Yahoo Must Face Class-Action Over SMS Messages

Yahoo must face a class-action lawsuit for allegedly sending unsolicited SMS messages to some Sprint customers in March of 2013, a judge has ruled.The ruling, issued on Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Manish Shah in the Northern District of Illinois, stems from allegations that Yahoo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using automated dialers to send text messages without first obtaining the recipients’ consent.The dispute centers on a Yahoo Messenger feature that converts instant messages into text messages. Two consumers — Rachel Johnson and Zenaida Calderin — alleged that they received at least two messages through that feature. They said that one of the messages came from other users, while the other — a “Welcome” message from Yahoo — explained the first one. The lawsuit deals only with the explanatory “Welcome” messages.

Source: Yahoo Must Face Class-Action Over SMS Messages 01/05/2016

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