Update: The Court granted Final Approval to the Settlement on November 13, 2018. Cash Cards were mailed to Class Members who did not exclude themselves from the Settlement on January 31, 2019.
What is this lawsuit about?
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco"). The lawsuit claims Costco sent unsolicited facsimile advertisements in violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Court in charge of the case is the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri (the "Court"), and the case is known as The Backer Law Firm, LLC v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, Case No. 4:15-CV-00327-SRB.
The Court did not decide in favor of the Class or the Defendant. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement. That way, they avoid the cost of a trial, and the people affected will get compensation. The Class Representative and the attorneys think the settlement is best for everyone who is in the Class.
Who is included?
The Court has decided everyone who fits the following description is a Class Member:
"All persons or entities appearing in the List of Class Members to whom Defendant Costco Wholesale Corporation sent one or more facsimiles promoting its products, services, or memberships between April 2, 2011 and April 2, 2015. Excluded from the class are ABC Business Forms, Inc., Defendant and its officers, directors, and employees, Defendant’s counsel, any persons who previously have settled TCPA claims with Defendant, the Court and Court personnel, and counsel for the Plaintiff."
The List of Class Members is a confidential document that has been submitted the Court.