Welcome to the Official Website of the Settlement Administrator for the DIRECTV Prerecord TCPA Settlement.

If you received a prerecorded DIRECTV debt collection call, and you were not or are not a DIRECTV customer, you may be entitled to money from a $17 million class action settlement.


Important Dates
8/24/2022
Preliminary Approval Granted
10/19/2022
Plaintiffs’ Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
11/18/2022
Opt Out/Objection Deadline
12/19/2022
Claim Submission Deadline
2/24/2023
Final Approval Hearing
TBD
Final Approval Granted
TBD
Payment Mailing Date
This is the official website for the settlement in the United States District Court for the Central District of California for the case known as Brown v. DIRECTV, LLC, Case No. 2:13-cv-01170. Plaintiff says that DIRECTV, through four debt collection agencies (Credit Management, LP (“CMI), iQor, Inc. (“iQor”), AFNI, Inc. (“AFNI”), and Enhanced Recovery Company, Inc. (“ERC”)) made debt collection calls using prerecorded messages to the cellular telephones of individuals who were not DIRECTV customers. Plaintiff says that these calls violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) because DIRECTV did not have the prior express consent to make calls using prerecorded messages to the cellular telephones of these non-customers, as is required by the law. DIRECTV disagrees and argues that it should not held responsible for calls from the debt collection agencies, and that the calls do not violate of the law. Both parties agreed to a Settlement instead of going to trial to avoid the cost and uncertainty of a trial, as well as appeals of the Court’s decisions.

The Settlement Class includes all persons residing within the United States who, within four years prior to and after the filing of this action, received a non-emergency telephone call(s) from DIRECTV and/or iQor, CMI, AFNI, or ERC regarding a debt allegedly owed to DIRECTV, to a cellular telephone through the use of an artificial or prerecorded voice, and who has not been a DIRECTV customer at any time since October 1, 2004. The Settlement Class encompasses only persons associated with the telephone numbers and calls during the Settlement Class Period in Plaintiff’s summary judgment motions.
DIRECTV has agreed to create a common fund of $17,000,000 to pay cash awards to Settlement Class Members, pay the costs of administration of the settlement, and pay attorneys’ fees, expenses, and an incentive award to the Class Representative as approved by the Court. If you submit a valid and timely claim, and you received calls from CMI or iQor, you will receive two pro-rata shares of the settlement fund, after deducting administrative expenses, any payments to the class representative, and attorneys’ fees and expenses as approved by the Court. If you received calls from AFNI or ERC, you will receive one pro-rata share.

You must submit a valid and timely Claim Form to receive a cash award.