Lawsuit Seeks Damages For Unwanted Texts

CHICAGO (WBBM) — A lawsuit is seeking what could be millions of dollars in damages against a Naperville marketing company and a New York magazine publisher for allegedly sending unsolicited advertising text messages.

If you’ve received the unsolicited texts, it’s caused you actual harm, according to the suit.

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Not only because you were subjected to aggravation, but also because you might have had to pay for them.

Attorneys are seeking class-action status for their lawsuit. It was filed on behalf of an Indiana woman who says she got unsolicited text ads in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The suit asks for damages of at least $500 per text.

If they can prove the messages were sent in willful violation of the law, damages could triple.

The defendants are Consumer Benefit Services of Naperville, and New York-based Wenner Media, which published Rolling Stone and other magazines.

  • Brian Haller

    I received a text message which turned into a $10.00 per month charge for ringtones and some other foolishness. I do not presently know how much I was billed in total.

    Brian Haller

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