Murray & Murray Works as Class Counsel in Nationwide Class Action Settlement involving Akron-based Telemarketer InfoCision

July 22, 2014

(SANDUSKY, Ohio) — Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A. worked as Class Counsel to obtain a national settlement brought on behalf of charitable donors.  Donors made donations of time and/or money after InfoCision telemarketers supplied allegedly misleading information about the amount of donations that would remain with the charities represented.  Margaret M. Murray and Dennis E. Murray, Sr. of Murray & Murray served as counsel for the represented class, along with Jay Kelley and John O’Neil from the law firm Elk & Elk. 

InfoCision is the nation’s second-largest privately-held telemarketing company and held contracts with some of the largest and most well-known American charitable organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes Foundation.  The class action settlement was reached with the Akron-based telemarketing company over allegations that InfoCision unfairly received payment by means of false and misleading telephone solicitations in which, for example, consumers were led to believe funds were primarily going to charitable purposes, rather than as payment to the telemarketer.  The litigation involved claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment, claiming that InfoCision misrepresented various facts during telephone fundraising campaigns.  InfoCision denied these allegations but agreed to settle to resolve the litigation.

The settlement achieved the goal of returning donations to the charities the donors intended would receive those monies.  The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio closely reviewed and approved the settlement to achieve hard-fought and fair relief for the represented class.  As a result of the court-approved settlement, InfoCision paid over $1,000,000 to the charities to whom the Settlement Class Members donated, based on the number of positive-response telephone calls that InfoCision’s records show it handled for each charity.

 

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Founded in 1931, Murray & Murray is operated by the Murray family.  The firm has fourteen attorneys, including nine Murray partners.  Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Murray & Murray provides legal representation for clients throughout Ohio and offers a free initial consultation.  Involved in many landmark decisions and settlements, Murray & Murray’s main practice areas are personal injury, wrongful death, consumer protection, business litigation, and class actions.  The firm has a strong track record in claims arising from product liability, environmental issues, and professional malpractice.

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