November 14, 2012
Pizza chain Papa John's faces $250 million spam lawsuit
Popular U.S. pizza chain Papa John's faces a $250 million class-action lawsuit for blasting customers with illegal text messages. CNN reports.
The plaintiffs allege that Papa John's franchises sent customers a total of 500,000 unwanted messages in early 2010. The spam texts offered deals for pizza, and some customers complained they were getting 15 or 16 texts in a row, even during the middle of the night, according Donald Heyrich, an attorney representing the class.
The pizza franchises sent the text blasts through a mass text messaging service called OnTime4U, which is also a defendant in the case.
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