|By PR Newswire||
|December 20, 2013 01:30 PM EST||
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Call International, Inc. ("Total Call"), announced that it has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in a nationwide class action lawsuit related to its sale of prepaid calling cards and prepaid calling services. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs alleged, among other things, that Total Call distributed or sold prepaid calling cards and prepaid calling services to consumers without fully disclosing the applicable rates and fees associated with those cards and services. As part of the settlement, Total Call denies any wrongdoing or liability. The parties agreed to the settlement to avoid further costs and uncertainties related to litigation.
The class action, Flores et al. v. Total Call International, Inc. et al., Case No. BC492907, remains pending before the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, Central District until the settlement agreement is given final approval by the Court. The settlement affects consumers who purchased a Total Call prepaid calling card or prepaid calling service in the United States at any time between September 28, 2007 and November 27, 2013. The settlement will provide refund Personal Identification Numbers ("PINs") to those who either submit proof of purchase or a PIN of an eligible prepaid calling card/calling service or submit a signed statement declaring that they were the purchaser of an eligible Total Call calling card or prepaid calling service. Total Call agreed to provide refund PINs worth up to $600,000 to eligible consumers of Total Call prepaid calling cards and prepaid calling services. Eligible consumers are entitled to a refund PIN with a value of $1.50 for domestic calls at $0.10 per minute and international calls to certain destinations at $0.25 or $0.50 per minute. Rates are available at www.totalcallusa.com/settlement.
Members of the settlement class can submit a claim by following instructions at 855-640-0503, at Total Call 's website (www.totalcallusa.com/settlement), or at the website of plaintiffs' counsel (www.c2lawgroup.com). Those requesting a refund PIN will be required to provide certain identification information and prepaid calling card/calling service information. A list of eligible Total Call prepaid calling cards and prepaid calling services can be found at www.totalcallusa.com/settlement. Total Call will then determine whether the member of the settlement class is eligible for a refund based on confirmation of the information provided and remaining funds in the pool. If the settlement receives final approval by the Court, Total Call will provide such eligible members of the settlement class with a refund PIN; a claimant may not receive more than 10 refund PINs.
Members of the settlement class can also object to or be excluded from the settlement if they adhere to the specific protocols by February 3, 2014. Information about objecting to or being excluded from the class can be found by calling 855-640-0503 or by visiting www.totalcallusa.com/settlement.
The plaintiffs in Flores et al. v. Total Call International, Inc. et al. are represented by Plaintiffs' Counsel, Christopher Rudd of C2 Law Group, P.C. Class members may contact Class Counsel at 818-449-6400. Total Call International, Inc. is represented by Henry Wang and Aaron Kollitz of Lee Tran Liang & Wang, LLP. Contact for Total Call is 855-640-0503.
SOURCE Total Call International