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Welcome to the Settlement website for the Grider vs. Clark County Collection Service, LLC., Case No. 2:13-cv- 01731-KJD- CWH.  This website has been established to provide general information about the Settlement.  The capitalized terms used on this website, and not defined herein, shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Settlement Agreement (“Settlement Agreement”).

Background of the Litigation

On September 20, 2013, Plaintiff filed a class action complaint (hereinafter referred to as the “Action”) against Defendant and other entities, asserting inter alia class claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (hereinafter referred to as the “TCPA”), Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that Defendant violated the TCPA by calling his cellular telephone, without “prior express consent” using an “automatic telephone dialing system” and not for “emergency purposes.” First, Plaintiff alleged that Defendant committed negligent violations of the TCPA. Second, Plaintiff alleged that Defendant committed knowing and/or willful violations of the TCPA. Plaintiff further alleged that Defendant engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of the Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act, (the “NDTPA”).

Defendant in the Action denies any and all liability for the claims asserted in the Action. Defendant specifically denies that they called Plaintiff or putative class members without their consent, that they used an ATDS, that they violated the TCPA or the NDTPA, or that Plaintiff and the putative class members are entitled to any relief. Defendant further contends that the Action is not amenable to class certification and have vigorously opposed class certification sought by Plaintiff. Defendant believes that it is a legal and factual impossibility to have identifiable Settlement Class Members, and that notification of the class is problematic, particularly those Settlement Class Members who have changed their cell phone numbers over the last six years. Nevertheless, given the risks, uncertainties, burden and expense of continued litigation, Defendant has agreed to settle this litigation on the terms set forth in this Agreement, subject to Court approval.

Plaintiff and Defendant have engaged in substantial discovery. In an attempt to settle the Action, the Parties participated in a mediation session on January 6, 2015, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leavitt (Ret.). Counsel for Plaintiff and counsel for Defendant have also had numerous telephone conferences and exchanged numerous emails regarding settlement. On April 7, 2015, a status hearing was held in the Action. The Parties advised the Court of the progress which had been made toward settlement, and generally identified the obstacles which remained. The Court then ordered the Parties to mediation with U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl W. Hoffman. The Mediation with Magistrate Judge Hoffman took place on June 19, 2015, commencing at 8:30 a.m. By 5:15 p.m., the Parties had reached an agreement as to the essential terms of a settlement. The Parties attempted to reduce their agreement into a fully integrated settlement agreement and release but still were at an impasse as to one material term. On September 22, 2015, the Parties again attended a Judicial Settlement Conference with Magistrate Judge Hoffman and were able to reach an agreement to fully resolve the Action.

The Settlement

The Parties have reached an agreement to settle the Class Action Settlement (“Settlement”), which is subject to final approval by the Court.  The Final Fairness will be hold on February 21, 2016 at the United States District Court, District of Nevada, Lloyd D. George United State Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89148 before the Honorable Kent J. Dawson.

Further Information

If you have questions for Class Counsel, or would like additional information, please call, toll-free 1-844- 744-8424, or send an email to claims@ilymgroupclassaction.com. Do not contact Clark County Collection Service or the Court with your questions.

Important Dates:

Mailing of Class Notice:  August 12, 2016
Opt-Out Deadline: December 20, 2016
Objections Deadline: February 13, 2017
Claim Deadline: December 12, 2016
Final Approval Hearing: February 21, 2017