Consumers Get Cert. In Solar Co. Cellphone Robocalls Suit

By Kat Greene (March 3, 2017, 5:25 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday certified a class of more than 220,000 people who accused a solar company of bombarding them on their cellphones with unwanted robocalls, ruling there wasn't evidence to show the calls were consensual by any individual consumers.

U.S. District Judge James Lorenz rejected Green Solar Technologies Inc.'s contention that the issue of whether the consumers had agreed to receive automated calls would have to be decided on an individual basis, according to Thursday's ruling.

For one thing, he said, in two years the company failed to produce a shred of evidence to suggest any of the...

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