Sallie Mae Faces Class Action Over Automated Calls

Law360, New York (February 2, 2010, 6:25 PM EST) -- Student loan company SLM Corp., parent company of Sallie Mae Inc., has been accused of making unauthorized autodialer calls to the cell phones of borrowers in violation of a federal law regulating telemarketers.

Lead plaintiff Mark M. Arthur lodged the putative class action against the lender Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on behalf of a class that could number in the tens of thousands, according to the complaint.

The suit accuses Sallie Mae of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection...
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