On February 17, 2016, a federal judge granted preliminary approval of a proposed class action settlement. Under the proposed settlement, MultiCare Health System will pay $2.5 million to resolve claims alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by placing prerecorded telephone calls to its patients’ cellular phones without prior consent.

The settlement class is defined as:

“All persons who received medical treatment at a MultiCare facility, who signed MultiCare’s Financial Agreement and Conditions of Treatment forms, and to whose cellular telephone number Hunter Donaldson made a call on behalf of MultiCare through the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice at any time on or after July 7, 2010.”

A.B. Data has been appointed the settlement administrator for purposes of notifying the class. Information regarding the settlement is available here.

A final approval hearing is scheduled for July 25th, 2016.