A class action lawsuit has been brewing for some time over claims that Discover Financial Services used an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice program to contact people without the prior express consent as defined by US law. The case includes anyone who received this type of call from Discover Financial Services on or after November 30, 2007 to September 10, 2013. If you file a claim and are approved under the propose settlement you will receive a cash payment between $20 and $40. If you are not happy with the terms of the settlement you will have until January 13, 2014 to file an objection. If you file a claim you will become part of the settlement class and will be automatically represented by Daniel Hutchinson from Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. You will not be forced to pay the attorney but the firm will take a certain cut from the settlement proceeds. The Steinfeld TCPA Lawsuit is in the jurisdiction of the Clerk of the Court United States District Court, Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102. The court will hold a Final Approval Hearing for any class members who would like to speak in regards to the case. The hearing will take place on February 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.. Please note that members of the Steinfeld v. Discover Financial Services lawsuit are not required to attend the meeting in order to receive a settlement payment.
In the even you do get a settlement payment please cash it within 180 days from the date on the check. For more information about the case you can write to: Discover Financial Services Claims Administrator c/o KCC Class Actions Services LLC P.O. Box 43209 Providence, RI 02940-3209 or dial toll free (800) 248-1796. PLEASE NOTE ALL CLAIM FORMS ARE DUE BY February 25, 2014. Claim forms are available online with a working printer.