Robocall Damages Against Marketer Could Hit $925M

Law360 (April 14, 2019, 1:02 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal jury late Friday handed down a verdict in a certified class action that could subject health supplement marketer ViSalus to $925 million in damages for blasting consumers with more than 1.8 million unsolicited robocalls.

After three days of trial, an eight-member jury found that class representative Lori Wakefield had proven by a preponderance of the evidence that ViSalus had made or initiated the calls to residential and cellular phone lines belonging to class members, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The eventual size and impact of the award is still hotly contested, with the plaintiffs’ counsel...

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