ATLANTA, Feb. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On February 5, 2016, James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC announced the filing of a nationwide class action lawsuit against the student-loan giant SLM Corporation (NYSE:SLM), popularly known as Sallie Mae, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, over alleged unauthorized auto-dialer calls to the cell phones of persons across the United States. The class action complaint was filed in federal district court in Memphis, Tennessee. It seeks both injunctive relief and money damages. The case is Parchman v. SLM Corporation, et al., Case 2:15-cv-02819 (W.D. Tenn. 2016).
"Sallie Mae harassed my client with dozens of unwanted calls on his cell phone. This was done despite his repeated demands to stop the calls,” said attorney James A. Dunlap Jr. of the Atlanta law firm James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC.
"Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ('TCPA') to stop abusive telephone practices, including strict limits on the use of auto-dialers to call cell phones," explained Mr. Dunlap. "The complaint charges that Sallie Mae has deployed automatic telephone dialing systems to make non-emergency calls to persons who did not expressly consent to be called on their cell phones within the meaning of the TCPA."
"Nobody should be subjected to repeated, intrusive auto-dialer calls to their cell phones," explained Mr. Dunlap. "We believe that thousands of persons across America may have received numerous and repeated calls from Sallie Mae on their cell phones without their express consent. We are seeking to put a stop to such practices, and also seeking statutory damages for each call to persons in violation of the TCPA."
According to public information, Sallie Mae manages over $180 billion in education loans and serves ten million student and parent customers.
If you believe you have received calls to your cell phone from Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation, Navient Corporation, Navient Solutions Inc. f/k/a Sallie Mae, Inc., or Sallie Mae Bank, or any other subsidiary or affiliate of SLM Corporation, and you did not expressly consent to these calls, please contact the offices of James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC at 404-354-2363 for a free consultation you may be entitled to a statutory damages of $500 or more per call under the TCPA. You may visit the firm’s web site at http://www.jamesdunlaplaw.com.
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