On October 5, 2012, Google Inc. and Slide Inc., together with the class that sued them for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking approval of a $6 million settlement. The putative class representatives alleged that they received unsolicited text messages on their mobile phones through Slide’s “Disco” group text messaging service, including messages after they attempted to follow the opt-out instructions. Those messages, they alleged, violate TCPA. For $6 million, $2 million of which would go to plaintiffs’ counsel, Google and Slide would resolve all claims against the class, which is defined in the settlement agreement to include “all persons who received the Disco Mobile App Text or other text messages sent by or through the Disco Messaging Service informing such persons about the Disco Messaging Service.” The settlement follows the court’s denial of the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case. Pimental v. Google Inc., No. 4:11-cv-02585 (N.D. Cal.).