$24.15M Settlement Reached in Sallie Mae Cell Phone Text Message Class Action Lawsuit

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Seattle, WA: A class action lawsuit settlement has been agreed between student loan borrowers and a subsidiary of SLM Corp. The lawsuit (Mark A. Arthur, et al. v. Sallie Mae Inc., No. 10-0198, W.D. Wash.), claimed the subsidiary violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making a number of non-emergency autodialed calls and/or automated text messages to the borrowers' cellular telephones in an attempt to collect on outstanding student loan debt.

Settlement terms, which must first receive final approval, include Sallie Mae paying out $24.15 million to the borrowers that received the autodialed calls or automated text messages to their cellular phones by Sallie Mae Inc.

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Carolyn
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they call me every 2-3 hours for a week just as the bill comes out they are automated/autodialed no one on the other end when they aren't even available and worse on SUNDAY. (got 9 calls this last sunday).. and my account is NOT late and they have NO REASON to CALL ME.. but there is NEVER anyone on the other end.. just an automated message.. they have completely disrupted my life for NO REASON!!

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Juliette Rubi
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They call my home 24/7. A day

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