CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Flossmoor, Illinois, law firm alleges a San Francisco-based discount travel site sent out junk faxes advertising its services.
Armstrong Law Firm P.C., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
against Hotwire Inc. citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Hotwire is the operator of a discount travel site that
allows people to book airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other
vacation deals, the suit states. In an effort to market itself, Hotwire allegedly sent out
unsolicited bulks of faxes to unwilling participants.
The Armstrong Law Firm was one such business or individual
who received the faxes in August. It alleges it did not consent to receive the faxes. Hotwire also
did not satisfy the opt-out requirements per federal law in the faxes, the plaintiff alleges.
The plaintiff alleges that this action violates two counts
of the TCPA.
The plaintiff is seeking actual or statutory damages and an
enjoinment to stop Hotwire from sending any more unsolicited advertisements
with deficient opt-out notices. It is represented by John F. Shonkwiler and
Stacey M. Shonkwiler of Leland Grove Law LLC in Chicago.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois,
Eastern Division Case Number 1:16-cv-08739