8th Circ. Boosts TCPA Class Cert. Bids In Medtox Ruling

By Allison Grande (May 4, 2016, 9:36 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday lowered the bar for obtaining class certification in Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases in reviving a putative class action over junk faxes sent by a lead testing company, emboldening an already ravenous plaintiffs bar intent on making cases as large as possible in order to capitalize on the potential for hefty statutory payouts.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel reversed a district court's rejection of a bid by Sandusky Wellness Center LLC to certify a class of more than 3,200 pediatricians, health departments and others who had allegedly received a single-page fax from defendant Medtox...

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