Welcome to the Settlement Website for the Gottlieb v. CITGO TCPA Settlement.

Update February 5, 2018: Pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement, Settlement Award Distributions to all eligible Claimants were completed. Check payments were issued and mailed to Claimants that filed timely and eligible Claims.

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Inc. (“CITGO”) sent text messages to mobile telephone numbers without prior express written consent of the recipients in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”). CITGO denies the allegations in the lawsuit and the Court has not decided who is right.

The Settlement offers payments to Settlement Class Members who filed valid Claims.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.

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SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM If you are a member of the Settlement Class, you must submit a completed Claim Form to receive a payment. If the Court approves the Settlement, and it becomes final and effective, and you remain in the Settlement Class, you will receive your payment by check.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF You may request to be excluded from the Settlement and if you do, you will receive no benefits from the Settlement.
OBJECT Write to the Court if you do not like the Settlement.
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
DO NOTHING You will not receive a payment if you fail to timely submit a completed Claim Form, and you will give up your right to bring your own lawsuit against CITGO about the claims in this case.

These rights and options–and the deadlines to exercise them–are explained further here.

Important Dates

  • Class Period
    People who received a text message in August, October and/or November 2016
  • October 30, 2017
    Deadline to Exclude Yourself from the Settlement
  • October 30, 2017
    Deadline to Object to the Settlement
  • November 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EST
    Final Approval Hearing
  • November 29, 2017
    Final Approval Granted
  • December 14, 2017
    Postmarked Deadline for Claim Filing
  • December 14, 2017
    Deadline for Online Claim Filing
  • February 5, 2018
    Distribution of Check Payments