Clark and Schlossberg v. Gannett Co., Inc.

Welcome to the Clark and Schlossberg v. Gannett Co., Inc. Settlement Website

If you received calls to your cellular telephone regarding one of Gannett’s publications, and you did not provide prior express consent, a Class Action Settlement may affect your rights.

 

The Court granted final approval of the settlement on November 14, 2016 (the Court Order is available here). One objector opposed the settlement and now has the right to file an appeal (if he chooses to do so) of the Court's order approving the settlement. Please check this website periodically for updates regarding the status of any appeal.

 

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Gannett Co., Inc. The suit concerns whether the Defendant violated a federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA”) when it placed or caused to be placed calls to cellular telephone numbers using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice regarding one of Gannett’s publications without prior express consent. Defendant denies any wrongdoing and maintains that its calls do not violate the TCPA. The Settlement does not establish who is correct, but rather is a compromise to end the lawsuit.

Settlement Class Members are all persons in the United States or its territories or possessions to whom Gannett or anyone acting on Gannett’s behalf placed or caused to be placed a call to such Person’s telephone number when it was assigned to a cellular telephone service using any automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice without prior express consent of the called party between January 2, 2010 and August 4, 2016.

Those who submit valid claims will be eligible to receive a pro rata share of a $13,800,000.00 Settlement Fund that Gannett has agreed to establish. Each individual who submits a valid claim will receive a portion of this fund, after all notice and administration costs, the incentive award, and attorneys’ fees have been paid.

An online Claim Form is available on this website and can be filled out and submitted here. You can also download a paper Claim Form here. We encourage you to submit a claim online. It’s faster and it’s free.

Questions? Call 1-855-730-8623 or visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website. You can also visit the Contact Us link above.

 

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement

Submit a Claim Form

This is the only way to receive a payment.

Exclude yourself

You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the issues the Settlement covers in this case.

Object

Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.

Attend a hearing

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

Do nothing

You will receive no payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the issues covered by the Settlement in this case.

 

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this website, and in the Notice, available here, and at the Case Documents link above.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be provided only after any issues with the Settlement are resolved. Please be patient.

 

Important Dates

Claims Filing Deadline November 5, 2016
Request for Exclusion Deadline October 21, 2016
Objection Deadline October 21, 2016
Final Approval Hearing November 9, 2016