SiriusXM Faces Suit In New Jersey Over Robo-Calls
February 12, 2015 at 3:57 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM has been hit with yet another suit over unsolicited telemarketing calls, this tine in NEW JERSEY, where SCOTT GEBHARDT has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
GEBHARDT alleges that SIRIUSXM used a robo-caller to dial his cell phone "on a repetitive and continuous basis ... on average, two to three times per day attempting to sell its subscription services" to him. The suit adds that GEBHARDT "revoked any consent previously given to Defendant to place telephone calls to his cellular telephone number" in OCTOBER 2014 and told SIRIUSXM that he had sold the vehicle with the satellite receiver but the robo-calls kept coming.
The suit asks for actual damages, $500 statutory damages and $1,500 treble damages per call, and injunctive relief.
SIRIUSXM was also involved in a suit in U.S. District Court in Southern CALIFORNIA under the same law that was filed in JANUARY against TOYOTA MOTOR SALES USA by BRIAN TRENZ, alleging that TOYOTA illegally gave SIRIUSXM customers' cell phone numbers for telemarketing efforts. The would-be class action targeted TOYOTA as vicariously liable for SIRIUSXM's calls.