June 29, 2022
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National Grid Tcpa Settlement 2022: Scam Or Legit? Find Out!

Have you received an email from The National Grid about a settlement for the company’s violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Do you want to know If it is a scam email? Is the National grid tcpa settlement scam Or Legit? Find Out!

What is National Grid Tcpa Settlement

National Grid” includes utilities operating in New York as KeySpan Gas East Corporation, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation; in Massachusetts as Boston Gas Company, Colonial Gas Company (now part of Boston Gas), Massachusetts Electric Company, Nantucket Electric Company; and in Rhode Island as The Narragansett Electric Company.

National Grid has agreed to pay out a settlement of $38.5 million as a result of the class action lawsuit Jenkins v. National Grid USA et al., 2:15-cv-01219 (E.D. N.Y. 2021) that claims the company violated the TCPA Act by calling customers on their cell phones without their consent.

National Grid Utilities

The National Grid utilities include:

  • New York: KeySpan Gas East Corporation, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company, and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Massachusetts: Boston Gas Company, Colonial Gas Compay, Massachusetts Electric Company, and Nantucket Electric Company
  • Rhode Island: Narragansett Electric Company

How to file in order to receive the settlement

According to the settlement website: “It is estimated by Class Counsel that settlement payments will range between $50 and $150 per Settlement Class Member, although the actual amount could be higher or lower.”

Claims must be submitted by May 12, 2022.

  • A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving certain claims that National Grid and its debt collectors made calls with automated dialers and/or prerecorded or artificial voice messages to cellular telephones related to: (1) the payment or status of a current or past National Grid Utility Account or bill; (2) an “important matter” concerning a current or past National Grid Utility Account or bill; (3) a disconnect notice concerning a current or past National Grid Utility Account; (4) an invitation from National Grid to attend a Customer Assistance Expo or to meet with or speak to the National Grid Consumer Advocacy Group, National Grid Consumer Advocate, or National Grid Credit Department; or (5) the availability of a government assistance program, such as the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), to assist with payments to National Grid, all without the prior express consent of the persons called. Plaintiffs allege that this conduct violates the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act. National Grid denies those allegations and disputes that it did anything wrong.
  • You may be included in the Settlement Class if you are a person residing in the United States who, from March 9, 2011 until October 29, 2021, received a telephone call on a cellular telephone using a prerecorded or artificial voice from National Grid related to any one of the five reasons outlined above.
  • If the Settlement is approved and becomes final, National Grid will pay thirty-eight million five-hundred thousand dollars ($38,500,000.00) into a settlement fund. This money will be used to: (1) make settlement payments to Settlement Class Members, (2) pay the costs of distributing notice and settlement payment checks to Settlement Class Members and other costs of administering the Settlement; and (3) pay court-awarded attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses of the attorneys appointed by the Court to represent the Class (“Class Counsel”) and any service awards granted to the Plaintiffs.

What to do in order to receive the benefits

Submit a claim

You have to submit a claim If you are a member of the Settlement Class. All claim forms must be submitted online or postmarked, if mailed, no later than May 12, 2022.

Conclusion

If you think you’re included in the settlement, you can complete a claim form online or fill out a paper form. The emails National Grid sent out last month will have a Notice ID and Confirmation Code for you to use on your claim. However, you can still submit a claim even if you didn’t receive a mailed or emailed notice about the settlement. All settlement claims must be submitted online or postmarked no later than May 12, 2022. Settlement payments are estimated to be between $50 and $150.

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