Michael Sheean v. Convergent Outsourcing, Inc., Case No. 2:18-cv-11532 

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

This is a notice of a settlement of a class action lawsuit.  This is not a notice of a lawsuit against you.

If you received an automated or artificial voice or prerecorded voice call on your cellular telephone from Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. (“Convergent”) from November 11, 2016 through February 25, 2019, and you were not the person Convergent was trying to reach, or you instructed Convergent to stop placing calls to your cellular telephone number but received at least one additional call from Convergent, you may be entitled to compensation as a result of the settlement in the class action lawsuit captioned:

Sheean v. Convergent Outsourcing, Inc., No. 2:18-cv-11532 (E.D. Mich.)

A federal court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

A consumer sued Convergent alleging, among other things, that Convergent made calls to cellular telephone numbers of consumers (1) who were not the persons that Convergent was attempting to reach, or (2) after Convergent was told to stop calling those consumers’ cellular telephone numbers, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227.

A settlement will result in a $3.71 million fund to fully settle and release claims of persons to whom Convergent placed, or caused to be placed, a call, by using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice, from November 11, 2016 through February 25, 2019, either (i) directed to a number assigned to a cellular telephone service, but not assigned to the intended recipient of Convergent’s calls, or (ii) directed to a number assigned to a cellular telephone service, to which Convergent was previously instructed to stop placing calls.

The settlement fund will be used to pay settlement amounts to class members who elect to participate, after deducting the costs of settlement notice and administration, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses, and an incentive award to the consumer who sued Convergent.

Your legal rights are affected, and you now have a choice to make:

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Submit a Timely Claim Form

If you submit a valid claim form by September 23, 2019, you will receive a share of the TCPA settlement fund after expenses are deducted, and you will release TCPA claims you may have against Convergent related to this case.

Exclude Yourself or "Opt Out" of the Settlement

If you exclude yourself from the settlement, you will not receive a share of the TCPA settlement fund, and you will not release any TCPA claims you have against Convergent. The deadline for excluding yourself is September 23, 2019.

Object

Write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement. The deadline to object is September 23, 2019.

Go to the Final Approval Hearing

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement if you file a valid and timely objection.

Do Nothing

If you do nothing, you will not receive a share of the TCPA settlement fund, but if you are an TCPA class member you will release TCPA claims you may have against Convergent related to this case.