Ill. Judge Gives Initial OK To $1.7M Tribune TCPA Deal

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By Celeste Bott (November 23, 2021, 2:29 PM EST) — An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday granted preliminary approval to a $1.7 million settlement resolving class claims that Tribune Publishing Co. used spoof caller IDs to place newspaper delivery service advertising calls with people who’d already asked not to be contacted.

During a teleconference Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly gave his initial signoff to the deal, which would resolve the Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit filed in December by lead plaintiff George Moore, saying its terms and the requested fees for class counsel appeared to be fair and reasonable at this stage.

The settlement class consists of roughly 28,000…

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