If you received a text message advertisement from US Coachways, Inc. either (a) on a cellular telephone or (b) more than once within any twelve-month period to phone numbers registered on the Do Not Call Registry, you May Be Entitled to Receive a Payment From a Settlement Fund.


A proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) Bull v. US Coachways, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-05789 (N.D. Ill.) (the “Action”) would resolve a lawsuit brought on behalf of persons who received text messages promoting the goods and services of US Coachways, Inc. (“US Coachways”) that were directed to (a) telephone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry and/or (b) to cellular telephone numbers using an automated telephone dialing system, which are alleged to have violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the “TCPA”). US Coachways denies that it violated any laws or it did anything wrong, and has agreed to the Settlement solely to avoid the burden, expense, risk and uncertainty of continuing the Lawsuit.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT:

Do Nothing and Potentially Receive a Payment: If you are a member of the Settlement Class whose number and address is within the records obtained in the case and you do nothing, and the Settlement is finally approved by the Court, you will be bound by all of the terms of the Settlement, including the releases of claims, and you will receive a payment from the Settlement Fund if any proceeds can be recovered from US Coachways’ insurance company.
Exclude yourself: You may “opt out” and exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you opt out, you will not be eligible to receive any payment, and you will not release any claims you may have – you will be free to pursue whatever legal rights you may have at your own risk and expense. To exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must mail a request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrato (address below) postmarked by October 14, 2016 that includes your full name, address, telephone number or numbers, a statement that you wish to be excluded from the Settlement, and your personal signature.
Object to the Settlement: You may object to the Settlement by submitting a written objection in Bull v. US Coachways, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-05789, to (1) the Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 219 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60604 and (2) Class Counsel and (3) the Settlement Administrator, postmarked by October 14, 2016. Any objection to the Settlement must include your full name; address; telephone numbers that you maintain were called; all grounds for your objection, with factual and legal support for each stated ground; the identity of any witnesses you may call to testify; copies of any exhibits that you intend to introduce into evidence at the Final Approval Hearing; and a statement of whether you intend to appear at the Final Approval Hearing with or without counsel. Attendance at the hearing is not necessary; however, persons wishing to be heard orally (either personally or through counsel) in opposition to the approval of the Settlement are required to file a timely objection as set forth above.

Your options are explained in the Notice. To ask to be excluded, you must act before October 14, 2016.

Visit the Case Documents page, where you will find the Court’s order certifying the class, the complaint that the Plaintiff submitted, the Defendants’ answer, as well as aother documents. You may also speak to one of the lawyers whose contact information can be found in the Notice or on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please do not contact the Court.

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