Real Estate Developer Settles Spam Text Suit For $1.5M

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A real estate investment management company has agreed to pay $1.5 million to put to bed a proposed class action accusing it of sending more than 100,000 spam text messages promoting its rental apartments, according to documents filed in Florida federal court. 

The proposed deal comes on the heels of U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro resurrecting the dispute after tossing it without prejudice in August, when she found that plaintiff Brittany Cortazar had failed to show that named defendant CA Ventures LLC was behind the disputed text messaging campaign. Cortazar quickly amended her complaint to bring the same allegations against Chicago-based CA Management Services Parent,...

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