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“Slamming” Class Action Settlement Gets Final Approval

On November 13, 2017, United States District Court Judge Timothy S. Black entered an order granting final approval to a class action settlement negotiated by Goldenberg Schneider and its co-counsel on behalf of approximately 25,000 class members.  The settlement is based upon allegations that class members had their long distance telephone service provider switched to Defendant Silv Communications, Inc. without permission in violation of 47 U.S.C. §§ 201(b) and 258(b) of the federal Wire or Radio Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. § 201, et seq.  This unlawful practice is known as “slamming.”  The proposed settlement provides for the creation of a $450,000 settlement fund that will be used to pay claims up to $120 per class member.

The case is Kimber Baldwin Designs, LLC v. Silv Communications, Inc., No 1:16-CV-00448 and is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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