Defendant Rash Curtis & Associates, a debt collector, was calling non-debtors’ cellphones using an autodialer without their prior express consent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
We filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of people in the United States that were called by Rash Curtis on their cellular telephones about a debt they did not owe. The judge appointed us as class counsel, and we litigated the case for four years. In May 2019, we won the trial, where the jury found that Rash Curtis made more than 532,000 autodialed calls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In September 2019, the judge entered a $267 million judgment in favor of the class members. This was the exact amount we asked the judge to award.
The Court awarded the plaintiff a $25,000 service award. Class members are entitled to $500 per each call that Rash Curtis made to their cellphones in violation of the TCPA, adding up to $267 million. Rash Curtis’s appeal of the award is pending.