Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware of the following Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) class action lawsuit filing:
Sonic Corp. and Sonic Restaurants, Inc.
Class action lawsuit filed on February 20, 2020 in United States District Court, Central District of California, Eastern Division, against Sonic Corp. and Sonic Restaurants, Inc. for, allegedly, “negligently, and/or willfully contacting Plaintiff through text messages on Plaintiff’s cellular telephone, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.”
According to the class action complaint, “Sonic routinely contacts individuals through mass text messaging campaigns with automatic telephone dialing equipment. However, Sonic regularly sends these text messages to cellular telephones, without consent, let alone prior express written consent, in violation of the TCPA.”
The complaint alleges that the Plaintiff received “unsolicited promotional text messages from Sonic from the SMS code 876-642 to [Plaintiff’s] wireless phone . . . for which Plaintiff provided no consent to call, in an attempt to solicit her business.” The complaint contained the following examples of text messages sent to the Plaintiff as “solicitations for purchases of food and drink items and on some occasions included coupons or promotional one day only sales”:
The SONIC Double Feature: single-patty Cheeseburger & Sm Shake for $3.99! Lmt tome @ part’ drive-ins. + Tax / addons. More: [link] HELP/STOP: 8447887525.
Get fizzy with it! Snag a Large SONIC Fruit Fizz for $0.99! Valid 1/3 only @ @ part’ drive-ins. HELP/STOP: 8447887525
Today @ Sonic ½ price 3 or 5 pc Crispy Tenders! Must mention @part’ drive-ins or use promo code CRISPY in app! Valid 2/6 + tax/addon HELP/STOP call 8447887525.
According to the complaint, the Plaintiff “never provided Defendants with her phone number or consented to text messages from Defendants on her mobile telephone.”
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.