CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois man is suing Uber, alleging it sends spam text messages.

Matthew Johnson of Genoa, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 2 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Uber Technologies Inc., alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The suit alleges Uber used an automatic telephone dialing system to send spam text messages to recipients' cellphones without consent and even after the recipient texts "stop." 

Johnson and others in the class seek a jury trial, declaratory and injunctive relief, statutory and treble damages, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorney Jeremy M. Glapion of The Glapion Law Firm in Wall, New Jersey.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 3:16-CV-50113

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