Matthew Grogan, et al. v. Aaron’s, Inc.

Case No. 1:18-cv-02821-JPB

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division

If you received a call from Aaron’s Inc. between June 8, 2014 and May 1, 2020 when you were not a customer of Aaron’s, and you meet other requirements, you could receive a payment from a class action settlement.

Important Dates

August 10, 2020 — Exclusion Deadline.

August 10, 2020 — Objection Deadline.

September 8, 2020 — Claim Filing Deadline. Online claims must be submitted by this date. Mailed claims must be postmarked by this date.

October 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. — Final Approval Hearing.

Plaintiffs brought a lawsuit alleging that Aaron’s, Inc. d/b/a Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership (“Aaron’s”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq. by using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice to place calls to cell phones, and that these calls were made without the prior express consent of Class Members, who were not customers of Aaron’s. Aaron’s denies the allegations in the lawsuit.

Plaintiffs and Aaron’s have agreed to a proposed Settlement, which affects all individuals who were subscribers or customary users of a telephone number that was called by Aaron’s using the Genesys Interactive Intelligence System and/or a prerecorded voice, from June 8, 2014 through May 1, 2020, where the telephone number has been associated with a wrong-party wrap up code at any time in Aaron’s records (calls that fit within this category are referred to as the “Calls”).

The Settlement, if approved, would provide $2,175,000 to pay valid and timely claims of those persons who received any Calls from Aaron’s, as well as to pay Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees, service awards to the four class representatives, and administrative costs of the settlement; avoid the further cost and risk associated with continuing the lawsuit; and release Aaron’s from further liability.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act. Read the Notice carefully. Para leer el Aviso en Español, haga clic aquí.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

This is the only way to get a payment. You can submit a valid and timely claim form online, by phone at 1-844-934-2923, or by mail to Aaron’s TCPA Settlement, c/o Claims Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103. If you fail to do so, you will not receive a settlement payment.

Click here to submit a Claim Form online.

Click here to download a Claim Form.

Deadline:
September 8, 2020

DO NOTHING

Get no payment. Give up any rights to sue Aaron’s separately regarding the legal claims in this case.

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EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR “OPT OUT" OF THE SETTLEMENT

If you ask to be excluded, you will get no payment. You will also not waive any rights you may have against Aaron’s with respect to the legal claims in this case.

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Deadline:
August 10, 2020

OBJECT

Write to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair.

Click here for more information on objection to the Settlement.

Deadline:
August 10, 2020

GO TO A HEARING

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

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Date:
October 1, 2020

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice. Para leer el Aviso en Español, haga clic aquí.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Compensation will be issued if the Court approves the Settlement and after appeals are resolved, if any. Please be patient.

Please do not telephone the Court or the Court Clerk’s Office to inquire about this Settlement or the Claims Process.