Caribou Coffee Co. Inc. was recently hit with a
class action lawsuit out of Wisconsin alleging that the company violated the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act (TCPA) when it sent unsolicited text messages text messages
to thousands of people without their consent. The class of affected individuals
is expected to reach into the tens of thousands. According to the lawsuit,
the lead plaintiff received over 50 text messages advertising Caribou
products. She is seeking fines of either $500 (if negligently sent) or
$1,500 per message if knowingly sent in violation of the TCPA.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act was enacted to regulate telemarketers
with automated messages, robocalls, and telephone solicitations. Enforced
by the FCC, the purpose of the TCPA is to protect the rights of consumers
from annoying phone communications made without the consumer’s prior
“express written consent.”
If you have been on the receiving end of unsolicited text and/or phone
communications, you may have grounds for legal action.
You may be entitled to up to $1,500 if it can be proven that the telemarketer
knowingly violated the TCPA. As our client, we can help you seek the damages you are entitled to for
the violation of your consumer rights.
Contact Sulaiman Law Group, LTD to speak with a Chicago consumer attorney
about your rights: (312) 313-1613.