Wal-Mart Called Out Over Alleged Spam Text Messages

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 5:48 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was hit Tuesday with a proposed class action accusing the retail giant of violating the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending spam text messages to consumers’ cellphones without their permission.

Plaintiff Elizabeth Ibey claims she agreed to receive text messages from Wal-Mart related to on online purchase she made in January, but that after Wal-Mart texted her saying that the item she purchased was available, she requested that the messages stop. Wal-Mart sent two confirmation texts back to her, the second of...
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