A Florida woman has filed suit against luxury fashion holding company Tapestry, Inc. over its alleged practice of sending automated text message advertisements to consumers’ cell phones without securing their prior express consent to do so.
A Florida woman has filed suit against luxury fashion holding company Tapestry, Inc. over potential Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) abuses. According to the proposed class action, Tapestry, parent company of Coach New York, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman, engages in an unlawful telemarketing campaign through which it sends automated text message advertisements to consumers’ cell phones without securing their prior express consent to do so.
The plaintiff alleges that beginning in January 2019, she began receiving “generic” text messages from the defendant that contained discounts, promotions, and sales for Coach accessories and handbags. “At no point in time” did the plaintiff provide her consent to be contacted through an automated telephone dialing system, the case says. In fact, the woman claims her number has been listed on the national Do-Not-Call (DNC) Registry since November 2006.
The plaintiff suspects Tapestry has sent similar messages to “thousands of consumers,” many of whom have listed their numbers on the DNC, without obtaining their permission to do so.