Sprint Customers Decertified In Yahoo 'Welcome Text' Suit

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 3:59 PM EST) -- Consumers suing Yahoo over unsolicited “welcome texts” suffered a stinging setback on Tuesday, after an Illinois federal court decertified their class in light of new information that indicates roughly a quarter of recipients may have consented to the welcome texts after all.

Ironically, the new customer data from Sprint Corp. “came into the litigants’ hands as a result of plaintiff’s efforts to identify class members and issue notice” after the close of discovery, U.S. District Judge Manish S. Shah wrote in Tuesday’s 9-page opinion.

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Case Title

Johnson v. Yahoo! Inc.


Case Number

1:14-cv-02028

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Honorable Manish S. Shah

Date Filed

March 21, 2014

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