Seattle, WA: A nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed against the student-loan giant SLM Corporation, popularly known as Sallie Mae, over alleged unauthorized autodialer calls to the cell phones of borrowers who took out student loans with the national lender. The class action complaint seeks both injunctive relief and money damages.
"Sallie Mae harassed me with dozens of unwanted calls on my cell phone, including calls that woke me up at all hours of the night and often within hours of each other. These unrelenting calls unfortunately corresponded with a time in my life that required great attention to family issues," stated plaintiff and Seattle resident Mark A. Arthur.
According to publicly available information, Sallie Mae manages over $180 billion in education loans and serves ten million student and parent customers.
Sallie Mae loan holders who originally entered into a student loan with Sallie Mae prior to 2004, and received a pre-recorded phone call to their cellular phone on or after October 27, 2005, without their prior express consent may be eligible to join the class action.