7th Circ. Plugs National Consumers Back Into Ill. TCPA Suit

Law360 (March 11, 2020, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit said Wednesday that health information technology company IQVIA can't cut national consumers out of a proposed class suit over unwanted faxes, finding a key high court ruling limiting personal jurisdiction in mass torts didn't apply to a federal class action.

Reversing a district court decision, the panel said Illinois physician Florence Mussat can represent a nationwide class in her Telephone Consumer Protection Act case against IQVIA after all.

The company had convinced an Illinois federal judge that the justices' 2017 ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California — which limited personal jurisdiction in mass torts —...

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