Domino’s Pizza Settles “Robo-Calls” Class Action

By on January 10, 2013
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Domino’s Pizza and one of its independent franchisees have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $9.75 million.  The lawsuit alleged the companies sent pre-recorded phone advertisements or “robo-calls” to consumers’ cell phones without consent.

The case, Spillman v. Domino’s Pizza LLC and RPM Pizza LLC, involved accusations that RPM Pizza LLC advertised its Pizza and other Domino’s products by sending “robo-calls” to the cell phones of consumers in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, in violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).

The TCPA imposes restrictions on telephone solicitations, including telemarketing calls and text messages.  Among other things, the TCPA limits the use of automatic dialing systems, artificial or prerecorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and fax machines. The Act allows consumers to receive $500 per violation, and as much as $1,500 for each violation if they are able to show the acts were willful or intentional.

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