Dell, HuffPo Sued Over Mobile Messaging
By Ken Magill
Class action lawsuits have been filed against Dell and the Huffington Post over alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it has been announced.
The Huffington Post lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, on behalf of anyone who received text messages from the Huffington Post after requesting that they stop, according to the announcement made by plaintiffs’ lawyers Gilman Law LLP.
The lead plaintiff in the complaint claims she signed up for Huffington Post’s text-based news update service, but continued to receive automated text messages at all hours of the day and night even after revoking her consent to receive the messages, according to Gilman Law.
The complaint against Dell, which was filed in the Southern District of California, aims to represent people who received non-emergency, automated calls from Dell to their cell phones without their permission, the announcement said.
The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit alleges that Dell made more than 100 automated calls to her cell phone without her consent regarding a past due account, according to Gelman Law.
The lawsuits against Dell and Huffington Post come on the heels of a settlement reached with Jiffy Lube in which the chain agreed to pay $47 million in services to class members after being accused of sending promotional text messages to millions of consumers who had not given consent, according to Gelman Law.