Important Update: In February 2013, the Settlement Administrator mailed letters containing Refund PINs to claimants whose claims were validated. The Refund PIN will be valid for one (1) year from the date it is activated. Please use it by February 25, 2014.
Overview Of The Proposed Settlement
Carol Galvan And Lolis Tackwood v. Krossland Communications, Inc., et al.,
Case No. 8:08-cv-00999-JVS (ANx)
Important Update: Claim Forms had to be submitted to the Settlement Administrator postmarked no later than December 10, 2012.
Plaintiff Lolis Tackwood in the above lawsuit (the "Lawsuit") has reached a settlement of the lawsuit against Krossland Communications, Inc. ("Krossland"), for himself and also on behalf of everyone else (other than certain persons affiliated with Krossland or the Court) who purchased a pre-paid calling card where Krossland was the distributor of the pre-paid calling card (except for cards where the calling card service provider was Locus, AT&T, T-Mobile, Boost, Total Call or IDT), anywhere in the United States, between August 26, 2004 and May 21, 2012 (the "Settlement Class").
Plaintiffs filed the Lawsuit alleging that Krossland distributed or sold pre-paid calling cards without fully disclosing the applicable rates, fees and charges as required by California law, specifically under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17538.9. The Lawsuit seeks damages and restitution of funds that Krossland acquired from Plaintiffs and potential class members as a result of any actions that may violate California's unfair competition and consumer protection laws, an Order enjoining Krossland from engaging in any conduct that violates such laws, attorneys' fees, and costs of suit. Krossland denies these claims, has asserted numerous defenses and has vigorously defended the Lawsuit.
What Are My Options?
- SUBMIT A CLAIM. This was the only way to receive compensation from the settlement. If you wished to file a Claim, it had to be postmarked by December 10, 2012.
- OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT. Objections must have been received by July 27, 2012. For more information, see FAQ 11.
- EXCLUDE YOURSELF. If you excluded yourself, you will receive no benefits from the settlement. If you wanted to exclude yourself, your exclusion request must have been postmarked by August 6, 2012.
- DO NOTHING. If you did nothing you will still be bound by the terms of the settlement, but you will receive no compensation.
Please consult the Notice for more details on your options.
The Court granted Final Approval of the Settlement and Class Counsel's application for attorneys' fees and expenses on November 5, 2012.