Class Cert. Premature In Bogus Starbucks Texts Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge said Friday that it was "extremely premature" to certify a class of consumers who allege that marketing firm Acquinity Interactive LLC used bogus text messages promising free Starbucks Corp. drinks to trick consumers into forking over their personal information.

U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas said, that while he understood the lead plaintiff, Christopher Taylor, was trying to prevent Acquinity Interactive from short-circuiting the case by paying the lead plaintiff his individual damages, mere days after filing the complaint was too soon...
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