Request for Exclusion - Instructions

If you do not submit a request to be excluded, you will automatically be included in the Settlement Class. If you submit a valid request to be excluded, you will not receive any cash payment, but you will not release any claims you may have against RCN and the Released Parties (as that term is defined in the Settlement Agreement) and are free to pursue whatever legal rights you may have on your own.

Requests for Exclusion must be electronically submitted or postmarked by February 1, 2017.

How to Request Exclusion Online

To exclude yourself from the Settlement by submitting an online Request for Exclusion, click “Start Request for Exclusion” below. Please provide your requested information; complete the certification; and submit the Request for Exclusion.

Start Request for Exclusion

How to Request Exclusion via Mail

To exclude yourself from this Settlement, you may also send a letter by U.S. mail that includes:

  • your full name;
  • your mailing address;
  • the telephone number(s) at which you received an automated call from RCN;
  • a statement that you exclude yourself from this Settlement;
  • the name of this Settlement (Seal et al. v. RCN Telecom Services, LLC); and
  • your signature.

Then you must mail the above-described letter, postmarked no later than February 1, 2017, to:

RCN TCPA Settlement Administrator
PO Box 4153
Portland, OR 97208-4153

PLEASE NOTE: You only need to submit ONE Request for Exclusion via either of the methods discribed above.

NOTE: This website provides a summary of the Settlement and is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the text of this website and the original text upon which it is based, the text of the original document shall prevail.

Questions? Contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-844-418-6625 or by email at

Important Dates

  • April 1, 2011 to November 1, 2016
    Class Period
  • February 1, 2017
    Postmarked and Online deadline to Exclude yourself from the Settlement
  • February 1, 2017
    Receive deadline to Object to the Settlement
  • March 15, 2017
    Online Claim Filing deadline
  • March 15, 2017
    Postmarked deadline for Claim Filing
  • February 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CST
    Final Approval Hearing
    Richard J. Daley Center
    50 West Washington Street
    Courtroom 2102
    Chicago, IL 60602