DirecTV, the popular US provider of satellite television broadcasting services, has to pay $16.85 million as a result of a class action lawsuit. This happened because even though they were on the “do not call” list, their clients received marketing calls from the company.
Therefore, DirecTV will have to pay approximately $464.00 in compensation to all customers who have received calls from the company asking them to subscribe. However, affected users who wanted to get paid had to file a claim for it.
Monday, August 7th was the deadline for submitting the form. In this sense, people who want to know if they qualify for a claim can verify their phone number here:
Vance v. DIRECTV, c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
P.O. Box 5324
New York, NY 10150-5324
It is important for those on the list to know that their legal rights are being violated. Because of this, they can join the class action lawsuit against DirecTV.
In what context does the claim occur?
What is known about the case is that DirecTV employees made telemarketing calls to their customers. What’s most disturbing here is that these agents had contact with them in the National Do Not Call Registry, without consent. This was confirmed by the court in charge of the case.
If we talk about numbers, the data shows that during the process approximately 113,997 numbers were called, and their legal rights were violated.
But, it is already a fact that in the face of the lawsuit, DirecTV agreed to let its AC1 distributor in Ohio handle the calls.
For this reason, the payments will be from a $16.85 million settlement fund. With this amount, affected customers will be paid between $324.00 and $464.00 (cash).
In addition, this will also pay attorney’s fees and other expenses related to the unfortunate event.