Primary plaintiff Judith Flahive filed the Inventurus Knowledge Solutions TCPA class action on May 26, 2017. Flahive alleged she received unsolicited telephone calls to her cell phone that pertained to a debt she needed to pay off to Inventurus. According the court documents, the lead plaintiff informed Inventurus she wanted the company to refrain from calling her cell phone number. The continued unwanted calls made by Inventurus violated provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The United State Congress enacted the TCPA to prevent telemarketers from placing phone calls to consumers who did not want the phone calls. Since the passage of the TCPA, Congress has expanded the legal breadth of the TCPA to include unsolicited phone calls made by debt collection firms. Court documents revealed Inventurus enters into contracts with medical care companies to provide a wide variety of services that include making automated calls to client customers. The TCPA also prohibits companies from using automated machines to make telephone calls.
Terms of the class action settlement requires Inventurus to set up a $1.2 million fund to compensate eligible class members for receiving unsolicited automated phone calls. The class action settlement fund also provides Flahive with an incentive award for filing the class action lawsuit. Inventurus continues to deny the class action lawsuit allegations, but the company settled the case to avoid costly litigation.
What You Need To Know About The Inventurus Knowledge Solutions TCPA Class Action Settlement
Class members eligible to receive compensation from the Inventurus class action settlement “include anyone who, between May 1, 2013 and Aug. 29, 2017, received an automated phone call on their cell phone from Inventurus that featured a prerecorded or artificial voice, and who did not consent to receive the call (or who revoked any prior consent).” Eligible class members have until October 13, 2017 to opt out of the class action settlement or dispute any provision of the agreement. The potential award per class member is up to $250. Under the penalty of committing perjury, class members must verify they received one or more automated telephone calls from Inventurus during the designated class period.
Qualifying class members must submit a valid claim form by November 20, 2017. The judge presiding over the class action settlement case Flahive v. Inventurus Knowledge Solutions Inc., et al., Case No. 2017-17-CH-07570, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois County Department, Chancery Division has scheduled the final hearing on November 6, 2017. To learn what transpired at the final hearing, visit the class action settlement website www.HealthCareTCPASettlement.com. The class action settlement website also presents the list of attorneys who represent the class and counsels, as well as updates on the amount of the potential award for each eligible class member.