Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that on October 16, 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed against Lyft, Inc. in United States District Court, Northern District of California, “ . . . for legal and equitable remedies resulting from the [alleged] illegal actions of Lyft, Inc. in negligently, knowingly, or willfully transmitting unsolicited, autodialed SMS or MMS text messages, en masse, to Plaintiff’s cellular device and the cellular devices of numerous other individuals across the country, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act . . . .”
Allegedly, Plaintiff’s cellular telephone “received unsolicited text messages from Lyft through Lyft’s ‘Concierge’ program,” without having provided express consent. According to the complaint:
. . . in 2016, Lyft started shifting part of its marketing budget to its “Concierge” program to gain access to new customers. The “Concierge” program obtains cellphone numbers from the customers of third-party entities without the cellphone subscribers’ consent. Lyft then contacts the cellphone subscribers via text message even though the persons never agreed to having their cellphone numbers shared with Lyft nor did they agree to receive any text messages from Lyft.
Lyft’s “Concierge” program is especially nefarious because Lyft does not inform the persons that they are receiving the text message as part of Lyft’s “Concierge” Program, nor does Lyft give the persons the ability to opt out of receiving text messages from Lyft.
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.