$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.
“This is a victory for consumers across the country who feel frustrated and powerless to stop relentless robocalls,” said plaintiff attorney Jonas Jacobson with Dovel & Luner LLP.
The plaintiffs’ legal team included Gregory S. Dovel, Simon C. Franzini, Jonas Jacobson with Dovel & Luner LLP; Rafey Balabanian, Eve-Lynn Rapp, Lily Hough and Aaron Lawson with Edelson PC.
SOURCE Dovel & Luner, LLP
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