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$8.5M Settlement Reached in Cariboo Coffee TCPA Class Action Lawsuit

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Santa Clara, CA: An $8.5 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), by Cariboo Coffee.

According to the terms of the deal, Cariboo Coffee will terminate it’s message marketing program in addition to monetary compensation to class members.

Filed by lead plaintiff Kristie Farnham in May 2016, the lawsuit claimed that Caribou had sent Farnham some 50 text message advertisements on a daily basis since March of that year. The five-digit number the messages were sent from is an SMS short code, which indicates that they were sent from an automated telephone dialing system and reached several other random cellphone users, the complaint states.

According to the terms of the settlement, Cariboo will pay each class member approximately $200, which the suit seeks to define as anyone in the U.S. who received one or more text messages on their cellular phone sent by or on behalf of Caribou Coffee between May 5, 2012, and the deal’s preliminary approval date.

The case is Kristie Farnham v. Caribou Coffee Co. Inc., case number 3:16-cv-00295, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

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