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Health care providers allege Walgreens faxes interrupted business

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two Illinois health care providers allege they were sent unsolicited advertisements from a pharmacy chain.

Dr. Jay Joshi and National Pain Centers LLC filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against Walgreens Co. and Does 1-10 alleging that they violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that beginning in August 2011, Joshi and National Pain Centers LLC received facsimile communications from defendants encouraging the sale of prescription drugs by Walgreens. The plaintiffs allege the unsolicited advertising messages interrupted their business and invaded their privacy.

The plaintiffs hold Walgreens Co. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally made facsimile communications several times in a given day without prior express consent.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek statutory damages of $500 for each and every negligent violation of the TCPA and up to $1,500 for each and every willful violation, actual damages, court costs and litigation expenses and any other relief that are just and proper. They are represented by David B. Levin of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Northbrook, Illinois.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division case number 1:18-cv-03626

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