Outback Owner Targeted In TCPA Suit Over Text Messages

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT) -- Outback Steakhouse parent company Bloomin' Brands Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Friday in Connecticut federal court for allegedly sending automated unsolicited text messages to thousands of consumers on their cellphones in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Lead plaintiff and Connecticut resident Nadine Weingarten alleges that Bloomin’ Brands used an automatic telephone dialing system to send a text message to her cellphone that advertised the company’s products, goods and services in September 2011. She claims the company never got express prior consent...
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