Major League Baseball and the San Francisco Giants have been accused of illegally sending robotic marketing text messages to their fans, according to a report in Law 360.
The proposed class action was filed Tuesday in New York federal court. A California resident said she received telemarketing text messages sent using an automatic telephone dialing system without giving the league or team her consent.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was signed into law in 1991 to curb the increase of annoying telemarketing practices. Though technology has rapidly evolved since then, the law has not. A recent episode of Cause for Action looked at the latest issues involving TCPA. They discuss a current case before the U.S. Supreme Court, the new administration, and more.