This website contains information regarding a proposed class action settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court in Abante Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. et al. v. Alarm.com Incorporated et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case No. 4:15-cv-06314.
NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT
A proposed settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit entitled Abante Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. et al. v. Alarm.com Incorporated et al., Case No. 4:15-cv-06314, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The class representatives brought this lawsuit alleging that Alarm.com’s dealer, Alliance Security, Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq. (“TCPA”) by making or retaining others to make automated telemarketing calls promoting Alarm.com’s goods or services to cellular telephones, and making calls using an artificial or pre-recorded voice to a residential line, and calling telephone numbers registered on the National Do-Not-Call Registry without prior permission from the people contacted. Under the TCPA a person is entitled to receive $500 for calls that were placed using a pre-recorded message or automated telephone dialing system without the person’s consent. A person is entitled to receive up to $500 per call for calls placed to telephone numbers registered on the National Do-Not-Call Registry without that person’s consent. If the person proves the calls were placed willfully, the person is entitled to triple the amount awarded, up to $1,500.
The Court has certified a class for settlement purposes only (the “Settlement Class”). U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers (the “Court”) is in charge of this class action.
Alarm.com denies that it made any telemarketing calls or that it should be held liable for calls that Alliance made.
THE SETTLEMENT CLASS
You are in the “Settlement Class” if, on or after December 30, 2011, you received a telemarketing call promoting Alarm.com’s goods or services from Alliance or third parties hired by Alliance:
(1) On a cellular telephone using an automatic telephone dialing system or artificial or pre-recorded voice; or
(2) On a residential telephone using an artificial or pre-recorded voice; or
(3) Two or more times within a twelve-month period on a cellular or residential telephone number that was on the National Do-Not-Call Registry.
You are NOT part of the Settlement Class if you previously excluded yourself from this class action or you provided your telephone number to Alarm.com before receiving calls from Alliance. The Settlement Class also does not include any persons who validly request exclusion from the Settlement Class (see FAQ 10). A person who does not exclude him or herself is a “Settlement Class Member.”