GoDaddy.com TCPA Class Action Settlement

Written by Welcome on July 24, 2020

GoDaddy.com TCPA Class Action Settlement

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The GoDaddy Class Action Settlement is a proposed settlement in the class action lawsuits known as Drazen v. GoDaddy.com, LLC, Case No. 19-cv-00563 (S.D. Ala.), Bennett v. GoDaddy.com, LLC, Case No. 1:20-cv-00094 (S.D. Ala.), and Herrick v. GoDaddy.com, LLC, Case No. 2:16-cv-00254 (D. Ariz.), appeal pending 18-16048 (9th Cir.)

A Brief Outline of the GODADDY Case.

The lawsuit asserts that GoDaddy violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by placing calls and sending text messages to cellular telephone numbers without the recipients’ consent.

At this time, the proposed settlement between all parties has yet to garner formal approval from the court, which is expected to occur at the December 14, 2020 final fairness hearing before the Honorable Kirsti K. DuBose, United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama.

Class Members Must Act Before August 31, 2020 if They Wish to Opt Out or Object to the Settlement.

Class members who wish to object to the settlement or opt out, must do so by August 31, 2020. Additionally, class members who wish to receive the benefits of the settlement must submit a valid and timely claim form by October 7, 2020. The deadline for filing a claim is fully described in the class notice and settlement website. If you are included in the Settlement Class and do not submit a Claim Form, your rights will be affected and you will not receive any payment from the Settlement.

Please consult the settlement website, or class notice for further information on how to submit a claim.

Who is Considered Part of the Settlement Class?

According to the class notice, you are a member of the Settlement Class if, between November 4, 2014, and December 31, 2016, GoDaddy placed a voice call or sent a text message to your cellular telephone pursuant to an outbound campaign facilitated by the web-based software application used by 3Seventy, Inc., or the software programs and platforms that comprise the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Excluded from the Settlement Class are (1) the trial judge presiding over the Actions; (2) GoDaddy, as well as any parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or control person of GoDaddy, and the officers, directors, agents, lawyers, servants, or employees of GoDaddy; (3) the immediate family of any such person(s); (4) any Settlement Class Member who timely opts out of the settlement; and (5) Class Counsel, their employees, and their immediate

Important Deadlines for the GODADDY TCPA Class Action Settlement.

Class members who wish to receive the benefits of the settlement must submit a valid and timely claim form by October 7, 2020. The deadline for filing a claim is fully described in the class notice and settlement website. If you are included in the Settlement Class and do not submit a Claim Form, your rights will be affected and you will not receive any payment from the Settlement.

Exclusion deadlines: You may exclude yourself from the settlement. If you do so, you will receive no benefit from the settlement, but you will not release any claims you may have against GoDaddy and the Released Parties (as that term is defined in the Settlement Agreement), and are free to pursue whatever legal rights you may have by pursuing your own lawsuit against the Released Parties at your own risk and expense.

The deadline date for filing an exclusion is August 31, 2020. Please consult the settlement website for instructions on excluding yourself from the settlement.

Objection deadlines: Class members may object to the settlement. The deadline for objecting to the settlement is August 31, 2020. Please consult the settlement website for instructions on how to object to the settlement.

Who Are Members of the GODADDY Class, and Action Settlement?

According to the class notice and Settlement Agreement, the Settlement Class consists of all persons within the United States to whom, during the Class Period, Defendant placed a voice or text message call to their cellular telephone pursuant to an outbound campaign facilitated by the web-based software application used by 3Seventy, Inc., or the software programs and platforms that comprise the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Excluded from the Settlement Class are (1) the trial judges presiding over the Actions; (2) Defendant, as well as any parent, subsidiary, affiliate or control person of Defendant, and the officers, directors, agents, servants or employees of Defendant; (3) the immediate family of any such person(s); (4) any Settlement Class Member who timely and properly opts out of the settlement; and (5) Class Counsel, their employees, and their immediate family.

Summary of the Terms of the Proposed GODADDY TCPA Class Action Settlement.

The class notice describes generally the terms of the proposed settlement. In general, the settlement offers payments (in the form of either a merchandise voucher or cash) to Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claims.

These and other provisions are set forth in the settlement agreement.

Summary of Proposed Award to Legal Counsel for Fees and Expenses

The Court has appointed a number of different attorneys to represent the Settlement Class. These attorneys are called “Class Counsel.” Their names and information can be found on the class notice.

Note that this website is not affiliated with these law firms in any way.

How Do Class Members File Claims in the GODADDY TCPA Class Action Settlement?

To receive a share of the settlement, class members must complete and submit a valid and timely claim form. Again, class members who do not file claims will not receive any funds from the settlement. To file a claim, please consult the settlement website.

In addition, class members can object by submitting a written objection by August 31, 2020. Please consult the settlement website for instructions on objecting to the settlement.

Class members who do not wish to participate in the settlement must opt out of the settlement by August 31, 2020. Please consult the settlement website for instructions on objecting to the settlement.

Meeting the August 31, 2020 Deadline for Objections or Exclusions Is Critical.

For more information, visit the GODADDY TCPA Class Action Settlement webpage at

https://www.drazentcpasettlement.com/

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