Lawsuit claims Liberty University violated telephone consumer protection laws

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Liberty University faces allegations of violating consumer protection laws after a woman reportedly received a number of “robocalls” from the university over the course of a month.

A lawsuit filed in the Western North Carolina District Court says a woman registered her number with the National Do Not Call Registry on March 12.

However, the woman allegedly received at least five unsolicited, pre-recorded telemarketing calls — or “robocalls” — from Liberty University during the month of April.

According to the lawsuit, each of the pre-recorded calls were “substantively similar and made as a part of a Summer 2021 promotional campaign by Liberty University to promote its education programs to consumers at a discounted rate.”

In addition, the number making the calls has reportedly had many complaints of unsolicited robocalling activity from the university.

The lawsuit is requesting class action status and a jury trial in which the plaintiff represents herself, the “Robocall Class,” and the “National Do Not Call Registry Class.”

You can read the lawsuit filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on Monday, June 14 below:

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