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Plaintiff John Northrup claims that a related group of companies are responsible for the unwanted SMS telemarketing message sent to his cell phone in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleges that the group markets insurance and other services to truckers and trucking companies and that they made a “deliberate decision to engage in bulk marketing” by sending Short Message Service (SMS) messages to truckers, including plaintiff Northrup, in both negligent and willful violation of the TCPA.

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This class action alleges that RoomsToGo violated the TCPA in making telemarketing calls to a phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. Plaintiff Arthur Thomas Wetterer put his phone number on the National DNC Registry on or about March 7, 2009, but according to the complaint, RoomsToGo, a furniture store Chain placed at least three telemarketing to calls to that number during or around July 2017. Each time, the complaint says, Wetterer explained that he was not interested in their deals and did not want them to call him anymore. However, RoomsToGo continued to call.

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The complaint for this class action alleges that Deliver Technology placed telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones, using an automatic dialing system and a pre-recorded voice, without prior written consent, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). It also claims that Cogint, Deliver’s parent company, is responsible for Deliver’s behavior.

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Birch Communications has agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges that third parties it hired called consumers for telemarketing purposes, using automatic dialing systems or artificial or pre-recorded voices, either on their cells phones or at numbers that were on the National Do Not Call Registry. Such calls are a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 

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The complaint for this class action alleges violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by Fortegra Financial Corporation, an underwriter of auto warranties, and Ensurety Ventures, LLC, doing business as Omega Auto Care, an administrator of the warranties, in their placing of telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones.

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Gigats, a job-matching service, sends subscribers job leads via SMS text-messaging. Unfortunately, the complaint claims that it also markets itself that way as well, without regard to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleges instances of Gigats’s making unsolicited messaging calls to plaintiffs’ cell phones, its calling of a phone on the National Do Not Call Registry, and its failure to stop calling after a plaintiff followed opt-out procedures.

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On November 27, 2016, the complaint for this class action alleges, one of the defendants or its agents called plaintiff Joshua Askin’s cell phone, through use of an automatic dialing system and a pre-recorded voice, in an attempt to sell him vacations. The complaint claims this was a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), since Joshua Askin had no previous business with the companies, had not given them his cell phone number, and had not consented to such telemarketing calls.

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The complaint for this class action shows a new twist on violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): The automatic dialing system Eric Lukas and Sell It Fast CA used to contact plaintiff Jacob Tiffany was designed not to allow Tiffany to answer, but to send a message directly to his voicemail.

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The complaint for this class action charges that Fundbox, Inc., a business loan company, violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making telemarketing calls to cells phones using automatic dialing systems. Fundbox made telemarketing calls to plaintiff James Everett Shelton’s cell phone, using an automatic dialing system, even though the phone was listed on the Do Not Call Registry.

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was designed to stop abusive and persistent telemarketing to consumer phones, but it doesn’t just cover telemarketing calls and faxes; it includes telemarketing text messages as well. Plaintiff Melissa Humphreys alleges that Auto Insurance Specialists, LLC (AIS) sent a text message to her cell phone in an attempt to sell her auto insurance, which was made with the use of an automatic dialing system. The message read, “Home MSG: I can help reduce care insurance to only $29 a month if you call now Melissa! It takes 5 minutes to complete, but if not, you can reply NO”.

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