Pizza Hut Franchises Can't Shake Fla. TCPA Allegations

By Melissa Daniels (August 11, 2016, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday told Pizza Hut franchise owners they must face allegations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations in a proposed class action over text message ads, rejecting their argument that they shouldn't have to since their stores are in other states.

Florida resident Brian Keim is suing Pizza Hut and several franchise owners saying they sent him and other consumers unlawful spam-like text messages. The franchise owners sought to get the case tossed based personal jurisdiction requirements, saying they don't have enough ties in Florida to be sued there.

But U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra said...

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