Settlement Checks for the Carnival Cruise and Royal Caribbean Telemarketing Class Actions
The class action settlement ended the accusations that Resort Marketing Group made calls to customers despite not giving express written consent to receive offers of cruises on Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.
Philip Charvat accused Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean of breaching the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for receiving telemarketing phone calls from the Resort Marketing Inc.
The plaintiff mentioned that their calls contained promotions on the said cruise lines without even asking him for consent if he wanted to receive such calls.
Plaintiff Charvat argued that the defendants violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The TCPA establishes penalties on corporations that violate telemarketing restrictions. Generally, it forbids telemarketers from sending calls using pre-recorded messages or electronic dialing unless the person allows the company to reach them like that.
Anyone who does not want to receive telemarketing phone calls can register their phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.
Phone numbers will be restricted from telemarketers after 30 days of the registry. Callers or telemarketers who commit violations over TCPA may pay damages of $500 to $1,500 per call.
Settlements of Carnival Cruise and Royal Caribbean on their Lawsuits
In July 2017, U.S. District Judge Andrea R. Wood acknowledged the preliminary approval of the Royal Caribbean class action settlement. The agreement demanded the defendants to produce a settlement fund worth $7 million up to $12.5 million, depending on the number of claimants that would file their claims.
On April 16, 2018, Class members involved in the settlement were required to produce additional proof of claims, and the claimants were given until May 1, 2018, to provide them.
The Royal Caribbean class action settlement will pay for the qualified Class Members, including the cost of administering the settlements and the Class court costs, together with the attorney’s fees.
Claims of Consumers Over Carnival Cruise and Royal Caribbean Lawsuits
Class members who received promotional or telemarketing phone calls from Resort Marketing Inc. without prior consent are eligible to receive claim benefits.
This includes those people in the United States who purchased, subscribed, or used residential or cellular phone numbers listed in Resort Marketing Group’s database, or basically, those who received pre-recorded phone calls from the said company between July 23, 2009, up to March 8, 2014.
According to the settlement agreement report, claimants received almost $300 per robocall, up to three calls on their first cash distribution last 2017. And for the second payments this April 2021, claimants received $2.50 for their benefits claims.
Editor’s Note on Charvat Settlement – Rebate Checks For Royal Caribbean & Carnival Cruise TCPA:
This article is published to inform you of the settlement for the class action lawsuit filed against Carnival Cruise and Royal Caribbean Resort Marketing Group Inc. for sending telemarketing calls to people even without their written consent.
The Charvat Settlement Details:
Case Name & No.: Philip Charvat, et al. v. Resort Marketing Group Inc., et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-05746, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Products/Services: Resort management line
Allegations: They allegedly sent telemarketing calls to their customers even without their written consent
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