Update: The Final Fairness Hearing took place on August 28, 2019, and the Court granted final approval of the Settlement on November 5, 2019. You may read the Order here.
What is this lawsuit about?
A proposed Settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit entitled Peter Blasi Jr., et al. v. United Debt Services, LLC, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-0083. The Class Representative alleges that, on or after February 27, 2011, Defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. by obtaining and/or using the consumer reports of Ohio citizens for impermissible purposes. Specifically, the Class Representatives allege that UDS obtained and/or used the consumer reports of Ohio citizens for the impermissible purpose of targeted marketing via prescreened marketing lists provided to UDS by AMG Lead Source. The Class Representatives allege that UDS did not have the permission of the recipients to obtain and/or use their consumer reports, respectively.
Who is included?
You are in the “Settlement Class” if, between June 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, UDS obtained and used your consumer report for targeted marketing purposes via prescreened marketing lists provided by AMG Lead Source, and you received target marketing materials from UDS.
How do I participate in the Settlement?
To qualify for payment, you needed to submit a Claim Form by October 15, 2019, and Claim Forms sent by mail are required to be postmarked by October 15, 2019 to be timely. The deadline to submit a Claim Form has passed.