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Southern District of Indiana Rules that Property Manager is Subject to Personal Jurisdiction Based on Text Messages Sent to the Forum State - Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

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Posted on: Jun 6, 2019

From the National Law Review:

The Southern District of Indiana recently held that it had personal jurisdiction over a company that had sent text messages marketing its Ohio properties to students in Indiana. Weiss v. Grand Campus Living, Inc., No. 18-0434, 2019 WL 1206167 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 14, 2019).

The plaintiff, a student at the University of Akron, alleged that defendants had violated the TCPA by sending text messages promoting student rental properties near the university. Id. Her phone was registered in Indiana where she resided, and she received one of the two texts while in Indiana. Id. Both defendants were incorporated and headquartered in Texas, and neither had offices or employees in Indiana. Id.

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