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MDL 2044

In Re: Vertrue Inc. Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation


Master Docket Number: 1:09-vm-75000
Presiding Judge: Patricia A. Gaughan
Courtroom Deputy Stella Leno-Clifford 216-357-7212
Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel Jack Landskroner
Landskroner Grieco Madden
Ste. 200
1360 West Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Fax: 216-522-9007
Defendants' Liaison Counsel Robert N. Rapp
Calfee, Halter & Griswold
Ste. 1400
800 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Fax: 216-241-0816

Robert J. Herrington
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom - Los Angeles
Ste. 3400
300 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Description Involves allegations that defendants engaged in a telemarketing scheme in which consumers who called to buy various products that they saw marketed on television were enrolled in a "free" trial membership in an unrelated discount program. According to plaintiffs, these consumers did not consent to such enrollment, and also did not consent to have their credit or debit cards charged the annual membership fee that defendants imposed (allegedly without providing a bill or invoice) once the trial membership expired.


Orders Pertaining to MDL 2044

Transfer Order Initial Transfer Order from Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 6/8/2009
Practice and Procedure Order Practice and Procedure Order and Notice of Case Management Conference 6/29/2009
Case Management Order No.1 MDL 2044 Vertrue Inc. 8/26/2009
Standing Order Protocol Involving Disputes Before Other United States District Courts Concerning Enforcement of Subpoenas. 11/12/2009