On November 6, a proposed consumer class requested that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington preliminarily approve its proposed $3.99 million settlement with a ride-sharing company. The class alleges that the company used an automatic telephone dialing system to send unsolicited commercial texts to individuals in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). The settlement class includes all Washington residents who, between June 1, 2012, and the date of preliminary approval, received one or more invitational text messages through the company's "Invite A Friend" program.

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