Bryan Hanley v. Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LLC

Case No. 8:19-cv-00550-CEH-CPT

United States District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division

If You Were Sent a Text Message from Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LLC You May Be Entitled to a Payment from a Class Action Settlement.

Important Dates

March 9, 2020 — Exclusion Deadline.

March 9, 2020 — Objection Deadline.

June 8, 2020 — Claim Filing Deadline. Online claims must be submitted by this date. Mailed claims must be postmarked by this date.

April 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. — Final Approval Hearing.

April 23, 2020 — Date of Final Approval.

June 8, 2020 — Date of Distribution.

A Settlement Agreement, also referred to as the “Settlement,” has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LLC (“TBSE”) sent or caused to be sent text messages to mobile telephone numbers without first obtaining express written consent of the recipients in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”). TBSE denies the allegations in the lawsuit and the Court has not decided who is right.

The Settlement offers payments to Settlement Class Members who file valid Claims.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Please read the Notice carefully. Para leer el Aviso en Español, haga clic aquí.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

If you are a member of the Settlement Class, you must submit a completed Claim Form to receive a payment. If the Court approves the Settlement and it becomes final and effective, and you remain in the Settlement Class, you will receive your payment by check.

Click here to submit a Claim Form online.

Click here to download a Claim Form.
Deadline:
June 8, 2020

EXCLUDE YOURSELF

You may request to be excluded from the Settlement and if you do, you will receive no benefits from the Settlement. However, you will retain your legal rights respecting any claim against TBSE.

Click here for more information on excluding yourself.
Deadline:
March 9, 2020

OBJECT

Write to the Court if you do not like the Settlement.

Click here for more information on objecting to the Settlement.
Deadline:
March 9, 2020

GO TO A HEARING

Ask to speak in court about the fairness of the Settlement.

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Date:
April 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

DO NOTHING

You will not receive a payment if you fail to timely submit a completed Claim Form, and you will give up your right to bring your own lawsuit against the TBSE about the Claims in this case.

Click here for more information on doing nothing.
 

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit qualifying Claim Forms. Please be patient.