PHOENIX, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Lavoy & Chernoff, PC and Udall Law Firm, LLP, regarding the proposed settlement of the class action Starkle Ventures, LLC v. United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc. and American Blast Fax, Inc.
In September 1999 United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc. ("UA") and American Blast Fax, Inc. ("ABF") sent a fax advertising discount movie tickets to phone numbers in Maricopa County, Arizona. Plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit against UA and ABF alleging the facsimile advertising violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. section 227. The Court certified the class, which consists of those who received the fax.
Plaintiff has entered into a proposed settlement with UA (the "Settlement"). The Settlement creates a fund in excess of $6.8 million to pay class members, costs of suit, attorneys' fees and class representative incentive awards.
If you held (as of September 1999) one or more fax numbers on the list used to send the facsimile advertisement, you may be entitled to receive money pursuant to the Settlement or, if the Settlement is not approved by the Court, through continued litigation in the case. You could potentially receive as much as $500 per facsimile number that you held from the Settlement.
To determine if your fax number is on the list, you should visit the website or call or write us (see below).
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU HELD A NUMBER ON THE LIST AND WISH TO SHARE IN THE SETTLEMENT (OR, IF THE SETTLEMENT IS NOT APPROVED, FROM ANY RECOVERY THROUGH CONTINUED LITIGATION), YOU MUST A FILE A CLAIM FORM BY SEPTEMBER 26, 2011.
IF YOU WISH TO EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THIS CLASS ACTION, YOU MUST FILE AN EXCLUSION FORM BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2011.
IF YOU DO NOT EXCLUDE YOURSELF, YOU MAY OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT. YOU MUST OBJECT BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2011. THE COURT WILL HOLD A HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 AT 1:30 P.M. AT 201 WEST JEFFERSON, ROOM 704, PHOENIX, ARIZONA, 85003 TO DECIDE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE SETTLEMENT.
THIS NOTICE IS A VERY BRIEF SUMMARY. PLEASE REVIEW THE FULL NOTICE ON THE WEBSITE OR CALL OR WRITE TO THE ADDRESS BELOW. YOU MAY ALSO OBTAIN CLAIM AND EXCLUSION FORMS ON THE WEBSITE.
www.azfaxclassaction.com; (877) 495-7963; Starkle Ventures v. United Artists, c/o GCG, Inc., P.O. Box 9746, Dublin, OH, 43017-5646
SOURCE Lavoy & Chernoff, PC; Udall Law Firm, LLP