Topic: Article III

Eastern District of Missouri Finds Standing Issue with TCPA Cases When Plaintiffs do Not Request to be on Internal Do-Not-Call Lists

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently issued an opinion with significant implications for plaintiffs’ standing to allege violations of the TCPA under Article III.  In the case of Thompson v. Genesco, Inc. (2024 WL 81187), the court addressed the critical question of whether the plaintiff had Article III standing to bring his TCPA claim.

Dennis Thompson filed a lawsuit against Genesco, Inc. in Missouri state court, alleging that Genesco had unlawfully sent him unwanted marketing text messages in violation of the TCPA and its accompanying regulations. Genesco removed the case to federal court, and the court, sua sponte, ordered supplemental briefing to address whether Thompson had Article III standing to maintain his lawsuit.

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