TCPA Text Suit
The Tampa Bay Rays are facing a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action lawsuit for allegedly sending unwarranted texts about upcoming games. Chad Fernandez claims that the Major League Baseball team sent him several texts without prior expressed written consent, in violation of the TCPA’s ban on automated text message advertising. He is suing the team on two counts of TCPA violations and is seeking to represent a class consisting of all U.S. residents who received unwarranted text messages from the team. If the Rays are found to have violated the TCPA, each violation can amount to a $500 damages award.
The Rays now join the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers as the latest sports franchise to face a TCPA suit since 2012.
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