Settlement Approved in Google Slide Text Message Class Action Lawsuit

July 8 2013

17403s.jpg Los Angeles, CA: Final approval of a settlement in the spam text messaging class action pending against Google subsidiary Slide Inc, has been granted.

The lawsuit alleges Google’s Slide violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending text messages to consumers regarding the “Disco” messaging service without receiving prior express consent to do so.

People who live in the US or its territories who received a text message regarding the Disco messaging service sent through the Disco messaging service without ther prior express consent are included in the settlement class.

The text messages involved contained the following or similar language: “Disco is a group texting service. Standard SMS rates may apply or chat for FREE w/ our app – http://disco.com/d More info? Text *help To quit? Text *leave.”

According to the Slide Disco TCPA class action, plaintiffs received over 100 text messages in a single day through Disco.com, which is a group-texting platform developed by Slide that allows people to send texts to 99 people at once. When one recipient replies, the response is sent to everyone in the group.

Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a cash payment. The actual amount of payments will be a pro rata share based on the number of valid claim forms received and will not exceed $500.

The lawsuit, entitled Pimental v. Google Inc., Case No. 11-cv-02585-YGR, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, was approved by US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on June 26.

For complete information on the settlement and to download forms, visit: https://www.discotextsettlement.com//

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