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Sallie Mae Robocall TCPA Class Action

About this Case

Plaintiffs alleged that Sallie Mae and its affiliated collection agencies placed millions of calls to cellular telephones through the use of automated telephone dialing systems and/or artificial or prerecorded voice (“automated calls”), violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). In 1991, Congress enacted the TCPA in response to a growing number of consumer complaints regarding certain telemarketing practices. The TCPA regulates, among other things, the use of automated telephone equipment. In relation to this case, it prohibits the use of autodialers to make any call to a wireless number in absence of an emergency or prior express consent.

Case Status

The parties settled this case in 2011. Under the terms of the settlement, Sallie Mae agreed to pay settlement Class Members between $20 and $40 or reduce their principal balance if they received one of these automated calls between October 27, 2005 and September 14, 2010 and submitted a timely claim form. The deadline for submitting claim forms has passed and all eligible claimants have been paid.

Class Counsel

  • Terrell Marshall Law Group, PLLC

    Beth Terrell

  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

    Jonathan Selbin, Alison Stocking and Daniel Hutchinson

  • Meyer Wilson Co., LPA

    David Meyer and Matthew Wilson

  • Hyde and Swigart, LLP

    Joshua Swigart, Robert Hyde and David Leimbach

  • Law Offices of Douglas J. Champion

    Douglas Champion

  • Kazerounian Law Group APC

    Abbas Kazerounian