Welcome to the Newman v. AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc. Settlement website
UPDATE: The Final Approval Hearing was held on Friday, March 25, 2016, before the Honorable Dana M. Sabraw. The Court granted final approval to the settlement on March 28, 2016. A copy of the order is available here. Settlement Class Members whose claims were approved were sent a check in the mail on July 1, 2016
A Settlement has been reached with AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc. ("AmeriCredit") in a class action lawsuit claiming that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") by calling people on their cell phones with an automatic telephone dialing system ("ATDS") or prerecorded voice message between December 30, 2007 and November 14, 2014 ("Class Period"), without their prior express consent.
The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiff or AmeriCredit, and AmeriCredit denies any violation. Both sides have voluntarily agreed to a Settlement, which provides for significant monetary benefits to the Class, while avoiding the risk that Class Members could receive nothing at all if the case were to be lost at trial.
The Court will decide after the fairness hearing whether to approve the Settlement as fair, reasonable, and adequate. Please check this website frequently for updated information regarding the outcome.
AmeriCredit determined that a subset of cellular telephone numbers was inadvertently omitted from the original class member list ("Group 1") initially mailed a postcard notice. AmeriCredit has provided KCC, the settlement administrator, with a list of unique cellular telephone numbers ("Group 2") eligible to participate in the class settlement that were not included with the original notice. Group 1's claims period has concluded and its members are not eligible to submit a claim as part of Group 2.
Please note that the long form notice has been amended because more class members have been identified (i.e., Group 2). To review the amended Notice, please click here.