View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Data Centre
March 30, 2009

Verizon settles lawsuit with Feature Films for Families

The Utah-based telemarketer has agreed to a $25,000 cash settlement

By CBR Staff Writer

Verizon Wireless has settled a lawsuit filed in February 2009 against Feature Films for Families, a telemarketing company, for illegally calling Verizon Wireless customers and employees to advertise the movie, The Velveteen Rabbit.

In addition to a permanent injunction preventing any future calls, the Utah-based telemarketer has agreed to a $25,000 cash settlement.

The lawsuit alleged Feature Films for Families illegally used an autodialer to call Verizon Wireless customers about the movie. The lawsuit stated that over 10 days in early February 2009, nearly 500,000 calls were made to Verizon Wireless customers and employees. When customers answered these calls to their wireless phones they heard either a prerecorded voice message or an individual reading a script promoting the anticipated release of the film.

Steven Zipperstein, vice president and general counsel of Verizon Wireless, said: Our customers’ privacy is of utmost importance to Verizon Wireless, and we work every day to ensure it is protected. Telemarketers cannot be allowed to use unlawful methods to reach our customers and to invade their privacy.

Content from our partners
How to turn the evidence hackers leave behind against them
Why food manufacturers must pursue greater visibility and agility
How to define an empowered chief data officer
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.