Silv Communication “Slamming” Class Action

Goldenberg Schneider has joined forces with attorneys from Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA, in bringing a putative class action against Silv Communications, Inc. (“Silv”) on behalf of approximately 25,000 class members.  The class action complaint alleges that class members had their long distance telephone service provider switched to Silv 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. (the “Communications Act”) and Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  This unlawful practice is known as “slamming.”  On June 13, 2017, United States District Court Judge Timothy S. Black entered an order granting preliminary approval to a class action settlement that provides for the creation of a $450,000 settlement fund that will be used to pay claims up to $120 per class member.

The Court will hold a hearing on October 23, 2017 to decide whether to grant final approval to the settlement.  Class members may make a claim for monetary benefits, exclude themselves from the settlement, object to the settlement, or ask to speak at the hearing.  The case, Kimber Baldwin Designs, LLC v. Silv Communications, Inc., No 1:16-CV-00448, is currently pending before Judge Black in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.


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