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Cruise Line Beats Class Certification in Unwanted Text Suit

Feb. 11, 2019, 4:51 PM

Caribbean Cruise Line Inc. convinced a federal court Feb. 8 that certifying a class of consumers challenging its text advertisements is inappropriate.

The named plaintiff’s close ties to class counsel “cast significant doubt upon his ability to put the interests of absent class members above that of class counsel,” Judge John Z. Lee wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Individual issues of consent also complicate class status, the court said.

CCL markets cruise vacation packages. It has faced several Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions over its robocall and text advertisements.

Richard Gordon sued ...

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