Class Scores Win On TCPA Claims In Cruise Robocall Suit

By Joyce Hanson (April 19, 2016, 2:43 PM EDT) -- A class of as many as 1 million Americans who allegedly received robocalls offering a free cruise for taking part in a political opinion survey on Monday snagged a win from an Illinois federal judge, who said calls with prerecorded messages to cellphones were unlawful under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, in a 31-page order, granted partial summary judgment for the cellphone calls, saying that whether or not the robocalls offered a free cruise in addition to a survey, the tax-exempt nonprofit Economic Strategy Group and its founder, Jacob DeJongh, broke the law because calls...

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