Unauthorized Calls to Cell Phones Basis for TCPA Lawsuit Against Rite Aid
Audet & Partners, LLP reports that a New York consumer has launched a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Rite Aid Corp. alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). In the lawsuit seeking class action certification, lead plaintiff Robert Zani has alleged that Rite Aid placed pre-recorded, unauthorized calls to the cell phones a nationwide class of consumers seeking to market its products and services including flu shots.
Under the TCPA, companies are prohibited from contacting consumers on their cell phones for commercial purposes in the absence of advance consent. In the recently filed New York class action lawsuit against Rite Aid, Mr. Zani has alleged that Rite Aid failed to provide customers with a way to “opt out” of receiving phone calls from Rite Aid, and that complaints made to an employee of a Rite Aid pharmacy went unheeded.
If you believe you may have been contacted by a company on your cell phone without your consent, we urge you to contact a TCPA attorney at Audet & Partners, LLP for a free, confidential case evaluation. You can contact us either by calling (800) 965-1461, or by completing and submitting our inquiry form on the right side of this page.