If you received a Fax Advertisement from AllianceMed, LLC, in June 2018, a class action settlement may affect your rights. Please read this website carefully as your rights may be impacted even if you do nothing at all.
A federal court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
- On September 14, 2018, Retina Associates Medical Group, Inc. (“Retina Associates” or “Plaintiff”) filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, captioned Retina Associates Medical Group, Inc. v. AllianceMed, LLC, Case No. 8:18-cv-01670-JVS-KES (“Action”). Retina Associates alleged that AllianceMed, LLC (“AllianceMed” or “Defendant”), violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”), by sending unsolicited fax advertisements that did not contain the required opt-out notice and which were sent to Plaintiff and the Class Members without prior express invitation or permission or an established business relationship.
- A proposed settlement has been reached in the Action, and you may be a Settlement Class Member. You are a Settlement Class Member if you are a person or business entity in the United States who in June 2018 was sent an unsolicited telephone facsimile message of material advertising the commercial availability or quality of any property, goods, or services by or on behalf of AllianceMed.
- If the settlement is finally approved by the Court, Settlement Class Members who submit a timely claim that satisfies the requirements in this Notice will each receive payment of up to $500 depending on the number of claims submitted.
- Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not and you have a choice to make now:
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT
You will get no benefit from the settlement.
You will give up any right to ever be a part of any other lawsuit against Defendant that relates in any way to the use of a telephone facsimile machine, computer, or other device to send a facsimile advertisement to Settlement Class Members.
Submit a Claim Form by
You will receive payment of up to $500 depending on the number of valid claims submitted if you submit a timely claim form that satisfies the requirements for making a claim and the Court finally approves the settlement.
You will also give up any right to ever be a part of any other lawsuit against Defendant that relates in any way to the use of a telephone facsimile machine, computer, or other device to send a facsimile advertisement to Settlement Class Members.
Ask To Be Excluded by
You will not receive a benefit from the settlement.
You will keep the ability to sue Defendant in a different lawsuit for the claims at issue in this lawsuit.
This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant that relates in any way to the use of a telephone facsimile machine, computer, or other device to send a facsimile advertisement to Settlement Class Members
Submit an Objection by
You may choose to stay in the lawsuit and the Settlement Class, but object to this settlement.
By objecting to the settlement you give up your right to be excluded from the settlement and your right to file your own action. If you object to the settlement, you may ask a lawyer to represent you at your own cost.
Class Counsel shall file a motion for final settlement approval within forty-five (45) days of the response deadline. The Court has not yet scheduled a Final Approval Hearing. Please check back regularly for updates. This Hearing will be to consider whether to approve the settlement and the request by the lawyers representing Settlement Class Members for attorneys’ fees and costs. To object to the settlement or the application for attorneys’ fees and costs, you must timely file a written objection meeting the requirements set forth later in FAQ 13 with the Court and serve a copy on Class Counsel and Defendant’s counsel at the addresses listed below. If you have filed such an objection, you may appear at the hearing to explain your objection further.