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Papa John's faces $250 million spam lawsuit [LOL! Supposedly NOT related to Obamacare]
CNN ^ | November 13, 2012 | Olivia Smith

Posted on 11/14/2012 4:03:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

- Popular U.S. pizza chain Papa John's faces a $250 million class-action lawsuit for blasting customers with illegal text messages.

The plaintiffs allege that Papa John's ( ) franchises sent customers a total of 500,000 unwanted messages in early 2010. The spam texts offered deals for pizza, and some customers complained they were getting 15 or 16 texts in a row, even during the middle of the night, according Donald Heyrich, an attorney representing the class.

"After I ordered from Papa John's, my telephone started beeping with text messages advertising pizza specials," Erin Chutich, one of the plaintiffs, said in a statement. "Papa John's never asked permission to send me text message advertisements."

The pizza franchises sent the text blasts through a mass text messaging service called OnTime4U, which is also a defendant in the case. When Papa John's was first sued in April 2010, the franchises allegedly ended their involvement with OnTime4U's text program, after the pizza company informed its corporate stores and franchisees that sending unsolicited messages to cellphones "is most likely illegal."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hate; lawyers
The "hate Papa John" train continues on another track...

Dammit, I just MAY have to buy something from them this week.

1 posted on 11/14/2012 4:04:00 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why does Papa John giggle uncontrollably at the end of his commercials?


2 posted on 11/14/2012 4:07:06 AM PST by luvbach1 (The late, great United States)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is how Marxists deal with their enemies. Support Papa Johns!!!


3 posted on 11/14/2012 4:07:16 AM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

I didn’t order from them last year, but if I had, and had gotten cell phone spam, I wouldn’t be supporting them either.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:18 AM PST by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

While I suspect there is some foul play in effect here and PJ did not intend to send all that spam, there is no such thing as legitimate spam.

Either way, the moronic law makers can’t even arrest the “Card Services” and “Rachel” credit card scammers and they trump up this 250 million BS against a legitimate company.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 4:12:38 AM PST by soycd
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To: Shimmer1

What is the difference between spam and advertising/promotion?


6 posted on 11/14/2012 4:15:07 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SoFloFreeper
15 or 16 texts in a row

The Horror...

7 posted on 11/14/2012 4:15:40 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Shimmer1

You ARE gullible!!!


8 posted on 11/14/2012 4:21:42 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: Shimmer1

I’ve ordered from them and I’ve never received any texts. When you sign up on their website, there’s an OPTION to sign up for texts.. but it clearly states it’s an OPTION. People who sign up for texts were pretty much asking for it.

My problem with Papa John’s is their pizza’s are not that good. Though if these keeps up, I’ll order one in a show of solidarity.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 4:30:45 AM PST by tje
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To: SoFloFreeper

Poor babies getting spam?.... If I could collect a nickel for each piece of spam I’ve received, I would be a trillionaire. Some folks need to get a life!


10 posted on 11/14/2012 4:33:26 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I never get text from anyone. It took some doing but I had voice messaging and text turned OFF on my phone. No text, no voice mail, no photos, just a phone the way Mr. Bell meant it to be. What’s really neat is that people sending me voice mail or text can do it, but it is autoerased upon receipt and I don’t even get a notification.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 4:33:36 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: soycd
Those “credit card services” people need to be located and then publicly drawn and quartered.
12 posted on 11/14/2012 4:38:13 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Ann Archy
You ARE gullible!!!

How is not wanting to pay service fees to receive unsolicited messages (or phone calls for that matter) being gullible? I don't want the hell of telemarketers turned lose on my cell phone either.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 4:45:38 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I pay my Verizon cell phone bill at the Verizon store with my debit card at a machine set up for that purpose, as soon as the receipt prints out, my phone buzzes with a text message informing me that I have paid my phone bill.

How stupid is that?


14 posted on 11/14/2012 4:55:09 AM PST by Holly_P
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To: tje

Same here. Never once have I received a text message from them. I have received emails with coupons and specials but I signed up for that.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 4:55:54 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Shimmer1

My pharmacy was calling me every other around the clock due to an automated service they use to inform of refills. I called them back that i don’t need refills but they refused to stop the service .

I ended up calling their corporate office and threatened a $5000 small claims lawsuit for each call made from here-forth to stop the calls. Call blocking did no good because they used different numbers .
I ended up no longer doing business with any of their branches.
I now use a 555 area code number with my new pharmacy.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 5:08:43 AM PST by Morris70
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To: SoFloFreeper

I block texting from my phone——problem solved........


17 posted on 11/14/2012 5:14:38 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: soycd; FreedomPoster

Tort lawyers go after the “Deep Pockets”, especially when they are easy to locate.

