A federal district court has certified a nationwide class of MultiCare patients who received non-emergency telephone calls from MultiCare’s agent Hunter Donaldson about payment options for treatment the patients received at MultiCare. The class is represented by TBS attorneys Chase Alvord and Kim Stephens. Lead plaintiff, Jumapili Ikuseghan, filed suit against MultiCare in July 2014 because she did not consent to receive MultiCare’s calls on her cell phone. She alleged that the calls violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and invaded her privacy by intrusion under Washington law. MultiCare opposed Ms. Ikuseghan’s motion for class certification arguing that she could not bring the suit because she did not suffer an injury and the members of the class could not be determined. The Honorable Benjamin H. Settle rejected both arguments, certified the class, and appointed Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC as class counsel.
To read a copy of the opinion, please click on this link Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification.
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