LAWSUIT: OFFICE DEPOT SPAMMED CUSTOMERS

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Boca Raton Company Accused Of Violating Florida Telephone Solicitation Act.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Boca Raton-based Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) is facing a class action lawsuit with the potential of huge ramifications for the company.

Palm Beach County resident Barry Berman claims that he received a series of unsolicited text messages from Office Depot, promoting ”back to school” savings, a ”flash sale” promotion, ”holiday deals,” and “Tide Laundry detergent on sale.” Berman asserts in the suit that he never signed up or authorized Office Depot to send him text messages. The lawsuit, calling for Class Action status, states that “the number of Class members is so numerous that joinder of them is impractical.”

Under Florida law, a company sending text messages without express written permission is subject to a $500 fine per message. That’s part of the Florida Telephone Solicitation Act.

Separately, the Federal Trade Commission can impose fines of up to $1500 per unsolicited text message. Learn how to report spam messages here.

Barry Berman is represented by the law firm of Demesmin and Dover in Fort Lauderdale.

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