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TCPA Filings Against Dispensaries Still Sky High: Latest Filing Seeks Over $5MM in Damages

Well its 4:20 on a Friday so I guess that means its time for a little Cannabis news

Just this week we dropped our HUGE interview with Morgan Fox of the National Cannabis Industry Association–its getting big reviews BTW– in a bid to spread awareness of the threat of TCPA suits to the Cannabis industry.

With the help of the trade organization this critical issue really seems to be making its way to the forefront of the the minds of many cannabis industry participants.

Unfortunately it may already be too late for one Michigan-based cannabis outfit– Green Peak Industries, dba Skymint, which was just hit in a big putative TCPA class action yesterday.

The suit–available here Montanez complaint–seeks over $5,000,000.00 in damages related to purportedly unwanted text messages. Screenshots appear to show that Skymint offered deals on pot via text message- a real no no if the messages were sent using an ATDS without consent.

The Plaintiff seeks to represent two nationwide classes–including a DNC class although she, herself, does not allege that her number was on the national DNC.

We’ll keep an eye on developments in this suit. But if you’re in the cannabis industry be sure to check out our big interview this week and EDUCATE yourself.

Chat soon

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Eric Troutman Class Action Attorney
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Eric Troutman is one of the country’s prominent class action defense lawyers and is nationally recognized in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and compliance. He has served as lead defense counsel in more than 70 national TCPA class actions and has litigated nearly a thousand individual TCPA cases in his role as national strategic litigation counsel for major banks and finance companies. He also helps industry participants build TCPA-compliant processes, policies, and systems.

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