DePaul Can't Dodge TCPA Suit Over Unsolicited Texts

Law360, New York (July 28, 2017, 9:05 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday declined to grant DePaul University’s motion to dismiss a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit against it by a man who says he was sent 17 unsolicited texts.

U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee denied the university’s motion to dismiss a suit by Ricky B. Franklin, who says that he began receiving texts in November 2015 and immediately tried to opt out but was unsuccessful. The university then allegedly sent him “at least” 16 more messages, according to court documents.

Judge Lee said that Franklin’s pleadings were sufficient at this stage. In particular, the judge said...

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