Willis v. iHeartMedia, Inc.

Welcome to the Willis v. iHeartMedia, Inc. Settlement Website

If You Received a Text Message on Your Cell Phone from iHeartMedia (or One of its Radio Stations) Advertising Goods or Services, a Class Action Settlement May Affect Your Rights.

 A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against iHeartMedia, Inc. (“Defendant” or “iHeartMedia”). The suit concerns whether iHeartMedia (or its radio stations) violated a federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited text messages to the cell phones of its listeners advertising its marketing partners’ goods and services (“Advertising Text Messages”). iHeartMedia denies any wrongdoing and maintains that the Advertising Text Messages were made with consumers’ consent and were authorized by law. The Settlement does not establish who is correct, but rather is a compromise to end the lawsuit.

You are included in the Settlement if you received an Advertising Text Message on your cell phone from iHeartMedia (or one of its radio stations) between October 16, 2013 and April 19, 2016. You may be entitled to a cash payment if you affirm that you received such a text message without providing your consent.

Those who submit valid claims will be eligible to receive an equal, or pro rata, share of an $8.5 million settlement fund that iHeartMedia has agreed to establish. Each individual who submits a valid claim will receive a portion of this fund, after all notice and administration costs, the incentive award, and attorneys’ fees have been paid. iHeartMedia has also agreed to implement procedures to ensure that it has the appropriate consent to send text messages in the future.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement

Submit a Claim Form  

This is the only way to receive a payment.

Exclude Yourself

You will not receive any benefits, but you will retain any rights you     
may currently have to sue the Defendant about calls made to you.


Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.

Go to the Hearing

Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.

Do Nothing

You won’t get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up
your rights to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.


Important Dates

Claims Filing Deadline

September 8, 2016 (28 days after the Final Approval Hearing)

Request for Exclusion Deadline

July 8, 2016

Objection Deadline

July 8, 2016

Notice of Intent to Appear Deadline 

July 8, 2016

Final Approval Hearing

August 11, 2016