Consumers Win Certification In Bank Autodialing Suit

By Sophia Morris (June 5, 2018, 7:26 PM EDT) -- A New Mexico federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of consumers alleging they received autodialed calls from First Community Bancshares Inc. and a subsidiary after they informed the bank it had the wrong number and they were not customers, finding the consumers met the requirements for certification.

U.S. District Court Judge William P. Johnson said the consumers, led by named plaintiff Janine LaVigne, had shown that the class was sufficiently large in size and had provided a clear methodology for determining membership of the class which is narrowly comprised of individuals who, like LaVigne, called the bank's vendor, GC Services...

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