BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit, Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc. et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-05846, about automated telephone calls offering a free cruise with Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise Lines.
You are included in the Settlement if at any time between July of 2009 and March of 2014, you were the owner, subscriber, or user of a residential or cellular telephone line that received pre-recorded telephone calls initiated by Resort Marketing Group, Inc. ("RMG") during which you were offered the goods or services of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Norwegian and your phone number is contained in the Call Records (a database containing all the numbers dialed) of RMG, the third party travel agency that made the calls at issue.
Defendants will create a Settlement Fund of $7,000,000–$12,500,000, depending on the sum of eligible claims filed. The Fund will be used to pay Class Counsel's attorneys' fees (up to 1/3 of the Fund) and expenses, an incentive award to the Class Representative (up to $50,000), and notice and administration costs before making payments to Settlement Class Members who filed a valid Claim Form. Each eligible call you received will have a maximum value of up to $300 per phone number. You may file a claim for up to three calls per telephone number. This means that your maximum payment amount could be up to $900 per phone number, but it may be less. Actual payment amounts will depend on the total number of valid Claim Forms received. All submitted claims are subject to verification by the Settlement Administrator. All persons who submit a claim with a telephone number not found in the records of the party making the calls are ineligible for distribution from the class settlement fund.
To determine if you are included in the Settlement, a web site has been established at www.RMGTCPASettlement.com where you can check to see if your phone number is included in the Call Records. If it was, then you will be given further instructions as to how to file a claim.
SOURCE Broderick & Paronich, P.C., The Law Offices of Matthew P. McCue and Burke Law Offices, LLC