Cert. Granted In Suit Alleging Papa John's Sent Spam Texts

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 1:04 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday certified a nationwide class action claiming Papa John's International Inc. sent customers unwanted text messages advertising its pizzas in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, saying the plaintiffs have standing to pursue their common claims.

U.S. District Court Judge John C. Coughenour said lead plaintiff Maria Agne and members of the class established commonality by showing they received substantially similar unsolicited texts advertising Papa John’s products. The notifications were sent by marketing company OnTime4U Inc., which Papa John’s and...
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