Nationwide Targeted Over Automated Calls

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Nationwide General Insurance Co. was hit with a proposed class action Tuesday in California federal court for allegedly calling consumers’ cellphones with automated advertisements without getting their consent, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

California resident Rori Ridley claims Nationwide called her cellphone in February with an automated message saying she qualified for a program for people with traffic tickets. Ridley had recently received a traffic ticket, but she never did business with Nationwide in the past and never gave the insurer her direct...
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