Landsman & Funk, P.C. v. Skinder-Strauss Associates

Overview of The Settlement

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Court issued a Judgment on March 10, 2016 affirming the May 18, 2015 Opinion and Final Judgment and Order. The Court orders are available here. Payments were issued to all eligible Class Members on July 8, 2016.

If you received a facsimile advertisement from Skinder-Strauss Associates, between June 15, 2008 and August 31, 2008, you may be entitled to receive a payment from a class action settlement.

  • The settlement resolves a lawsuit over whether, from June 15, 2008 to August 31, 2008, Skinder-Strauss Associates sent or caused to be sent facsimile advertisements to persons in the United States, without consent and/or without an opt out notice, allegedly in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and/or FCC Regulations; it avoids costs and risks to you from continuing the lawsuit; pays money to certain fax advertisement recipients; and releases Skinder-Strauss Associates from any liability.
  • The settlement will provide for a Settlement Fund of $625,000 (“Settlement Fund”) from which to pay (i) claims to recipients of facsimile advertisements, that were sent or caused to be sent by Skinder-Strauss Associates between June 15, 2008 to August 31, 2008, (ii) all costs of administering the Settlement, and (iii) counsel fees to Plaintiff’s attorneys.
  • Court-approved lawyers for fax advertisement recipients will ask the Court for up to one-third of the Settlement Fund ($208,333.33) as fees and expenses for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the settlement.
  • The two sides disagree on how much money could have been awarded if fax advertisement recipients won a trial.
  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read this website carefully.

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM The only way to get a payment.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Skinder-Strauss Associates about the legal claims in this case.
OBJECT Write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.
DO NOTHING Get no payment. Give up rights.

  • These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.
  • The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement Agreement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement Agreement and after appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

The Court's Fairness Hearing

The Fairness Hearing was held on January 29, 2015, at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. At this hearing, the Court heard arguments on whether the Settlement Agreement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court will now decide whether to approve the Settlement Agreement and whether to grant Plaintiffs’ Motion for attorneys’ fees. We do not know how long these decisions will take.