If you’ve received automated phone calls from a cruise line, you might be eligible for compensation. A recent class-action lawsuit has approved a $76 million settlement for consumers who’ve been plagued by unwanted robocalls. This case was filed by Philip Charvat after he was annoyed by telemarketing calls from the company. According to his attorneys, these calls violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and he is now pursuing legal action.
The plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit filed in 2012 claimed that the Defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The Defendants marketed vacation properties and timeshares by offering free cruises to people in exchange for surveys. The vast majority of surveys were from the Political Surveys of America. The individuals who accepted the free cruise were transferred to a representative of the Caribbean Cruise Line. The settlement was approved in 2017 and went to federal appeals court twice.
The class-action lawsuit filed by consumers alleged that cruise lines violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making robocalls. The resort marketing group had obtained the contact information of people who wanted to get on a cruise ship. The lawsuit stated that the companies purchased their consumer’s contact information from a third-party data broker. The companies said the individuals had “opted in” to receive these telemarketing calls by visiting various websites. However, despite the high number of claims, there is little hope of a large settlement check.
The cruise phone lawsuit is still in its early stages.
The administrator has to verify the legitimacy of the claims made by many individuals. As a result, the checks won’t be as big as many people initially hoped. The settlement is being pursued by the plaintiffs after they’ve submitted their proofs. And the attorneys are currently trying to determine if the claims are valid. And the attorneys are waiting to hear back from the claimants, who may not want to wait any longer.
The lawsuit was filed by consumers who were harassed by robocalls. The plaintiffs alleged that these robocalls violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The company was allowed to call the individuals and offer them free cruises in exchange for completing surveys. The telemarketing practice was unregulated and a consumer could be subject to a robocall. This is an illegal business practice and should be punished. It is not fair and it’s not good for businesses to mislead potential customers.
The plaintiffs have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the cruise line violated the TCPA in their telemarketing practices.
The telemarketing practices violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when a cruise line offered a free boat in exchange for completing a survey. The company also claimed that the callers’ voluntarily consented to receive marketing calls from the cruise line. The court found that the practice is illegal and the consumers should be compensated for their losses.
The company is not required to pay a fee. It’s a requirement for all companies to make legitimate claims. Nonetheless, a successful settlement can bring relief for consumers in a class-action lawsuit against a cruise line. It may also result in higher consumer protections. This lawsuit reveals that many cruise lines are violating the law. A group of telemarketers is attempting to collect unsolicited calls in exchange for a free vacation.
A class-action lawsuit filed against the cruise line and a company involved in telemarketing was settled in June 2017.
Despite the lawsuit’s success, the settlement will not be as large as many consumers had hoped for. Moreover, a settlement administrator is required to decide whether the claims are legitimate or not. As a result, the lawsuit may not result in a substantial settlement check. Instead, the victims will be entitled to a portion of the funds from the settlement.
The settlement administrators will be required to verify that all claims are legitimate. Sadly, a large percentage of the lawsuit claims are not legitimate. While the settlement administrators are waiting for proof of the validity of the lawsuits, it is unlikely to come to anything near that level. While the case is a class action, it does not include every single cruise phone company. The majority of the plaintiffs are individuals who received calls from companies such as Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean.