Papa John's Will Deliver $16.5M To End TCPA Claims

By Scott Flaherty (May 17, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Papa John's International Inc. has agreed to pay $16.5 million to resolve a nationwide class action alleging it advertised pizzas through unwanted text messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to a Friday filing in Seattle.

A class of consumers, led by named plaintiffs Maria Agne, Erin Chutich and Jerrod Chutich, urged a federal judge to grant preliminary approval of a settlement of allegations that Papa John's breached the TCPA when it directed marketing company OnTime4U Inc. to send customers undesired text messages that advertised the company's pizzas.

"The settlement is fair, adequate and reasonable and otherwise satisfies...

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