$925M Verdict Approved By Judge in Battle Against Robocalls
PORTLAND, OR (August 15, 2019)— Today a federal court judge in Portland approved a historic $925M judgement in a consumer class action lawsuit against the health supplement manufacturer, ViSalus for making nearly 2 million robocalls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
After a three-day trial, a Portland, OR federal jury reached the verdict in April finding ViSalus engaged in illegal telemarketing by promoting its weight loss products and services through telephone calls using an artificial or prerecorded voice. TCPA protects the privacy rights of consumers allowing plaintiffs to recover damages or $500 for each violation. The jury concluded that the marketing company violated the law after making 1,850,440 calls to the 800,000 class members. The TCPA provides class members with $500 per call in damages.
SOURCE Dovel & Luner, LLP
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