Taylor v. Professional Placement Services, LLC Settlement Website

Taylor v. Professional Placement Services, LLC, Case No. 1:17-cv-00599-AT (N.D. Ga.)

A settlement will provide $1,700,000 to pay claims to persons or entities whose cell phones Professional Placement Services, LLC (“PPS”) left a “direct-to-voicemail” message in attempting to collect an alleged debt.

Direct-to voicemail messages are prerecorded voice mails that appear on your cellular telephone, even though you do not see an incoming call. An example of the type of direct-to-voicemail message that is the subject of this case said:

        This is Professional Placement Services, calling with a message. This call is from a debt
collector. Please call us back at 855-777-0312. Again, that number is 855-777-0312.

Although the total amount depends upon how many class members submit valid claims, we project that valid claimants will receive about $500.

The settlement resolves a lawsuit over whether such direct-to-voicemail messages violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227, which prohibits calls to cellular telephone numbers using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice without the recipient’s prior express consent.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. 

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement.  Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.  Please be patient.

  

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A VALID CLAIM FORM

Receive a payment.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF

If you ask to be excluded, you will get no payment.  This allows you to pursue your own lawsuit at your expense against PPS and other Released Parties about the legal claims in this case.

OBJECT

Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.

GO TO A HEARING

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

DO NOTHING

Have no opportunity for a payment.  Give up rights.