plaintiff’s allegations and denies that it did anything wrong. The Court has not decided who is right.
You may be entitled to compensation from this Settlement if you received one or more automated telephone calls or text messages on your cellular phone from Wells Fargo, you were not a customer of Wells Fargo at the time of the call, and you were called:
The proposed Settlement provides for a fund totaling $17,850,000.00, which will be used to make payments to the class members after first making deductions for notice and administration costs, incentive awards to the class representatives, and attorneys’ fees for class counsel.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does and any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who timely submit claims and qualify.
Please be patient.
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