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IADT Unsolicited Text Message Ads Class Action Settlement

This is a settlement for the Media/Telecom lawsuit.

Chicago, IL: A settlement has recently been reached in a unfair business practices class action lawsuit relating to the alleged transmission of unsolicited text message advertisements to consumers nationwide by the International Academy of Design and Technology ("IADT"). Recipients of unsolicited text message ads may be eligible for up to $200 in settlement with school.

IADT is a Career Education Corporation ("CEC") institution. The lawsuit alleges that these text messages were sent to consumers' cell phones without their consent, which would violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). While CEC denies that the text messages violated any laws, the company is settling the matter to prevent prolonged and costly litigation.

According to the lawsuit, a third-party marketing firm allegedly sent out text messages regarding IADT.

On June 26, 2012, a Federal Court in Chicago granted preliminary approval to the settlement, which establishes a fund of nearly $20 million from which payments of up to $200 may be made to each cell phone user who received the text message advertisements and who files an approved claim for payment.

People who received the text message advertisements are encouraged to visit to learn more details about the settlement, including how to apply for a settlement payment.

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Published on Jul-10-12


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