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Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below answers to frequently asked questions
  1. What is this case about?
  2. Am I a class member?
  3. What will I receive as a class member?
  4. How do I submit a claim?
  5. How do I opt out of the settlement?
  6. How do I object to the settlement?
  7. When is the Fairness Hearing?
  8. Where do I get more information or how can I contact the Settlement Administrator?
  1. What is this case about?

    Answer: The Plaintiff alleges that AllianceOne violated a law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling cellphones without prior express consent using an automated telephone dialer. AllianceOne denies that it broke the law and strongly denies doing anything wrong.

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  2. Am I a class member?

    Answer: You are a Class Member if you are a person within the United States to whom any telephone calls were made by AllianceOne or any of the other Released Parties between February 8, 2004 and November 30, 2010 to your cellular telephone, paging service, specialized mobile radio service, other radio common carrier service or any service for which the called party is charged for the call, through the use of any automatic telephone dialing system which has the capacity to store or produce numbers (whether or not such capacity was used), including, without limitation, an automated dialing machine dialer, auto-dialer or predictive dialer, or an artificial or prerecorded voice, without your prior express consent.

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  3. What will I receive as a class member?

    Answer: If the Settlement is given Final Approval, the amount that will be allocated to you will be based upon the number of individuals who qualify as Qualified Class Members, subject to a maximum of $40 per Qualified Class Member. If more claims are received than would allow $40 per claimant to be awarded based upon the Remainder Amount, then the Remainder Amount will be divided and paid to the approved claimants on a pro rata basis.
    Each Class Member shall be entitled to make only one Settlement Claim irrespective of the number of telephone calls, cellular telephone numbers, or pager numbers, or alleged violations that may have occurred.

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  4. How do I submit a claim?

    Answer: You must submit a claim no later than August 6, 2012 in order for the claim to be valid. If it is a valid claim, you are entitled to receive a cash settlement award.
    There are three ways to submit a claim:
    1) You can submit a claim electronically by clicking here.
    2) You can file your claim over the telephone. If you submit a claim by telephone, your conversation will be recorded and you will be required to state under penalty of perjury that the information you have submitted is accurate. If you would like to submit a claim by phone, please call (888) 213-7648.
    3) You can print out a claim form available here. You can fill it out and mail it to the address indicated on the form.

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  5. How do I opt out of the settlement?

    Answer: If you do not want to be part of this settlement, you may exclude yourself by advising the Settlement Administrator in writing postmarked no later than August 16, 2012 to AllianceOne Settlement c/o Gilardi & Co LLC P.O. Box 8090, San Rafael, CA 94912-8090. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, and your signature. If you do not exclude yourself, you will be bound by any final judgment in the action.

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  6. How do I object to the settlement?

    Answer: If you want to object to the settlement, you may file an objection with the U.S. District Court, 940 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101 postmarked no later than August 16, 2012, and send a copy to the Settlement Administrator addressed as follows: AllianceOne Settlement c/o Gilardi & Co LLC P.O. Box 8090, San Rafael, CA 94912-8090. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, signature, and a full explanation of why you object to the Settlement.

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  7. When is the Fairness Hearing?

    Answer: The Court has scheduled a Fairness Hearing for August 27, 2012, at 2:30 p.m., at the U.S. District Court, 940 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101, to decide whether to approve the Settlement, and if so, to determine the amount of fees and costs to be awarded to Class Counsel from the Settlement Fund. Class Counsel is seeking fees of up to one-third of the $9,000,000 Settlement Fund, and costs not to exceed $350,000.

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  8. Where do I get more information or how can I contact the Settlement Administrator?

    Answer: You can find answers to common questions about the settlement, plus other information, including a copy of the Settlement Agreement, on the website www.allianceonesettlement.com. You may also write to: AllianceOne Settlement c/o Gilardi & Co LLC P.O. Box 808061 Petaluma, CA 94975-8061

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