If you were sent an unsolicited text message from Career Education you might be entitled to a $200 CASH payment under the settlement terms in the Career Education Text Lawsuit Settlement. This case is entitled Rojas v. Career Education Corporation and is in the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. This is case number 10-cv-05260. The lawsuit claims that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was violated when people received these text because they did not give their consent to receive these advertisements. The Defendant denies all wrong doing but has agreed to a settlement amount of $20,000,000. The text messages in question by the Career Education Corporation are as follows: “IMAGINE HAVING A JOB U LUV! CREATIVES DO SO CAN U. REPLY WITH “Y” TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ACADEMY. BY CEC. STD / OTHER CHARGES MAY APPLY. STOP 2 END” & “IMAGINE A JOB WHERE U CAN USE UR IMAGINATION AND GET PAID 4 IT! REPLY Y TO HEAR HOW U CAN BEGIN 2 EARN UR DEGREE TODAY! BY CEC. STD OTH CHGS APPLY. STOP 2 END”. If you received a text message on 08/27/08 that read either of the above text you are a class member of this lawsuit.
In order to receive a settlement payment you must file a claim before 12/07/12. Although it is estimated a $200 cash settlement could be made the exact amount is still undetermined and will depend on a variety of factors to include the fairness hearing. This hearing is scheduled for October 23, 2012 in Courtroom 2319 of the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604. Class member will receive payments in 60 to 90 days of the final approval. Please note that class members will have 90 to cash the payment or they will expire and become void.The following attorneys have been appointed by the court to represent class members: Jay Edelson, Myles McGuire, and Ryan D. Andrews of Edelson McGuire, LLC. If you are unhappy with the proposed settlement and would like to exlcude yourself please do so by September 25, 2012.