Twitter Hit With $5M TCPA Class Action Over Unwanted Texts

By Kurt Orzeck (June 19, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT) -- Twitter Inc. was hit Thursday in California federal court with a $5 million putative class action accusing it of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited text messages after the social-networking company recently defended the Los Angeles Lakers in a similar suit.

Lead plaintiff Beverly Nunes' suit alleges mass violations of the TCPA, accusing Twitter of spamming her and other cellphone users with unwanted bulk automated text messages in an effort to generate advertising revenue.

The TCPA bans companies such as Twitter from sending automated short message service text messages to cellphones without first obtaining consent, according to the class...

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