In the News Today - December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

Here We Come A-Revoking: Professional Plaintiffs Target Text Messaging: Three Drinker Biddle attorneys write “[p]rofessional plaintiffs and their counsel have targeted text message programs and manufactured claims” against businesses over alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations. They say new “bogus claims” revolve around “’gotcha’ situations” in which plaintiffs “artfully” attempt to revoke consent by writing anything other than “STOP.” (National Law Review)

Movie texting lawsuit makes top 10 ‘Most Ridiculous’ list: A Texas man sued a woman who he claims was texting during a movie they were watching on their first date. The lawsuit was ranked the second most ridiculous of 2017 by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. (Austin American Statesman)