Update: The Court held the Fairness Hearing on December 12, 2019, and the Court granted final approval of the Settlement on December 30, 2019. You may read the Order here.
What is the lawsuit about?
A class action settlement has been reached in the lawsuit Ahmed, et al. v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., et al., No. 5:15-cv-02057, which is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ("Court"). This lawsuit claims that PHH Mortgage Corporation and HSBC Mortgage Corporation (USA). ("Defendants"), violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. § 227, by (a) using an automatic telephone dialing system to call cell phones ("Automatic Calls") without proper consent, or (b) using an artificial or prerecorded voice ("Prerecorded Calls"). Defendants deny they did anything wrong.
Who is included?
You are in the “Settlement Class” if Defendants called you using a dialing system on a cell phone number during the Settlement Class Period regarding mortgages owned and/or serviced by or on behalf of Defendant HSBC Mortgage Corporation (USA), and you did not consent to receive such calls.
How do I participate?
In order to get a payment, Class Members were required to submit a Claim Form by November 4, 2019. The deadline to submit a Claim Form has passed.