Bloomberg Law
April 15, 2019, 3:41 PM

Jury Reaches $925 Million Verdict in Telemarketing Case

Jon Reid
Jon Reid

A federal jury has ordered a multi-level marketing company to pay $925 million for making nearly 2 million unsolicited telemarketing calls to consumers promoting weight-loss products.

The order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon is “the largest standing privacy verdict in our nation’s history,” Jay Edelson, whose firm Edelson PC is representing lead plaintiff Lori Wakefield, said in an email.

The jury April 12 found that ViSalus Inc. made 1,850,436 unsolicited calls to landline and cellphone numbers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which Congress passed in 1991 to protect consumers from unwanted phone ...

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