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 must submit a Claim Form by October 15, 2019. There are multiple ways to submit a Claim Form. A Claim Form was mailed to potential Class Members in the form of a postcard notice. Read the instructions on the postcard carefully, fill out the form, sign it, and mail it postmarked no later than October 15, 2019. You may also submit a Claim Form online by going to the File a Claim page and following the directions. You also may download a paper Claim Form on the Important Documents page. Claim Forms sent by mail must be postmarked by October 15, 2019.