To be eligible to take part in this case, you would have had to place a phone call from Westlake. This phone call must have been an automatic phone call and you should have gotten this call at any time from January 11, 2012 to November 7, 2013. This phone call should be for the confirmation of references of the loan applicant. If you wish to get the compensation, you must file a claim form. You must do this by June 21, 2016. You will be able to get some money from the $10 million settlement fund. You will get about $150.
You can go to the www.WestlakeSettlement.com site to file online. This is a very easy form to fill out. All you need to do is enter your name, your address, your city, your state and zip. That is all that you have to enter. Then you will have to sign the form. If you are filling this form online, then you just have to enter your name in the signature box. When you sign the form, you are attesting to the fact that you are 18 years old and that you got the pre-recorded call from Westlake at any time during the class period. Then you can submit your claim form.
To get the information on the Westlake Financial Services TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Settlement, you should look at the notice. You will find this link in the left navigation on the www.WestlakeSettlement.com site. You may also have gotten this in the mail. If you did get one in the mail, you can check that for all the information. One of things that you may want to find out is who filed the lawsuit. This person is known as the class representative or the plaintiff. In this case, there is only one class representative. That person is Pierce Duchene. This plaintiff or class representative will get more than you. He will most likely get $10,000. The reason he will get more is because he spent the time and energy to file the lawsuit.
The court has appointed a law firm to help you. This law firm is Lemberg Law, LLC. They are based in Wilton, CT. The lawyers from this law firm are known as Class Counsel. You can reach out to any of these lawyers in order to assist you. You can ask them any questions and they will work with you without asking you to pay them for their time and efforts. This is because they will be paid from the settlement fund. The class counsel will ask for a certain amount of money. This amount of money will have to be approved by the court. The approval process will take place during the Fairness Hearing.
The Westlake Financial Services TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Fairness Hearing will take place on July 12, 2016. This will be in Pittsburg, PA. It is during this hearing also that the court will decide whether to approve the settlement. One of deciding factors could be the objections that you or other class members may have submitted. If the objections are persuasive enough, the court may even decide not to approve the settlement. So this is an important hearing. If you filled out a claim form, you do not have to attend this meeting in order to get your payment. If the court has any questions, the court will ask the class counsel.
However, if you wish to be present at the hearing and speak during the hearing, you may do so. Some people who object to the case request this. This is so that they can talk about their objections in person. If you object to this case, you do not have to be in court. The court will consider everyone’s objections regardless whether they are present or not. If you do wish to object, you will have to send the request in writing. You must include your name and your current address. Also include your telephone number. You will then have to provide the phone number that you received your call from Westlake on. If you have a current phone number that is different from this phone number, then you should provide it also. You must also provide a statement that says that you are objecting to this case. You must also provide your appropriate reasons for objecting to this case. Then you must sign the letter. Without your signature, the letter is not considered valid. You should also provide copies of documents that will make a strong case for your objections. You must mail your letter by June 21, 2016.
You can also ask to be excluded from this case if you do not want to get the payment. If you do ask to be excluded, you cannot also file a claim form. You will have to decide which you would rather do. If you do decide to exclude yourself, then you will retain all your legal rights if your request is approved. You will need to send a letter. Your letter will have to provide your name, address and phone number. You will then provide the phone number on which you received the automated or pre-recorded calls from Westlake. You must also provide a sentence that says that you want to be excluded from this settlement. You must then sign the letter.
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