CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (CVS) now has three class action lawsuits filed against it for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Two separate lawsuits are pending against CVS in Illinois, both alleging that the company violated the “robocall” provisions of the TCPA. The most recent class action lawsuit filed on December 19, 2014, in Florida, claims that CVS has been sending unsolicited text messages to consumers. CVS’s response to the Florida lawsuit is due this month.
The Florida lawsuit alleges that in early 2012, CVS started using an automated system to send text message alerts regarding customer prescriptions. The text messages included reminders to pick-up prescriptions, but CVS also send marketing notifications related to other services offered by the company. Plaintiff claims CVS has violated TCPA because it did not obtain prior express written consent from the consumers before sending the text messages. In fact, CVS allegedly automatically enrolled any customers that filled a prescription with its pharmacy into the text messaging system.
Plaintiff’s personal claim is that she was receiving text message alerts from CVS for somebody other than herself. The plaintiff responded to the messages with “STOP” as instructed by the texts that she received. However, the named plaintiff continued to receive the text messages from CVS.
Be sure to check back for an update on these three TCPA cases pending against CVS. Also, if you have questions regarding telemarketing calls or text messages you are receiving without your prior express written consent, call DeLadurantey Law Office to schedule an appointment.
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