Court Rejects Attempt to Treble $925 Million Statutory Damages Award

  • Written by Matthew J. Fedor and Matthew M. Morrissey for The National Law Review

The District of Oregon recently denied a motion for treble damages following a jury verdict finding that defendant made over 1.8 million advertising calls to the named plaintiff and other members of a certified class. Wakefield v. ViSalus, Inc., No. 15-cv-1857, 2019 WL 2578082, at *1 (D. Or. June 24, 2019). The court found that enhanced damages simply were not appropriate under the circumstances of the case.

In Wakefield, the named plaintiff filed suit for purported violations of the TCPA after she allegedly received multiple telephone calls advertising defendant’s products.

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