Comcast Settles Robocall Lawsuit for $3.8 Million

     (CN) – Comcast must pay $100 for each robocall placed to Washington businesses under the terms of a settlement a federal judge preliminarily approved this week.
     Four business owners sued Comcast in Seattle last year over the company’s use of automatic dialing systems to sell its business-class service.
     In March, the parties participated in mediation and reached a settlement after several weeks of negotiations.
     Comcast agreed to pay up to $3.8 million to resolve the matter, which affords about $100 to each class member per received robocall. The parties determined that there are a total of 148,843 class members.
     Additionally, the businesses that served as class representatives will receive $30,000 for their time and effort. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik found the settlement was “fair, reasonable and adequate,” and ordered its preliminary approval on Monday.

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