BBVA Compass Hit With TCPA Suit Over Mobile App Ad Texts

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A Florida cellphone user lodged a putative class action against BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc. in federal court Wednesday, accusing the company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending out unsolicited text messages promoting a new version of its mobile banking application.

Thomas Shea said he and thousands of others across the country received identical wireless spam messages from BBVA last month as part of a marketing campaign to increase the sale of its banking services. The messages were sent without the recipients' consent and...
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