Monitronics Agrees To $28 Million Settlement In Robocall Case

A security alarm monitoring firm agreed to a $28 million settlement to a multidistrict class-action lawsuit alleging it autodialed consumers to sell home security devices. Monitronics International Inc. was one of several defendants in the case, including Honeywell, Alliance Security Inc. and UTC Fire & Security, Inc. The settlement doesn’t apply to the other defendants.

The lawsuit alleged violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits many types autodialed phone call solicitations. According to the settlement, Monitronics’ insurance companies dispute whether their policies cover these types of claims.

“Plaintiffs steadfastly advocated for substantial settlement relief, but at the same time were pragmatic about Monitronics’ ability to pay a large judgment in excess of insurance proceeds,” the proposed settlement said.

Consumers in the lawsuit are being represented by Jonathan R. Marshall and John W. Barrett of Bailey & Glasser, Beth E. Terrell and Mary B. Reiten of Terrell Marshall Law Group and Matthew P. McCue, Edward A. Broderick, and Anthony Paronich, of Boston, MA.

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