Day: November 27, 2013

TCPA Class Action Certified Against Retailer that Sent Text Messages to VIP Customers

In an Illinois federal action that has been heavily litigated for over a year and has gone through several named plaintiffs, a magistrate judge recently recommended that the putative class be certified against a popular Chicago retailer, Akira, which was charged with violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) for using an automated telephone dialing …

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FTC Secures Multi-Million Dollar Judgment Against Business Opportunities Marketer

In a settlement order filed on Monday in an Oregon federal court, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) banned a company from using deceptive marketing practices in connection with offering consumers work-at-home business opportunities.  The company, Smart Tools LLC and its officers, Kristin Hegg and Curtis Dawn, agreed to pay a $7.4 million judgment for violating …

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