Welcome to the Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc. et al. website.

This website contains information regarding a proposed class action settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court in Charvat v. Carnival et al.,Case No. 1:12-cv-5746.

October 6, 2017 Update

  • The Court has authorized this update to inform consumers who have filed claims that, to date, over two million claims have been filed seeking to recover from a Settlement Fund expected to total $12.5 million.
  • Due to the large number of claims, the individual recovery per consumer will be a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund. The exact per consumer recovery is still unknown, but it is expected to amount to several dollars per Class Member.
  • Settlement Class Members interested in considering their options under these circumstances should review the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of this website that details the rights of Class Members.
  • Consumers have until November 3, 2017 to file a claim, to opt out of the Settlement or to object to the Settlement.

NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT

The Plaintiffs in this settlement allege that Resort Marketing Group, Inc. (“RMG”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, when they made automated telephone calls to consumers to offer a free cruise with Carnival Corporation & PLC (“Carnival”), Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (“Royal Caribbean”), and NCL (Bahamas), Ltd. (“Norwegian”) (collectively “Cruise Defendants”).

THE SETTLEMENT CLASS

The Settlement includes people who received pre-recorded telephone calls between July of 2009 and March of 2014 on their residential or cellular telephone lines initiated by RMG during which RMG offered a free cruise with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Norwegian cruise lines as a promotion.

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the settlement agreement, persons wishing to exclude themselves need not provide any digits of their social security number.
  2. Class Members should disregard provisions in the settlement agreement regarding providing the name of counsel in objections.