Taxi Customers Win Class Cert. In Suit Over Unwanted Texts

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 1:13 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday certified the class in a suit accusing Orange Cab Co. Inc. and RideCharge Inc. of sending unsolicited text messages, ruling that none of the class members consented to the messages.

U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik granted the motion for class certification filed by lead plaintiff Torrey Gragg despite the taxi companies' argument that many of the plaintiffs actually provided consent to the marketing messages. The suit alleges that the TaxiMagic smartphone app, which RideCharge created and Orange...
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