DirecTV Illegally Sent Unsolicited Text Messages, Suit Says

Law360, Miami (July 29, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT) -- DirecTV Inc. on Friday was hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court accusing the satellite TV provider of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited telemarketing text messages to cellphones.

Florida resident Bill Cooke sued DirecTV for allegedly failing to stop its authorized dealers from employing robodialing campaigns to advertise DirecTV's products.

“DirecTV is well aware of the TCPA's prohibitions against autodialed and prerecorded voice calls to cellphones, but systematically uses these devices as part of calling campaigns to gain customers,...
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