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Customer contract provision sends spam text message class action vs Jackson Hewitt to arbitration

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 17, 2016, 5:23pm

A suburban Marengo man will not – for now - be able to press his claim income tax return preparer Jackson Hewitt, and its partners American Express and Restaurant.com, illegally spammed his phone with text messages, after a Chicago federal judge ruled the agreement he signed with Jackson Hewitt also mandated all disputes over the contract be handled through arbitration.

Jackson Hewitt, promo partners hit with class action over promotional spam texts

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 15, 2016, 3:27pm

One of America’s biggest income tax return preparation companies, one of the country’s largest credit card companies and an online provider of discounted dining vouchers have been hit with a potential class action lawsuit accusing them of sending spam text messages as part of a coordinated promotional campaign.