1-800 Contacts Class Action Settlement Given Final Approval By District Court Judge
A federal judge has given final approval to the 1-800 Contacts class action settlement of the lawsuit filed against 1-800 Contacts, Inc. in the U.S. District for the Southern District of California (styled as Robert Reed v. 1-800 Contacts, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-02359 JM (BGS)) alleging, among other things, that 1-800 Contacts violated California Penal Code Section 630 by recording confidential telephonic communications with class members without obtaining their consent, according to the Court’s order granting final approval of the 1-800 Contacts class action settlement and motion for attorneys fees, litigation expenses and plaintiff enhancement award.
The 1-800 Contacts settlement class included “[a]ll natural persons who, while present in California, participated in at least one recorded telephone call with 1-800 Contacts, Inc. between August 15, 2011 and September 10, 2012.”
The court reportedly concluded that the proposed 1-800 Contacts settlement was fair, reasonable, and adequate and approved it. The settlement reportedly provided for 1-800 Contacts to pay $11,700,000 for claims of Class Members who returned valid and timely Claim Forms, for attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses of the class action attorneys who represented the class, and a service payment or incentive award to the Plaintiff for representing the class, and the costs of settlement claims administration.
For more information or questions, you can email info@1800ContactsSettlement.com, mail Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 3041 Faribault, MN 55021-2641, call 888-261-9752, fax 855-263-3449 or visit the 1-800 Contacts settlement website at 1800ContactsSettlement.com.
Settlement update: According to the settlement website, distributions were made on January 16.