SOURCE: Milberg LLP

January 26, 2011 13:52 ET

Milberg LLP Announces the Filing of a Consumer Class Action Lawsuit Against J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, NA and Chase Auto Finance Corp. for Violations of the TCPA

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) - The law firm of Milberg LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Defendants Chase Auto Finance Corp. ("Chase Auto Finance") and its parent company, J.P. Morgan Chase, NA ("J.P. Morgan") in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on behalf of all persons in the United States who, since 2007, received non-emergency, autodialed calls from Chase Auto Finance on their cell phones, despite the lack of their prior consent. The action is captioned Eichner v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, NA, et al., and is numbered 11-CV-00003. The complaint is available from the Court or can be viewed at Milberg LLP's website at www.milberg.com.

According to the complaint Defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") by using automatic dialing systems to contact cell phone users about vehicle debts without their prior consent. As described in the complaint, Ms. Eichner, the named plaintiff in the suit, was repeatedly contacted in the last 12 months on her cell phone about a relative's car loan for which she had no responsibility. The plaintiff never consented to those calls, nor did she provide the companies with her telephone number.

Under the TCPA, Defendants could be ordered to pay attorneys' fees, litigation expenses and costs of the lawsuit, and statutory damages of $500 for each negligent violation, and/or $1500 for each knowing and/or willing violation. 

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    Andrei V. Rado, Esq.
    Milberg LLP (New York Office)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th Fl.
    New York, NY 10119-0165
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