Civil Plaintiff

Robocall Verdict of $925 Million Withstands Challenge

A robocall class action against a direct sales company that resulted in a $925 million verdict was properly certified, a federal court held.

Defendant ViSalus Inc., which sells weight-loss products, waited too long to argue that individual questions of consent make class treatment inappropriate, Judge Michael H. Simon wrote for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

The case was certified as a class action in 2017. A jury found in April that ViSalus violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making 1.85 telemarketing calls to former customers and promoters.

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