About the Sunrun Robocalling Settlement & Class Action Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit was filed against the San Francisco-based Sunrun for allegedly using robocalling techniques prohibited by the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) while trying to sell solar panels.
The lawsuit claimed that Sunrun frequently made robocalls using automatic dialing systems in an attempt to sell solar panels and “targeted, among other phone lines, cellular telephones and numbers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry.”
You can read more about the case under the name: William Loftus, et al. v. Sunrun Inc., Case No. 3:19-cv-01608, N.D. CA.
Do you live in California and received robocalls from Sunrun selling their solar panels, and think that you are entitled to a settlement? Feel free to contact us today for help.
Details on the Preliminary Approval of the Settlement and the TCPA Law
Preliminary approval was granted by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the district court in California setting Sunrun to pay out an estimated $57 to each of the class action members.
The proposed settlement is the second one settled by Sunrun after closing a settlement of the same complaint and deal two years prior.
On top of the cash payout, the settlement deal prior included an agreement indicating that the company would comply with monitoring over the next four years to ensure unlawful robocalls will not be used again.
The class action alleges that there are more cases of TCPA violations than what winds up in court. According to the lawsuit, “For every 7,000,000 robocalls, there’s only one TCPA lawsuit in federal court. Demonstrating the massive scope of its robocalling, Sunrun has lost this 1-in-7,000,000 lottery repeatedly, being sued under the TCPA time and again. However, Sunrun/CEE have denied and continue to deny each, and every material factual allegation and all claims asserted against them.”
Seven other lawsuits are being filed in the last five years against Sunrun, one of the largest solar energy companies in the United States.
The TCPA restricts the use of automatic telephone dialing systems, artificial or prerecorded voice messages, and text messages sent in relation to sales. It requires businesses, organizations, anyone making telephone solicitations to maintain do-not-call lists.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the regulating and enforcing body of TCPA, updated the guidelines in 2012 to “require telemarketers to obtain prior express written consent from consumers before robocalling or texting them … and to require telemarketers to provide an automated, interactive ‘opt-out’ mechanism … so consumers can immediately tell the telemarketer to stop calling.”
This, however, did not stop the unwanted robocalls and telemarketing offers that consumers constantly receive and are continuing to complain about.
If you’re affected by the Sunrun Robocalling lawsuit settlement, we’d love to hear from you.
Editor’s note on the Sunrun Robocalling Class Action Settlement:
This piece is written about the recent Sunrun Robocalling Class Action Settlement. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit settlement, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you believe that what is alleged in the Sunrun Robocalling class action settlement has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.
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