GameStop Hit With Class Action Over Text Ads

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT) -- GameStop Corp. was hit with a putative class action Wednesday in California alleging the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited text message advertisements to customers' cellphones.

The plaintiff, Viken H. Karayan, said he gave GameStop his cellphone number so he could be notified about the

availability of an upcoming game release, according to the complaint. After Karayan bought the game, GameStop continued to send text messages with advertisements, according to the suit. 

Karayan "did not provide express or implied consent to receive...
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