The Settlement has been Preliminarily Approved in a Lawsuit Called Malta. v. Wells Fargo, N.A., et. al., and is Subject to the Court’s Final Approval

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ILYM Group Inc., a neutral third party that has been court appointed as Claims Administrator for this case, announces that Class Counsel, Douglas J. Campion, Joshua B. Swigart and Abbas Kazerounian, today disclosed an agreement to resolve two class actions pending against Wells Fargo Bank in federal court in California. The lawsuits allege that Wells Fargo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling cell phones without prior consent using an automated dialer or with a prerecorded voice message. Under the terms of the settlement, Wells Fargo denies any liability but agreed to fund a $17.1 million settlement to fully resolve both matters without the time and expense of a court proceeding.

The settlement has been preliminarily approved by the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California, Malta. v. Wells Fargo, N.A., et. al., Case Number 10 CV 1290 BEN (NLS), and is subject to the court’s final approval. The Settlement Class consists of persons who received an autodialed call or a prerecorded voice message from Wells Fargo on a cell phone without their prior consent. There are two classes:

Subclass One includes persons called in connection with the servicing of a residential home mortgage by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage from June 16, 2006 to November 16, 2011.

Subclass Two includes persons called by Wells Fargo Auto Finance regarding auto loans from December 23, 2006 to November 16, 2011.

The settlement fund, less attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses, and costs of notice and claims administration as approved by the Court, will be distributed on a pro rata basis to Settlement Class members who submit claims under procedures implemented by the Court overseeing the settlement.

Most persons included in the Settlement Class can be identified from Wells Fargo’s records and will receive mailed notice of the settlement. Individuals who received such calls but cannot be identified from Wells Fargo’s records will need to contact the Claims Administrator to determine if they are in the Settlement Class. For more information, go to: .

Class Counsel:

Law Offices of Douglas J. Campion, APC
Douglas J. Campion: (619) 299-2091

Hyde & Swigart
Joshua B. Swigart: (619) 233-7770

Kazerouni Law Group, APC
Abbas Kazerounian: (800) 400-6808

Wells Fargo:
Natalie Brown: 775-689-6123

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