Trump campaign appears to settle texting lawsuit - 2017-02-07
President Donald Trump's campaign appears to have settled a lawsuit over its use of mass text messages.
The lawsuit surrounds two Chicago-area people who sued the Trump campaign last year over texting, claiming the campaign used auto-dialing equipment to blast out bulk messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Law firm Locke Lord defended Trump's campaign, arguing the law violates the First Amendment protections of free speech.
According to the campaign's Federal Election Commission filing, it paid $200,000 to Locke Lord on Dec. 27. Then, on Jan. 11, the plaintiffs dropped the case. They did not submit a settlement for the judge to approve or say why they were withdrawing their claims.