July 21, 2020 – Case Dismissed After Parties Settle
The proposed class action detailed on this page was dismissed on July 16, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr. The parties informed the judge on June 12 that they’d reached a settlement with regard to the plaintiff’s individual claims.
Nextdoor.com is facing a proposed class action lawsuit filed in California that claims the social networking site sent illegal marketing text messages to consumers..
According to the case, the lead plaintiff began receiving texts in November 2019 that contained advertisements and promotional offers from Nextdoor.com. The case includes a specific example of a text the defendant allegedly sent to the plaintiff on November 18, 2019 that encouraged him to “Click here to download Nextdoor” and included a link. According to the case, the text messages sent to the plaintiff and proposed class members were placed using an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS).
Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the use of an ATDS to send texts is forbidden unless the messages are sent for emergency purposes or with the prior express written consent of the recipient, the lawsuit explains. Nextdoor’s messages violated the TCPA because they were sent for a non-emergency purpose without the plaintiff’s prior express written consent, the case contends.
The lawsuit looks to represent a class comprising all persons in the U.S. who, within the last four years, received an unsolicited text message from the defendant that was sent for non-emergency purposes without the recipient’s consent. The suit requests damages of up to $1,500 for each violation allegedly committed against putative class members.