Football team settles suit over text messages to fans for $3 million
The Buffalo Bills went to court over texting fans one (or two) too many times.
by Casey Johnston Apr 23 2014 Ars Technica
A class-action lawsuit over too many text messages from the Buffalo Bills football team has been settled for a sum of $3 million, according to a report from the Buffalo News on Monday. The lawsuit's claim was that the Buffalo Bills were violating the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which regulates phone solicitations, by sending texts to fans' phones one too many times.
The texts in question were sent to Bills fans who enrolled in an alert service on the team's website. According to the site, the service would send fans three to five texts for 12 months. Jerry Wojcik, the class-action leader, filed the suit in 2012 when he received six texts in one week and seven the next.