Settlement of Class Action Regarding Text Messages Gets Approval announces Edelson PC

May 09, 2014, 23:45 ET from Edelson PC

SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent class action settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs who allege they received unsolicited text messages from the phone number 650-283-0793 between November 28, 2010 and December 2, 2010 sent by Trifecta Marketing Group, LLC on behalf of Stonebridge Life Insurance Company (collectively, "Defendants").  The named plaintiff alleges that she received a text message that stated "Thanks 4 visiting our website please call 877-711-5429 to claim your $100 walmart gift card voucher! reply stop 2 unsub." The lawsuit alleges that Defendants transmitted or authorized the transmission of text messages to the cellular telephones of consumers nationwide without first obtaining the proper consent, and that such conduct violates the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").  Each of the Defendants maintains its position that neither violated any laws and further asserts that each acted properly at all times.

On April 4, 2014, a Federal Court in San Francisco granted preliminary approval to the settlement, which provides that the recipients of the text messages at issue may be eligible to receive $155 if they submit a valid claim form.  The settlement also requires Defendants to implement certain business practices related to preventing the transmission of marketing text messages without prior express consent from the recipients.  

Those who received the text messages at issue between November 28, 2010 and December 2, 2010 are encouraged to visit to learn more details about the settlement. Class members may also call the Settlement Administrator at 1-877-411-5681 or Class Counsel at 1-866-354-3015 for more information.