Monitronics TCPA Lawsuit Settlement – Learn Your Legal Rights

Monitronics agrees to settle case for $28,000,000


Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Monitronics TCPA Lawsuit Settlement – In lawsuits filed across the country, consumers allege that Monitronics, some of its Authorized Dealers, and the companies that manufacture the security systems are either directly or vicariously liable for millions of telemarketing calls placed in violation of the TCPA.

What is the Monitronics TCPA Lawsuit?

Monitronics is a provider of alarm-monitoring and customer service for home-security alarm customers nationwide. It does not sell its monitoring services directly to consumers. Instead,  it buys monitoring contracts from a network of “Authorized Dealers” and provides monitoring services to the holders of those contracts. Some of Monitronics’ Authorized Dealers have used telemarketing to sell monitoring contracts on behalf of Monitronics.

Monitronics was sued by many consumers across the country. The lawsuits were consolidated in one place  in the US District Court for the District of West Virginia. On December 16, 2013, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted Monitronics’ motion to transfer the Hodgin, Cain, and O’Shea Actions and centralize them, along with the Mey Action, in West Virginia, thus creating the multidistrict litigation docket, In re Monitronics International, Inc. Telephone Consumer Protection Action Litigation, MDL No. 2493 (“the MDL”).

The Litigation & Settlement

The lawyers representing the class said in their motion seeking approval of the settlement that After years of litigation, Monitronics agreed to settle the case for $28,000,000.  The settlement will potentially affect holders of 7,858,232 telephone numbers to which calls were placed that allegedly violated the TCPA and on behalf of Monitronics.  The Settlement Agreement requires Monitronics to pay $28,000,000 into a “Settlement Fund.  The Settlement Fund will cover all of the following as approved by the Court: payments to Settlement Class members who timely file valid claims; payments to Class Counsel of up to $9,333,333 in fees, and litigation expenses estimated to be approximately $600,000; costs of administration estimated to be $4,770,889; and incentive awards in the amount of $50,000 each to Plaintiffs Mey and Charvat, $6,012 to Plaintiff Bennett, and $3,500 each to Plaintiffs Dolemba, Janet Hodgin, and Michael Hodgin.

Can Lemberg Law help with the Monitronics TCPA Lawsuit?

Yes. If you received notice about the lawsuit, we may be able to assist you in evaluating the possibility of opting out of the class action settlement to potentially RECOVER MORE MONEY. If you have questions please call 203-653-2250 x 5500.

Sergei Lemberg

About the Author:

Sergei Lemberg is an attorney focusing on consumer law, class actions related to automotive issues, and personal injury litigation. With nearly two decades of experience, his areas of practice include Lemon Law (vehicle defects), Debt Collection Harassment, TCPA (illegal robocalls and texts), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Overtime claims, Personal Injury cases, and Class Actions. He has consistently been recognized as the nation's "most active consumer attorney." In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case Duguid v. Facebook. He is also the author of "Defanging Debt Collectors," a guide that empowers consumers to fight back against debt collectors and prevail, as well as "Lemon Law 101: The Laws That Lemon Dealers Don't Want You to Know."

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  • sylvia c

    I do receive my clean farm and I would like to fill it out but I noticed that you were claim form information if I sign it and mail it out people could get my information on the back is there way I could do it online and fill everything out do you have a claim form that we could do online or maybe email it and I can email it back thank you very much for your time

  • Carrie L

    I am interested in knowing more about this? I received a notice in the mail. It has a place for 3 possible phone numbers. I am not sure if this is referring to the calls I received after my bankruptcy should have been cleared or not? And if so remembering which number will be a fun guess. lol

  • Janice F

    received the settlement claim form but the card says we can do this form online. I even have a claim ID# but can’t find the online claim form

  • Mark L

    I received a court authorized legal notice regarding the Monitronics settlement. I sell to marketers in the communications industry (primarily print & mail programs), therefore am well aware of outbound telemarketing, and Do Not Call. I have always had my residential number on this registry. Regardless, we get robo-calls, because in the US personal privacy is not protected, and the laws have no teeth. Therefore, I have a personal interest in this issue. Tell me, why does your firm suggest that I opt-out of receiving a free $20, that frankly I never expected?

  • Charlie Y

    I received a post card concerning this case. Does this mean that this company did contact me or possibly contact me? If this definite and they did contact in violation of the law I would like to discuss proposed settlement due. To the number of BLOCKED phone numbers I have on my phone that may be connected in this case.

  • James C

    Hello my name is James Caldwell and my number is 704 security contract is with monitronic,I am currently trying to end my service with them..even though my contract won’t be up for a few more months..I am willing to pay the balance left to get out of the contract but if there is settlement money I’m entitled to i definitely haven’t seen any notice of it.

  • Garrett W

    I was a customer with monitronics for about 2 years and had received numerous phone calls from them and other home security companies after I cancelled contract. I filled out, and mailed the form I had received in the mail. These phone calls occurred years ago and I was wondering what the next steps are and how to proceed with this settlement.

  • Latrice C

    Would like more information on if ADT is the company. If so in Cleveland, Ohio we still receive calls.

  • Mia d

    Help on claiming settlement monies from Monitronics class action lawsuit

  • Gus D

    Awaiting any further info concerning this case!

  • TJ H

    I was looking for the claim form to fill out in the monitronics matter. Where can I find the claim form on your website? Thank you.

  • Maikel c

    Maikel Cruz 480-246-9043 I want to know what is this form about more information please

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