Judge Gives Initial OK To Electric Co.'s $1.1M TCPA Deal

By Steven Trader (November 10, 2016, 5:50 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday stamped preliminary approval on a $1.1 million settlement between an electric company and a class of consumers who accused it of making roughly 450,000 unsolicited telemarketing calls to their cellphones in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas said the group of roughly 251,000 proposed class members led by Stewart Abramson, who in 2015 accused Alpha Gas and Electric LLC of using an automated telephone dialing system to make unwanted advertising calls, for now satisfied the elements of class certification, including common questions of fact that predominated over...

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