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Jan. 29 — GoDaddy.com LLC was hit with a class action lawsuit Jan. 28 alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection act by using an automated telephone dialing system to send unsolicited commercial text messages without prior express consent.
The class action complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, alleged that GoDaddy sent unsolicited commercial text messages to plaintiffs “in an especially aggressive and deleterious form of marketing.” In addition to monetary damages, the plaintiffs are seeking an injunction to halt the robotexts.
The TCPA, 47 U.S.C. § 227, prohibits the use of automated telephone dialing systems without the prior express consent to receive unsolicited text messages. According to the complaint, GoDaddy's failure to obtain prior authorization from consumers to receive the texts is a violation of the TCPA.
Bock & Hatch LLC and Kent Law Offices are representing the plaintiffs. Counsel for GoDaddy couldn't be immediately identified.
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Full text of the complaint is available at http://www.bloomberglaw.com/public/document/Herrick_v_GoDaddycom_LLC_Docket_No_216cv00254_D_Ariz_Jan_28_2016_.
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