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Suit claims law firm violated law with unsolicited texts

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A would-be class action lawsuit claims a New York law firm violated federal law by sending unsolicited text messages.

The suit (PDF) filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York alleges the Pullin Law Firm, based in Woodbury, sent the texts “in a misguided effort to offer legal services to financially vulnerable customers.”

The Oct. 14 suit claims a violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, reports. The plaintiff is Craig Moskowitz of Stamford, Connecticut.

The suit says Moskowitz received a text from the law firm on July 9, 2013, that read: “Breaking news! Allen Pullin Esq: Fannie Mae agrees to 11.6 billion settlement. Call me to see how this effects YOUR home loan terms.”

The New York court system’s list of lawyers identifies a lawyer with a last name of Pullin in Woodbury whose first name is “Allan” rather than “Allen,” the name used in the lawsuit. Meanwhile, an online website says Allan Pullin of the Pullin Law Firm is in Hauppauge, New York. An email seeking comment was not immediately returned.

The suit seeks $500 for each violation of the law.

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