Computer program helps the poor get their day in court

by louabbott on September 24, 2007

Chicago Tribune – Published September 24, 2007

PAYING FOR PESTERING: Do-not-call lists and the federal telephone-consumer-protection law have greatly cut the number of unwanted phone calls that people get, but it still happens.

Anyone using automatic dialers to make calls that violate the law could face $500 in fines for each violation and $1,500 for willful violations. They also could face civil lawsuits.

In one class action, consumers complained that representatives of Herbalife International of America Inc., a nutritional-products firm, violated the act in making solicitation calls. The litigants agreed to a settlement that entitles anyone getting such a call to file a claim and receive up to $75.

Read the entire article at the Chicago Tribune

Also, read our company overview: Herbalife Facts, News and Review

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