Class members alleged Monitronics, which sells security alarm monitoring equipment, and several alarm manufacturers, of violating the TCPA by using automated telephone dialing systems and calling numbers listed on the Do Not Call Registry to promote security products from Monitronics and Honeywell. The class further claimed that Monitonics was vicariously liable for calls placed by its authorized dealers and their subdealers and vendors.
If granted final approval, the settlement would provide monetary damages to class members who, from May 2007 to the date the settlement is approved, received unsolicited and automated telephone calls from Monitronics. Each class member is expected to earn between $12 and $25, according to the settlement.
Notably, court documents state that this proposed settlement does not apply to the other defendants in the litigation, including Alliance Security Inc., UTC Fire & Security Inc., Honeywell or Alarm.com.
The case is Monitronics International Inc., Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, case number 1:13-md-02493, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.