PayPal Ducks Class Action Over Unwanted Texts

Law360, Los Angeles (May 30, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a class action alleging PayPal Inc. sent unsolicited text messages that violated federal laws, deciding the plaintiff had consented to receive texts when he voluntarily gave his cellphone number to the company.

Plaintiff David Roberts argued that he hadn't given PayPal prior express consent to text him, which the e-commerce website allegedly did in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. While Roberts signed a user agreement allowing for PayPal to change its terms at a later date, he...
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