Picture this: A Rolls-Royce lightly scrapes your car door. Then a kid on a BMX bike lightly scrapes the door on the other side. You have the license number of the Rolls but the kid races off. Which one will you seek damages from first?

If your lawyer is getting 25-35%, which one will he go after?


18 posted on 11/14/2012 5:30:33 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Lawsuit? Over spam? Time to sue the White house, RNC, DNC and every politician in the United States. My political spam must have reached into the thousands this election cycle. The audacity.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 5:33:18 AM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Fifty dollars per text?


20 posted on 11/14/2012 5:37:47 AM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Sloth

Er, five hundred, that is.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 5:38:43 AM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

$250 million?

Ruh roh...looks like a WHOLE LOT more hours are going to be cut.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 5:40:15 AM PST by moovova
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To: IamConservative

People who pay to get texts or have a quota of texts that they can get, were probably not wise to sign up for a text-coupon service. Still, if I ran an opt-in service like this apparently was, I’d send maybe one single text asking for confirmation on the web site as to the volume they wanted. So as to respect the Obamaphone users.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 5:44:19 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Holly_P
as soon as the receipt prints out, my phone buzzes with a text message informing me that I have paid my phone bill. How stupid is that?
I pay most of my bills electronically and get an email each time there's a transaction.
I like that feature since I can quickly spot anything suspicious.
24 posted on 11/14/2012 5:45:06 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Morris70

Walgreens? That was happening to me even though I never signed up for it. If one listens to end of msg there is the prompt to cancel out. It worked and calls stopped.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 5:45:49 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Morris70

Not being able to cancel such a “service” is a major peccadillo.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 5:45:49 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Java4Jay

Yes, I thought Walgreens was rather respectful of such things.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 5:46:51 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Shimmer1

Order online and don’t give a phone number. I’ve been ordering from their website for a few years and have never received text spam. Email, well that’s another story.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:17 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
People who pay to get texts or have a quota of texts that they can get, were probably not wise to sign up for a text-coupon service.

Ahh. My bad. I thought they were unsolicited.

29 posted on 11/14/2012 6:11:04 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: IamConservative

That’s the story I’m seeing from some quarters. Anyhow it still seems to be bad cyber manners. It’s not as easy to filter texts as it is to filter email spams. You can’t even see where the text came from until you ask to download it, whereupon you get dinged (on Obamaphones).


30 posted on 11/14/2012 6:25:51 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You pay to receive the text.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 11:05:15 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: oh8eleven
I pay most of my bills electronically and get an email each time there's a transaction.

You must admit, that's a bit different than me still having my receipt in my hand when they text me.

32 posted on 11/14/2012 12:55:47 PM PST by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P
No, it's not different. Whomever is sending you the text doesn't know where you are.
If you don't want them "bothering" you, call them and turn off transaction notification.
But don't complain when money goes missing from your account via some dubious transaction(s) - and you don't find out about it for six months.
Notification really does help protect you.
33 posted on 11/14/2012 1:02:02 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When someone locates and sues “Rachael, with Cardholder Services” I will know they are serious.” Til then, it is just tinkering around the edges.

By the way, a police whistle kept beside the phone, and blasted into the ear of the person who answers when you “press 3” is a good way of letting them know you’re not interested. It hasn’t gotten her to stop calling, though.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 1:32:09 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Excellence

Where did you get that information? I can’t find it. I thought it was just a nuisance.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 1:47:32 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Java4Jay

Cvs. Have to use mail for regular prescriptions.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 2:01:59 PM PST by Morris70
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To: oh8eleven
No, it's not different. Whomever is sending you the text doesn't know where you are. If you don't want them "bothering" you, call them and turn off transaction notification. But don't complain when money goes missing from your account via some dubious transaction(s) - and you don't find out about it for six months. Notification really does help protect you.

I didn't say that,"I don't want them bothering me", I said it was stupid and it is. I'm standing there with my receipt in my hand and they text me to say you've just paid your phone bill". Who are they protecting me from? A stranger who is paying my phone bill? Nobody can make "money go missing" from my account, there's no money in it to begin with, the worst that can happen is that somebody else might attempt to pay my bill for me, it's not a bank account.

It sounds as if you're just looking for an argument. Is that your life? Picking apart anything said by anybody else at F.R.? If so, you need to begin to look for someone else to argue with, I have better things to do and I also have the ability to completely ignore anything else from you, so go ahead, have the last word, I can assure you, it will not even be read by me. Your type lives for " having the last word, so, go ahead, have at it and then go away gloating with the thought, "well, I sure let her have it".

37 posted on 11/14/2012 2:19:27 PM PST by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P

Stupid is as stupid does.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 5:39:47 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Unless you have an unlimited plan, all carriers charge for text messages, usually 5 cents to send and 2 cents to receive.


39 posted on 11/15/2012 9:26:19 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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