If you received a recorded or robocall between July 2009 and March 2014 announcing that you have won a free cruise you may be entitled to a settlement of up to $900 per telephone number. This is the result of a settlement in the class action lawsuit brought by Philip Charvat. The plaintiff alleges that Resort Marketing Group, Inc. (RMG) made pre-recorded telemarketing calls offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Lines in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The defendants in the lawsuit vigorously deny that there was any violation of the TCPA and the cruise line companies vigorously deny that they authorized RMG to make any calls on their behalf. The parties have agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense, delay, and uncertainties of litigation. Judge Andrea R. Wood of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has granted preliminary approval of the settlement.
To find out if your telephone number is part of the settlement and make your claim simply go to https://www.rmgtcpasettlement.com/Landing.aspx. Frequently asked questions about the lawsuit and the settlement can be found at https://www.rmgtcpasettlement.com/Faqs.aspx.