JC Penney Hit With TCPA Suit Over Autodialing

Law360, New York (January 27, 2017, 3:48 PM EST) -- Consumers hit J.C. Penney Co. with a putative class action in New York federal court this week, alleging the company oversteps telephone communication laws by autodialing customers when they've fallen behind on payments to their J.C. Penney-brand credit cards, even after requests to the retailer to make the calls stop.

In the suit filed Wednesday, Roy Campbell, on behalf of a class of J.C. Penney customers who received unwanted and non-emergency automated calls from the company, alleges J.C. Penney knowingly sends out the auto communication, even though, much of the time, these calls are meant for somebody else.

Campbell, who says...

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