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$11M Settlement Reached in Walgreen Prescription Robocall Class Action Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Walgreens lawsuit.

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New York, NY: An $11 million settlement has tentatively been reached in a robocall class action lawsuit pending against the national drugstore chain Walgreen Co. The lawsuit alleges Walgreen is violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by placing robocalls to customers' cellphones with prerecorded prescription reminder messages.

According to the terms of the deal, Walgreen will pay the $11 million into a fund to be disbursed among eligible class members, in addition to paying trial and attorney costs. Putative class members can expect to receive around $20 each for their claims, according to the settlement motion.

Eligible class members include all customers who received a prerecorded prescription call from Walgreens to their cellphone. The class is expected to include more than 9 million people.

Additionally, Walgreens has agreed to improve its procedures for confirming that customers have consented to receive prerecorded prescription calls to their cellphones, and to make it easier for customers to opt out or in of the refill reminder program, according to the settlement.

Filed in 2013, the lawsuit claims that the plaintiff, Robert Kolinek', had given his cellphone number to Walgreen because he thought it would be used to verify his identity. He alleges began receiving the prerecorded calls on his cellphone in early 2012. Kolinek alleges that Walgreen had harvested the cellphone numbers from its customer database and had never gained their consent.

The suit is Kolinek v. Walgreen Co., case number 1:13-cv-04806, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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Reader Comments

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Are the amounts received considered taxable? I never received any end-of-year 1099 type form.

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Just got my check for 3.87 it's dated for June 29 2018 void after July 30 2018 mailed to me
August 2 2018 nice job guys burn in hell

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Just got my check today for $3.87. Did not expect to make a windfall but I see the bloodsucking vermin received over $2 million!!

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I received a check for a extravagant amount of $3.87. Thank is just too funny. Bank of America check, so is this one a fake? How come everyone else is getting $27.70, What a joke this whole ordeal is?

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I got a check for 3 dollars and 87 cents . What a worthless amount of time to spend on what they probably spent on the trees it cost to mail out all the checks . Greed that's all greed. Oh and don't use my email to send or sell to third parties!

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You guys were fortunate. I received my check today, March 31, 2018 for the astounding amount of $3.87! I guess the attorneys did all right. I don't know how the rest of you got $27.70; perhaps the money ran out when it came to sending some to me. These Civil Action suits are great for the attorneys but not so great for the rest of us. Peace.

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I was called 3 to 4 times a day on my cell phone advising me that my prescription was ready. A prescription that I knew nothing about. This went on for about a year. Is this class action suit still going on?

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I see that some have received their Walgreen's settlement checks May 2015, July 2015 I'm sorry to say I have not received mine and since I'm on a fixed income I sure can use it. I tried to get a hold of your frim to give them a change of address but no luck

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Filed a claim...never received the check!!

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I RECIEVED A CHECK IN AMOUNT OF $27.70..IT CAME AS A POSTCARD CHECK.. ARE THIS PISTCARD FHECKS LEGAL. WHERE DO I SIGN MY NAME AT.. I DONT WANT TO GO TO JAIL FOR TRYING TO CASH THIS POSTCARD CHECK..I THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE SEEM A LITTLE MORE MONEY FOR ALL THE TIMES I HAD TO GO TO WALGREENS TO PICK UP MY SCRIPTS THAT NEVER WAS READY. I DONT HAVE A CAR I HAD TO USE MY BICYCLE TO GO IN ALL THE HEAT IN FLORIDA.

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Has anyone had issues cashing check if so what issues and how was it reaolved. I got my check just never seen a check like this before. Just moved north and my bank is a southern bank so I can't exactly deposit it.

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I received my check in the mail and accidently shredded it. Is there a way I can get another check issued? Thank you .

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I received my check in the mail and accidently shredded it. Is there a way I can get another check issued? Thank you .

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my check is here, which is in a post card could someone please tell me how i'm supposed to cash this that is set up like a post card. I cant even sign the back of the check and I need every penny that is owed to me

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Filed a claim Never received a check

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received my check. contacted bmo harris bank and they told me the routing number is correct but the account number isn't. so how many have actually cashed the check without repercussions of any type; don't want to deposit a fraudulent check

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Am I going to get a check?

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I like to request a from for the settlement
I have already. Sent a from in the mail but i diden get the mony the chack i got was $27.70 € . and there was a mistake. On my address. They naver put my mill box number. Please contact.

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I received my check today. BUT I'm still getting the calls on a daily bases, and the funny thing is I have stopped dealing with Walgreens in December last year! This week alone Sun, Mon, & today I have proof of 4 calls so far. Now What?

If this is information needed for future legal action, feel free to email me.

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FYI TO ALL POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS: I received a check in a white, plain post card type mass mailing, which didn't appear it could be opened. I almost threw it away, until I examined it further. I wonder how many people did that?

So lets do the math... 1st you have to take the roughly 33.3% off the top for legal fees, + expenses to our alleged "hero" Mr. Kollnek, Frivolous Attorney at Law. That leaves roughly $7.3 million for the "victims." Then take the roughly 7.3 million (11 million minus the 33.3%) and divide that by the $27.70 allegedly given out to each "victim." that only leaves about 267,000 (+-) people that can possibly collect a check that won't even pay for the increase in prices Walgreens will pass on to all of us for this suit... The reports say there's as many as "9 million victims." HUH???

