Penguins’ Fan Sues Team for Sending Too Many Text Messages
(NEW YORK) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins may not be playing in the Stanley Cup Finals this year, but the team has found a way to make headlines. A fan of the team is suing the team because it sent him more text messages than he agreed to terms and conditions.
The fan filed a class-action lawsuit against the team, saying the Penguins violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The act prohibits unsolicited text messages to people. In the lawsuit, the fan claims that he received five texts from the team and four the second week. He signed up to only receive only three texts per week.
According to the lawsuit, the members of the class were "subjected to the aggravation that necessarily accompanies the invasion of privacy caused by unsolicited text message calls" and "also because consumers frequently have to pay their cellphone service providers for the receipt of such wireless calls."
The suit is asking for unspecified damages.
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