Spokeo Used To Allege Harm From Unwanted Facebook Texts

Law360, Los Angeles (October 5, 2016, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A non-Facebook user urged a California federal judge on Wednesday to keep alive his proposed class action alleging the social media giant violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by bombarding him with unauthorized text message alerts, saying the high court's Spokeo decision establishes that the unwanted messages injured him.

Noah Duguid argued that Facebook Inc. can't escape his claims by contending that he couldn't demonstrate the concrete injury needed to justify a lawsuit. He pointed to several recent cases that he said shows that the receipt of unwanted phone calls is enough to constitute a concrete injury under the U.S. Supreme...

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