99% of all local, state & federal lawmakers are lawyers & they protect their own to be sure! The system is rigged toward the lawyers, not the people, not property rights, not liberty, not freedom of movement, and certainly not justice. There are two clandestine evil/criminal organizations, operating under cover of law, and conspiring to erode our rights. They are out of control & ruining this country in my opinion; 1st are the Lawyers along with their lawmaker (also lawyer buddies) conspirators, and 2nd is the corrupt, feckless & bald face lying media. All of the media! And they've been doing it for decades.

Sadly though, at the end of the day, "we the people" are all to blame. We are mostly lazy, ignorant, educated by pop-culture and accept as truth everything we hear from pop-culture as pure truth. Disclaimer: There are some exceptions of course (you know who you are). We get the government we deserve, because evil is like water, it will always find the path of least resistance.. We have to do better folks...

Here's an idea... I cashed my settlement check and went to Goodwill, where they told me of a sweet elderly lady that has no family & comes there to sometimes socialize. I called and invited her to lunch with me... She was so interesting to listen to about history she witnessed in her lifetime. I enjoyed it so much, I will surly do it again... God bless you all! Just my .02 cents...

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Kolinek v. Walgreens co. Settlement administrtor sent me a check for twenty seven dolars and seventy cents from a 11million settlemen and not only that i never signed to that amount, plus never talked with any one. Seems like a scam can any one tell me whats going on. Cause these lawyers or shaddy wen it comes to money an power of authority they ten to leve ppl in the bline. Hell with that they family already rich some one plese help in this matter.

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Got my check for $27.70 today. I actually thought it was a good idea to get the reminders from Walgreens so I am mailing the check back in protest..

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I just received my check today: $27.70 :)

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Got my check today

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Checks issued 27.70 received mine today. The settlement was low for the damage that Walgreens caused some customers that are on restricted phone plans without unlimited minutes or text. Walgreens got off the hook with a minor slap on the wrist.

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Got a check on 5/9/16 for $27.70

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Got my check today for $27.70.

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I want my check. My claim was sent in as soon as the forms were sent to me for filing in July 2015. I filed on time yet, I have not heard anything! I would also like the documentation of the number of class members in the settlement also please. All of my information is the same.

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If you read the article on the web site it says everyone will get their money no later than may 4th and it will only be about 20.00 so I wouldn't get so upset about where your money is.

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No authorization given for robotic calls b
Never mind HIPPA

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I fill my claim the same day I received and not have heard anything try calling the number and no responds

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I don't receive no mail but a card I would like to know what going on

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I have also filed a claim in june of 2015, I tried contacting the lawfirm about the issue of not recieving a claim or any update,email,phone calls,letters etc. about the lawsuit. I did speak with someone and they told me to go to the same web address that the admin left here in the comments...but it doesnt work.I would hope that someone on the the otherside of this is ensuring the millions of people that are involved are kept in the loop.I would also like a follow up email on this. Please respond.

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Someone was rude to enrich our names and numbers phone.Kolinek web side is banned.Big robbery in 2016 all deliberately advance from small group of people.

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How much IS each individual supposed to get??? Does anyone know for sure. Thanks

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The people getting paid are the lawyers, and judges, it seems like we signed a scam for them to get rich quick.

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my mother filled the claim and has not yet recieves check i would like to know what is goin
on thank you so much hope is not a scam than you please feel free to to contact me in my e.mail

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I filed a claim too against Walgreen's and have not seen a payment I know they settled so what's the hold up

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The website given by the administrator on December 30, 2015 is useless. It is the same website as listed on the legal notice postcard first sent out in June 2015. There is a recorded message but no real person to talk to and no new information as to when the claims will be paid.

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I sent my claim in July and get have not got my check yet what do I need to do.

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I also have been waiting on a check and never received one. I find it very annoying that it is impossible to talk to a REAL person on the phone about this issue. When is the deadline for everyone to get their money?? I agree that this seems like a scam. It would be nice to know how much we are even getting! This is ridiculous.

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Claim processing can take awhile--one of the frustrations of the claim submission process, but it allows the claims administrator to thoroughly process all the claims and ensure the validity of each. Final approval of this settlement happened at the end of November--and it is after that time that all the claims are processed by the claims administrator. Here is a link to where you can keep track of the status, and also reach out to contact someone who can help you further with your settlement claim. https://eclaim.kccllc.net/caclaimforms/wtt/home.aspx

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I filed a claim and have not received anything I filed thru top class action lawsuits website ...so when do we get ours

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I mailed my notice back the same day I got it. I not only had prerecorded calls, humans were calling aswell. i WANT MY 11 MILLION TOO!

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I filed before the deadline and it's now the middle of December and i have not received anything i want the check that's owed to me what's going on

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Well it seems like maybe this was a scam.... Due to that when I first received the little legal notice I the mail, I had filled and submitted the claim of the bottom portion and have already been sent within few days after receiving it and here it is freaking December....Christmas time and I never heard anything back or about it anymore.... SO WHAT THE HECK.....WHERE IS MY CLAIM AND MY CHECK OR PAYMENT????????????

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Ive moved sence i sent in my claim

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I filed on time for settlement. And I would like my check as well please & the documentation of the number of class members in settlement please. Thank you

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I need to know when I get my share of settlement from Walgreen call lawsuit... Is it a scam? Someone please email me with an answer...

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I have moved since my claim was filled out. My concern is while I was sick this was settled and only now am I able to do an address change. Who do I contact to make sure my settlement did not get returned and is sent to the correct address. So far I have only gotten recorded lines. I have my claim number. Who do I contact as their are so many others people in this case not just me.
Thank You,
Candy House

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I want my check please call me i send in my claim in July 2015

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