Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that on February 11, 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Century 21 Real Estate, LLC “. . . to stop Century 21 from directing its realtors to violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making unsolicited, autodialed calls to consumers without their consent, including calls to consumers registered on the national Do Not Call list, and to obtain injunctive and monetary relief for all persons injured by Century 21’s conduct.”
According to the class action complaint, ” . . . Century 21’s direction of realtors’ marketing resulted in [the Plaintiff] receiving unsolicited, autodialed calls from 8 different realtors associated with 2 different franchised locations over an eight month period (from May 2018 through January 2019) culminating in [the class action] Complaint seeking injunctive relief and statutory damages on behalf of all similarly situated consumers, including those, like [the Plaintiff], whose telephone numbers were registered on the national Do Not Call list at the time they received Century 21’s realtors’ calls.”
The class action complaint states that “[the Plaintiff] had a property listed for sale with a realtor which he withdrew from the market on May 15, 2018. That listing never included Plaintiff’s cellular phone number. Months later, on October 29, 2018, [Plaintiff’s] listing agreement with his realtor expired. After both of these events – the May 2018 delisting of [Plaintiff’s] property from the multiple listing services and the October 2018 expiration of his listing agreement – triggered a series of unsolicited, autodialed calls from Century 21 realtors soliciting [Plaintiff] to relist his property with them.”
Further, the Plaintiff, according to the complaint, ” . . . does not have a relationship with Century 21, and has never consented to calls from Century 21’s realtors. Simply put, Century 21 did not obtain Plaintiff’s prior express written consent to place any solicitation telephone calls to him using an autodialer or otherwise. In fact, Plaintiff’s cellular phone number was never even associated with any public listing for his property, all of which listed his realtor’s telephone number as a point of contact.”
Do You Believe You Are a Victim of Illegal Robocalls, Text Messages, “Junk” Faxes or Telemarketing Sales Calls?
If you have received illegal robocalls, text messages, “junk” faxes or telemarketing sales calls, you may be able to recover at least $500 for each illegal call, text or fax you received and, possibly, as much as $1,500 for each illegal call, text message or facsimile that was made either willfully or knowingly in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
To help evaluate your potential legal claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, please complete KLF’s confidential Robocall Questionnaire or, if you prefer to speak with an attorney, please complete the form above on the right, e-mail [email protected] or contact Michael Yarnoff, Esq., [email protected], (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your potential legal rights.