The Nancy Pelosi for Congress Campaign appears to have settled a 2022 lawsuit with an Illinois man who claimed he received unwanted fundraising text messages, Business Insider reported.
Federal campaign finance disclosures made public in April revealed a $7,500 payment marked “Settlement” made to Jorge Rojas, who had filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The claim cited a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, which restricts robocalling and limits calls to people who have placed themselves on the Do Not Call Registry.
Rojas claimed that he received 21 texts between November 2021 and July 2022, saying he had put himself on the don’t-call list to "obtain solitude from invasive and harassing telemarketing calls." He sought damages of $31,500 for "malicious, intentional, willful, reckless, wanton and negligent disregard" for his rights.
Rojas filed the suit in October and three months later filed a motion to dismiss it. The suit named the campaign, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and ActBlue LLC, and included copies of text message sent from the Pelosi campaign to Rojas’ phone number.